If you only read one book this year, read this one (twice):
Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy
– by Joan Magretta
Seriously, its a concise but accessible introduction to Michael Porter's work on Competition and Strategy.
Michael Porter's Strategy Checklist:
And, don't forget:
- Michael Porter: What is Strategy?
- Michael Porter: Insights by Michael Porter at the World Business Forum
- Eric Ries: The Lean Startup
- Rob Ferguson: The Five Ws (Who, What, Where, When and Why)
- Rob Ferguson: The Magical Number 7 (plus or minus two)