Co-Opetition – Barry J. Nalebuff and Adam M. Brandenburger

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Anyone who likes thinking about business in theoretical terms;
  • Anyone interested in finance and macrobusiness;
  • Students of philosophy, psychology and economics.

SUMMARY

Co-opetition (1996) combines game theory with business strategy, presenting a roadmap for how to create a successful venture. The authors explain how running a business is just like playing a game: it involves mastering the rules, knowing the players and the value they bring, understanding tactical approaches and being able to see the big picture. With these elements in place, you can utilize them to improve your own position in the game of business.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Anyone who thinks that they are far too busy without being productive;
  • Anyone who feels like there is never enough time;
  • Anyone having a hard time identifying his or her priorities in life.

SUMMARY

Essentialism (2014) teaches you how to do better by doing less. By offering practical solutions for how to get your priorities straight, Essentialism helps you to eliminate all of the junk in your routine that’s keeping you from being truly productive and fulfilled.

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Young entrepreneurs, managers and business leaders;
  • Readers interested in military leadership and tactics;
  • Anyone interested in improving their leadership skills.

SUMMARY

Extreme Ownership (2015) is about how Navy SEAL Team commanders lead. These blinks discuss the complex, life-and-death combat situations that Navy SEALs often have to deal with and how you can apply their skills in the world of business.

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution – Chris Anderson

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Anyone who wants to know more about new business models and new technologies;
  • Anyone interested in 3D printing and open hardware;
  • Anyone interested in the future of manufacturing.

SUMMARY

Makers (2012) outlines the radical changes that are taking place in the manufacturing world, made possible by the internet and digital manufacturing technologies, and explores its implications for business and society.

Competitive Strategy – Michael E. Porter

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Anyone who wants to lead in their industry;
  • CEOs, investors and entrepreneurs.

SUMMARY

Competitive Strategy presents a thorough examination of the nature of industry competition as well as the common strategies that successful businesses employ to get ahead. It not only offers valuable insights into how to compete in the market, but also reveals how companies can use their competitors’ information to best them at their own game.

The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead – Richard Branson 

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Budding entrepreneurs looking for inspiration;
  • Business enthusiasts wanting a fresh perspective;
  • Fans of uplifting true stories.

SUMMARY

The Virgin Way (2015) explores Richard Branson’s secrets of leadership. Drawing on real-world anecdotes from the author’s decades of experience and eccentric way of doing business, these blinks are an insight into one of the world’s most innovative minds.