Inspiring story on how Marc Benioff built Salesforce.com. Benioff sounds slightly crazy, but that's probably what it takes. Recommended for anyone running a start-up (especially if you're in B2B like we are).
Writing a business plan and therefore temporarily liberating this Michael Porter (HBS guru and superstar) title from the shelf. Not sure I could be bothered to ever read this from cover to cover ... but the introduction is always helpful.
An interview with the author on Peter Day's radio program on BBC World convinced me this is worth buying. The UK version is called "What they teach you at Harvard Business School" and the author is fairly skeptical of the MBA concept ... as one probably should be.
Is it just me or do all roads lead to Clayton Christensen? The Harvard Business Review podcast had an interview with CC about "business model innovation" which seems to be what this title is about. An interview on the Business Week podcast sold me this one. (Anyone notice a pattern?)