An effective strategy is needed for every company to succeed. A lot can be learned from the best strategy books but you will need to think to apply the ideas.
You Already Have An Emergent Strategy
Whether you intended to or not, you already have a strategy. Something emerges from what you do inside your business and out in your market even if you haven’t taken the time to plan out:
– What you want to achieve in the longer term;
– Who you want to sell to;
– What you want to sell;
– Who you intend to survive the inevitable competition.
The question is…
Is It Working For You?
Is your emergent strategy working for you or against you? Is it really helping you to move to your long term goals, even if those goals are intangible thoughts you have about what to do when you retire.
If it isn’t, you need to change your strategy or to develop a deliberate strategy and implement it. These strategy books will help you think about how you can get what you want whilst delighting customers and beating your competitors.
The Best Books About Strategic Planning, Strategic Management and Strategic Thinking
You will only see the books I’ve rated at Four Stars (meaning good and well worth reading) and Five Stars (excellent and very highly recommended). Reviews of lower rated books appear on Amazon.co.uk but I haven’t brought the reviews across to my own website.
If you read my reviews, you’ll see I try to explain why I like them but also to identify any weaknesses. My job as a reviewer is to help you to find the most appropriate books rather than to help sell more books.
On that note, if you do decide to buy, I’d appreciate it if you could click through to Amazon on my links as (hopefully) I’ll earn a small referral commission.
Some of these books can be very expensive so, if you’re happy with a hard back or paperback book, take a look at the second hand options on Amazon. Personally I only buy if the condition is described as “As New” or “Very Good” unless I’m really keen and forced to drop down to “Good”.
This is one of my favourite categories.
I have a particular interest in how businesses differentiate from each other and therefore stand out from competitors. These are included in a separate category of the Best Differentiation Strategy Books which also includes books about branding and developing Unique Selling Propositions (the famous USP).
If you only want to focus on the very best strategy books, here are the 5 Star Business Strategy Books. Alternatively you might want to see all my business strategy book reviews.
Here are links to the other pages – page 2 – page 3 – page 4 – page 5