Top Management and Strategy books which everyone should read …

There are many books which will give us an insight on what a corporation looks like and how to shape it from the inside. Out of them, these are the books which helped me understand from the perspective of a CEO…

  1. The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger:
    This book is written by the current CEO of Disney, Robert Iger himself. Today, Disney is the largest, most admired media company in the world, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its properties.

    In this book, Robert Iger shares the lessons he learnt while running Disney, his principles, qualities to become a good leader. This is a must read book.
  2. No Rules Rules by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer:
    This book is a culmination of the ground rules which every employee must follow at Netflix. It’s co-authored by the Co-Founder and CEO of Netflix. This book highlights the importance of having no rules and gives an insight on a different way to run an organization.

  3. Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance:
    This book doesn’t highlight the corporate rules, policies or principles but rather it shows the importance of innovation in an organization and how having a long-term vision always helps the company. This is also an autobiography of Elon Musk, who is the richest man in the world, and is the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, founded and sold Paypal.

  4. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson:
    This book is the autobiography of the legendary Steve Jobs. From the creation of Apple to being kicked out of it, then rejoining Apple when it was on the verge of bankruptcy. This book is a roller-coaster ride but also focuses on the importance of product design, marketing and having a vision.

I like other books too like ShoeDog by Phil Knight, Sam Walton: Made in America, Alibaba: The house that Jack Ma built, The Everything Store etc. but the above mentioned ones are must read in my opinion. 






  1. Robert Iger著 「The Ride of a Lifetime」 :
  2. Reed Hastings ・ Erin Meyer著「 No Rules Rules」
  3. Ashlee Vance著 「Elon Musk」:
  4. Walter Isaacson著「Steve Jobs」:

Phil Knightの「ShoeDog」、Sam Waltonの「Made in America」、Alibabaの「The house that Jack Ma built」「The Everything Store」などの本も好きですが、上記の本は必読だと思います。