domingo, marzo 20, 2005

¿Qué libros y fuentes podrían sustituir a un MBA?

Según Kaufan explica en su blog, aquí teneis los libros y fuentes en Internet, ordenadas por temas, que sustituirían a un MBA. Aunque todos sabemos que el conocimiento adquirido en un MBA no es el todo (está el networking, el enriquecimiento personal de la transculturalidad de perspectivas, ...), esta lista puede ser útil:

Here are the books (and blogs) that are a part of my "Personal MBA" reading list. (Blogs and online resources are marked with a *.) Some are directly related to business, and some are included for a broader understanding of the world and how we live in it.

[UPDATE, 3/19/2005] Now includes books on accounting, corporate finance, operations management, and statistics for all of you quant folks. Also added real estate and "Learning from the Masters," just for kicks. A HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to the updated list!!!


Getting Things Done by David Allen

The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch

Unstuck by Keith Yamashita and Sandra Spataro

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

* 43 Folders

* Lifehacker


Essentials of Accounting by by Robert Newton Anthony and Leslie K. Pearlman

Corporate Finance:

A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel

Principles of Corporate Finance by Richard A. Brealey and Stewart Myers

What Your CEO Wants You To Know by Ram Charan

My Life As A Quant by Emanuel Derman

Operations Management:

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox

Product Development for the Lean Enterprise by Michael N. Kennedy


Statistics by David Freedman, Robert Pisani, Roger Purves

Statistics (Cliffs Quick Review) by David H. Voelker, Peter Z. Orton, Scott Adams


The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki

The Bootstrapper's Bible by Seth Godin

The Monk and the Riddle by Randy Komisar and Kent Lineback

* Seth Godin's Blog


First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham, Curt Coffman

The One Thing You Need To Know by Marcus Buckingham

The Seven Day Weekend by Ricardo Semler

Management Strategy by Alfred Marcus

Flawless Consulting by Peter Block

Confidence : How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End by Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Good to Great by Jim Collins

* Slacker Manager

Corporate Strategy

Will & Vision: How Latecomers Grow to Dominate Markets by Gerard J. Tellis, Peter N. Golder, Clayton Christensen

On Competition by Michael Porter

The Discipline of Market Leaders by Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema

How the World Works:

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surioweicki

Non-Zero by Robert Wright


The Marketing Playbook by John Zagula, Richard Tong

Beyond the Brand by John Winsor

The Cluetrain Manifesto by Christopher Locke, et al

Lovemarks by Kevin Roberts

Mass Affluence by Paul Nunes and Brian Johnson

Trading Up by Michael Silverstein and Neil Fiske

A New Brand World by Scott Bedbury and Stephen Fenichell

* GapingVoid by Hugh MacLeod

The Human Mind:

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins

Mind Hacks by Tom Stafford, Matt Webb (blog)


Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham, Donald O. Clifton

Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman

Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden

Mastery by by George Leonard

The Now Habit by Neil Fiore

Leadership Is An Art by Max Depree

* Steve Pavlina's Blog


The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte

Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte

Re-Imagine by Tom Peters

The Substance of Style by Virginia Postrel

The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman

Emotional Design by Donald A. Norman


Free Prize Inside by Seth Godin

Getting To Yes by Fisher, Ury, and Patton

The Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer

Influence by Robert B. Cialdini

Working with Others:

Crucial Confrontations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler

Love Is The Killer App by Tim Sanders

Working With Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

Effective Storytelling:

The Story Factor by Annette Simmons

The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories by Christopher Booker

Wisdom Tales From Around the World by Heather Forest


Eloquence in an Electronic Age by Kathleen Hall Jamieson

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking by Barbara Minto

Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson (blog)


* O'Reilly Open Books Project

* Slashdot

* Robert Scoble's Blog

Wired Magazine

Make Magazine (blog)


The Medici Effect by Frans Johansson

Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Seeing What's Next by Clayton M. Christensen, Erik A. Roth, Scott D. Anthony

* Headrush: Creating Passionate Users

Learning From the Masters:

The Essential Drucker by Peter Drucker

The Essays of Warren Buffett by Warren E. Buffett, Lawrence A. Cunningham

Sam Walton: Made In America by Sam Walton, John Huey

Pour Your Heart into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz


The Modern Mind by Peter Watson

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

The New History of the World by J. M. Roberts

Inspiration & Big Ideas

The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

The Art of Possibility by by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

Worthwhile Magazine (blog)

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged OR For the New Intellectual by Ayn Rand (I know some people don't care for her highly-stylized fiction, but there are some amazingly important ideas in Atlas. If you're not a fan of her style, read For the New Intellectual and skip the intro to get a quick introduction to her thoughts on the meaning of money, work, and business.)

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

* Crossroads Dispatches

[Insert your own inspirational material here - the point of this section is to give you mental and emotional fuel to keep you going when times get rough. Read what suits you best.]


Capitalism by George Reisman

Economics In One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt

Free to Choose by Milton and Rose Friedman

Personal Finance & Investment:

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

Die Broke by Stephen Pollan, Mark Levine

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by by Philip Fisher and Kenneth Fisher

* The Motley Fool (particularly their "Hidden Gems" investment service - it's very educational)

Real Estate:

Real Estate Principles for the New Economy by Norman G. Miller, David M. Geltner

General Life Skills:

In Praise of Slowness by Carl Honore

On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee

Combat Conditioning by Matt Furey (the hard sell is annoying, but Furey is a very valuable source of information on bodyweight calisthenics)

Quick References & Summaries:

The Best Business Books Ever by Perseus Publishing

The Great American Bathroom Book, Volumes 1,2,3 by Stevens W. Anderson

* Wikipedia

Keeping Up On The World:

* Technorati

* Google News

* Bloglines

Whew! That's over 115 different resources for expanding your mind without paying a fortune in tuition costs. And this list is by no means complete: there's always more to learn. (My personal philosophy is to read what you're most interested in learning - you learn more that way.)

What's on your "personal MBA" list? :-)


por Oriol Lloret Albert