Recently I was asked to present my personal list of favorite management books. These quiet days between Christmas and New Year are extremely useful for reflections so in this blog I proudly present my thoughts on business requirements for a management book. I consider this an honorable and also easy question.
Readers of my blogs already know the answer because I regularly quote from my favorite management books. Being curious I collected and studied some more lists of management book favorites and it became interesting when I analyzed results that brought me to the question what the business requirements should be of a management book. As far as I know there does not exist such a set of business requirements and our best friend the Google search acknowledged this!
My content related management book list business requirements:
Some 20 years ago we had the PIMS project. From business sources PIMS received real business data the company identifying information was removed of course anyone with a good research idea could present a proposal and after acceptance carry that out.
Examples: want to check the ideas of Peter Drucker? Be my guest, result passed. Or want to check some thoughts of Michael Porter? Result partly passed. Besides content related requirements one usually also takes process oriented requirements into account. Personally, I limit my list to 3 books. Furthermore, I am a business improvement architect, management consultant, and consultancy line manager. This further limits the scope of management book domain I want to study. I also limit the available reading time to my holidays. This all leads to my management book list which I proudly present.
I am sure that you can think of some more management book business requirements. Please provide me with your input and let us create a complete list of requirements. Furthermore, how does your management book short list looks like. We like to hear from you! Contact Hans Lodder.