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  • Top sellers:

    Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works

    A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin

    Harvard Business Review Press, 272 pages.

    Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy

    John Wood

    Viking Books, 320 pages.

    The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Business Win

    Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford

    IT Revolution Press, 345 pages.



Here are some recent best-selling business books from 800-CEO-READ:

• In “Playing to Win,” Lafley, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble and one of the most successful business leaders of the last century, and Martin, dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, say most firms shy away from difficult strategic choices, settling instead for false approaches that can lead to irreversible blunders.

• “Creating Room to Read”: What’s happened since Wood left Microsoft to change the world? Just ask 6 million kids in the poorest regions of Asia and Africa. In 1999, at age 35, Wood quit a lucrative career to found the nonprofit Room to Read. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “the Andrew Carnegie of the developing world,” he strived to bring the lessons of the corporate world to the nonprofit sector – and succeeded spectacularly.

•  “The Phoenix Project”: In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they’ll never view IT the same way again. MCT

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