Good to Great by Jim Collins. (ISBN#0066620996) Is the first of 2 books required for the Certified Business Management Expert (CBME) Designation.
Start with 1,435 good companies. Examine their performance over 40 years. Find the 11 companies that became great. Now here’s how you can do it too. Lessons on eggs, flywheels, hedgehogs, buses, and other essentials of business that can help you transform your company.
Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish. (ISBN#1590790154) Is the second of 2 books required for the Certified Business Management Expert (CBME) Designation.
What are the underlying handful of fundamentals that haven’t changed for over a hundred years? From Harnish’s famous “Mastering a One Page Strategic Plan” process that has been a best-selling article on the web to his concise outline of eight practical actions you can take to strengthen your culture, this book is a compilation of best practices adapted from some of the best-run firms on the planet. Included is an instructive chapter co-authored by Rich Russakoff, revealing winning tactics to get banks to finance your business. Lastly, there are case studies demonstrating the validity of Harnish’s practical approaches..
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