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This page has not been updated in several years. During that time I've added quite a few additional books. This page won't be updated until OmniOutliner 4 is capable—maybe mid 2011. After looking around and harvesting, check out the conceptual resource directory listing.

V Conceptual resource list
V Introduction
* We are limited by what's on our radar ? Being aware of something is not nearly the same as a wholehearted effort over a long period of time. Concepts to daily action
V These tables of content can be viewed as a menu or shopping center from which you can select ideas— main TOC page—on which you want to bet (design) your life. Article titles in my TLN Weblog may provide some "environmental intel".
* A structured note-taking application and process is almost essential working concepts into one's life.
* For individuals and executives: Be sure to see Peter Drucker's: Managing Knowledge Means Managing Oneself, Managing Oneself, Effective Executive preview and The Daily Drucker. David Allen's Getting Things Done may also be useful for implementation gap filing.
* TLN conceptual resource file listing contains a list of site documents that may not have been listed below
* The columns at the right may be used for identifying interesting and relevant areas in each title. The when column may be used for noting when you might want to work on something. These interests could be entered on one's model calendars
V Thoughts on using and their page contents will be added later.
* What could the star ratings mean? Not the same as Netflix. Thirty years from now?
* Try using Google with book titles that are currently unlinked
* I am in the process of adding more material and quite a few of the links have not been added yet. Also in some cases the categorizations aren't quite right
* TLN keywords: tlnkwconceptualresourcemenu; tlnkwconceptualresources
V Organization Evolution (core change vechicle in a society of organizations)
* Organization evolution definition
V Broad scope
* Peter Drucker: Contributions to Business Enterprise
* Toward the Next Economics
V Leader to Leader Institute (a.k.a. Drucker Foundation)
V Michael Porter
V Ken Ohmae
V Mike Kami
V Tom Peters
* The Pursuit of WOW!
* Talent
* Design
* My Years with General Motors
* Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will
* When Giants Learn to Dance
* HP Way
* The Change Masters
* Beyond the Hype (Rediscovering the Essence of Management) by Robert G. Eccles and Nitin Nohria
V Specialized management topics
* Harvard Business Review
* Successful Management by Objectives
* No Nonsense Management
* Management Decisions by Objectives
* Lateral Thinking for Management
* Human Side of Planning
V Short-range strategy development & directions
* Porter on strategy
* Strategy Pure and Simple -- How winning CEOs outthink their competition (by Michel Robert)
V Bruce D. Henderson
* Henderson on Corporate Strategy
* Logic of Business Strategy
* Developing Business Strategies by David A. Aaker
* The Discipline of Market Leaders by Michael Treacy & Fread Wiersema
V Karl Albrecht
* At America's Service
* Service America
* The Only Thing That Matters
* Reengineering the Corporation
* 301 Great Management Ideas
V Strategic planning
* Strategic Planning by George A. Steiner
V Specialized areas
V Financial
* The PIMS Letter of Business Strategy
* The PIMS Presentation
* Strategic Financial Planning
V Organization composition changes
* Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestment: A Guide to Their Impact for Investors and Directors
* Managing Growth (Keys to Success for Expanding Companies) by Guy E. Weismantel and J. Walter Kisling, Jr.
* How to Manage a Turnaround (A Senior's Guide) b Stanley J. Goodman
V Marketing
* Consumer Behavior
V Philip Kotler
* Marketing Insights from A to Z — 80 Concepts Every Manager Needs To Know
* Marketing Management — Analysis, Planning, Implementation, and Control
V Al Ries and or Jack Trout
* Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind
* Bottom-Up Marketing
* Marketing Warefare
* 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
V Theodore Levitt
* Marketing For Business Growth
* The Marketing Imagination
* Thinking About Management
* Stop Telling, Start Selling (How to Use Customer-Focuses Dialog to Close Sales by Linda Richardson
* The Great Marketing Turnaround
* Relationship Marketing
* Ogilvy on Advertising
V Sales
* How I Raised Myself for Failure to Success in Selling
* 127 Sales Closes that Work
V Quality
* Juran on Planning for Quality
* The Deming Management Method
* Dr. Deming, The American Who Taught the Japanese About Quality
* Kaizen (The Key to Japan's Competitive Success) by Masaaki Imai
V Operations
* World Class Manufacturing — The Lessons of Simplicity Applied
* Systems Analysis: A Diagnostic Approach
* The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook —Strategies And Tools For Building A Learning Organization
* Production and Operations Management
* Modern Production Management
V Management sciences
* Managerial Economics
* Linear Programming and Budgeting
* The Planning of Industrial Investment Programs A Methodology
V Career or Work-life Evolution (the main change initiator)
V About the world of work
* Who’s Hiring Who
* The 100 Best Companies to Work For In America
* The American Almanac of Jobs & Salaries
* Motivation in the Real World
V Work life guides
* Develop a reputation for performance (effectiveness)
V Peter Drucker
* The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
V Tom Peters
* The Brand You 50 : Or : Fifty Ways to Transform Yourself from an 'Employee' into a Brand That Shouts Distinction, Commitment, and Passion!
* Career Satisfaction and Success by Bernard Haldane
* The Right Work: Finding It and Making it Right
* Career Map: Deciding What You Want, Getting It, and Keeping It
* What Color is Your Parachute? (81, 88, & 91 editions)
* Where Do I Go From Here With My Life?
* Getting Rich Your Own Way
* The Secrets of a Corporate Headhunter
* Joyce Lane Kennedy’s Career Book
* Career Choices in Art (or whatever)
V Leadership
V Max De Pree
* Leadership is an Art
V Bob Buford
* Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance (by Bob Buford) (1997)
* Finishing Well (2005)
V Organization startup and development
V Startups
V Guy Kawasaki
* SBA Publications (A collection)
* Project Feasibility: A Guide to Profitable New Ventures
* How to Start, Finance, and Manage Your Own Small Business
* 402 Things You Must Know Before Your Start a New Business
* The Entrepreneur’s Guide
* The Entrepreneur’s Handbook (Vol. 1 & 2)
* How to Write a Winning Business Plan
V Small Business
V Peter Drucker chapters
* Helping Small Business Cope
* Managing the Small Business
* Managing the New Enterprise in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
* How to Make Money in Your Own Small Business
* The Power of an Hour by Dave Lakhani
* The E Myth Revisited
* Survival and Growth: Management Strategies for the Small Firm
* The KPMG Peat Marwick 1991-92 Business Advisor for Growing Companies
V Strategic planning
* Strategic Planning for the Small Business—situations, weapons, objectives & tactics
V Marketing
* Successful Marketing for Your Small Business
* How to Really Create a Successful Marketing Plan
* The One-Page Proposal: How to Get Your Business Pitch onto One Persuasive Page
V Guerilla series
* Guerrilla Financing
* Guerrilla Marketing
* Guerrilla Marketing Attack
* Guerrilla Marketing Weapons
* Guerrilla Selling
* The Arthur Young Guide to Financing for Growth
V Employees
V Manager Frameworks
* First Time Manager
* First Time Manager — A survival guide
* How Managers Make Things Happen
* The Executive Deskbook
* Training for Non-Trainers
* Delegate: The Key to Successful Management
* The One Minute Manager
* Putting the One Minute Manager to Work
* The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey
* One Page Management
* Robert Half on Hiring
* Modern Management and Machiavelli
* Managing People on the Job
* Managing People 101 Proven Ideas For Making You & Your People More Productive
* The Manager's Troubleshooter (Pinpointing the causes & cures of 125 tough day-to-day problems
V Employee Frameworks
* Sharkproof
* Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
* What the CEO Wants You to Know: Using Your Business Acumen to Understand How Your Company Really Works
* Office Politics
* Company Manners
* Working Smart
* What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School
* What They Still Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School
V Job Search
* What Color is Your Parachute
* Rites of Passage (Guide to Executive Job Changing)
* Smart Questions: Interview Your Way to Job Success
* The Perfect Cover Letter
* The Perfect Resume
* Knock ’Em Dead with Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions
* Cover Letters that Knock’em Dead
* Perks and Parachutes (How to Get the Ideal Employment Package) by John Tarrant
* Guerrilla Tactics in the Job Market
V Going solo
* How to Succeed as an Independent Consultant
* How to Get Clients
* The Consultants Handbook
V Skill development
* See Skills in the Life Design Area
* Financial Statements (A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and Creating Financial Reports)
V Project Management
* Project Feasibility Analysis
* Design of Project Management Systems & Records
V Software
* Windows
V Mac
* OmniPlan
* Merlin
V Meetings
* How to Run a Successful Meeting in Half the Time
* The Little Black Book of Business Meetings
V Decision Making
* See Peter Drucker's work
* Decision Traps
V Specialized Knowledges
* Time, Space, and Things by B. K. Ridley
V Life Design (the beneficiary)
* Happiness Purpose by Edward de Bono
* How To Have A Beautiful Mind
* The Ultimate Gift
* Real Moments by Barbara De Angelis
* Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
V Susanna McMahon
* The Portable Therapist
* Coping with Life's Stressors
* Having Healthy Relationships
* If ... (Question for the Game of Life) by Evelyn Mc Farlane and James Saywell
* New Personality Self-Portrait by John M. Oldham and Lois B. Morris
* The Nine American Life Styles
* Emotional intelligence
* Your sacred self
* Awaken the Giant Within
* Living Without Limits
* 10 Steps to Empowerment
* The Three Boxes of Life
* Personal companion
* Escaping the prison of Intellect
* How To Develop a family mission statement
V Healing
* The American Medical Association Guide to Your Family's Symptoms
* How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Melba Colgrove, Harold Bloomfield, & Peter Mc Williams
* Listen to Your Pain
* What You Feel You Can Heal
* Surviving, Healing, and Growing
* Feelings Buried Alive Never Die
* The Business Plan for Your Body by Jim Karas
* How To Heal Depression
* Verbally abusive relationship
V Men, women, relationships
* Friends & Lovers: How to Meet the People You Want to Meet by Steve Bhaerman & Don McMillan
* Men, women, relationships
* Making relationships work
* Men Mars, Women Venus
* Mars & Venus Together Forever
* Mars & Venus in love
* Are you the one for me?
* Guerrilla Dating
* He says, She says
* Keeping the love you find
* Getting the love you want
* Couples Companion
* Romantic dates
* Romantic fantasies
* Forbidden Flowers by Nancy Friday
V Topic guide examples
* Sylvia Porter Talks Money
* America’s Best Colleges
* New Car Prices
* Consumer Reports Guide to Used Cars
* How to Sell Your House Without a Broker
V Skills
* Improve Your Reading
* Peak learning
* How to Develop a Super Power Memory
V Connecting with other people
* Internet and World Wide Web Simplified
* Learning Web Design by Jennifer Niederst
* HTML for the World Wide Web by Elizabeth Castro
V Talking
* How to Get Your Point Across in Thirty Seconds or Less
* How to Have a Beautiful Mind by Edward de Bono
* Get to the Point
* How To Talk So People Listen
* How To Talk So Children Will Listen
* Mastering the Business Interview
* How To Start a conversation
* How To Talk To Anyone Anytime
* Talk Your Way to The Top
* Say It Right
V People skills
* Instant rapport
* Savvy Networking
* The Art of Mingling—Easy, Fun, and Proven Techniques for Mastering any Room
* How To Work A Room
* How to Say It
V Visual information
* Graphs: The Picturing of Information
* Beyond Words—A Guide to Drawing Out Ideas by Milly R. Sonneman
* Mapping Inner Space by Nancy Margulies
* Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad
V Negotiation
* Getting Ready to Negotiate by Roger Fisher and Danny Ertel
* Getting to Yes
* Getting past No
* The Fundamentals of Negotiating
* You Can Negotiate Anything
* The Art of Negotiating
V Writing
* Six Weeks to Words of Power
* To write is to know
* The New Writer
* Secrets of Successful Writing
* Powerful Business Writing
* How to Write Better Business Letters
* How to Write a Million Dollar Memo
* Writing the natural way
* The Elements of Style (Strunk & White
* Little Brown English Handbook
V Knowledge specialities
* Introduction to Mathematics
V Action management system -- aka Life Navigation or Life Management System (an Action sequencer)
* Life-time investment system and Life Navigation System Framework
V Framework resources
V David Allen
V Steven Covey
* The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
* First things first
* Principle-Centered Leadership
* The Power of an Hour by Dave Lakhani
* Getting Organized
* The Organized Executive
* Goals
* Executive Time Management: Getting 12 Hours Work Out of an 8 Hour Day
* Time Management Made Easy
V Thinking resources
V Foundations for future directed decisions
* Lessons of History by Will & Ariel Durant
* The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
* The Holocaust Chronicle
* Men, Ideas, and Politics
* The Ultimate Resource
* The Third Wave
V Connections by James Burke
* Connections: Technology and Change Booklet
* Technology and Change
* Society and Population
* Dollars and Dreams: The Changing American Income Distribution
V Data & statistics
* Statistical Abstract of the United States
* Business Statistic (Biennial Edition)
* Flow of Funds Accounts: Annual Total Flows and Year End Assets & Liabilities
* The U.S. Industrial Outlook
* Handbook of Cyclical Indicators
* Business Conditions Digest
* A Time for Truth
* A Guide to Econometrics
* Economic Issues for Consumers
* Consumer’s Resource Handbook
* How to Cope With The Developing Financial Crisis
* The Coming Real Estate Crash
* The Day America Told The Truth
V Edward de Bono
* I am Right, You are Wrong
* Teach Your Child How To Think
* de Bono's Thinking Course
* Teach Yourself to Think
* The Six Thinking Hats
* The Six Value Medals
* The Six Action Shoes
* Water Logic
* Lateral thinking
* The De Bono Code Book
V Dorothy Leeds
* Smart Questions
* Smart thinking
* Use Both Sides of Your Brain
* Thinking Straight
* The Thinker's Toolkit
V Mindmapping
* Mindmapping (Your Personal Guide to Exploring Creativity and Problem-Solving) by Joyce Wycoff
* Thinking course & Mindmapping
* The Mind Map Book
* Mapping Inner Space
* Mindmapping
V Topic area guides
* The Price Waterhouse Book of Personal Financial Planning
* Your Year Round Investment Planner
V Tax Planning
* The Dow Jones-Irwin Guide to Tax Planning
* The Arthur Andersen Tax Guide and Planner
* The Complete Guide to Estate Planning
* The Dow Jones-Irwin Guide to Using the Wall Street Journal
V Financial Investing
* Dunn and Bradstreet’s Guide to Your Investments
V Stocks and Fixed Income Securities
V Ben Graham
* Security Analysis
* The Intelligent Investor
V About Warren Buffett
* The Warren Buffett Way
* The Midas Touch
V John Train
* The Money Masters
* The New Money Masters
* Preserving Capital and Making It Grow
V Peter Lynch
* One Up on Wall Street
* Beating the street
V Andrew Tobias
* The Only Investment Guide You Will Ever Need
* The Only Other Investment Guide You Will Ever Need
* Super Stocks
* Stock Market Blueprints
* Contrarian Investment Strategy
* The Donoghue Strategies
V Mutual Fund
* Forbes Mutual Fund Survey
* William E. Donoghue’s No-Load Mutual Fund Guide
V Money Market
* William E. Donoghue’s Complete Money Market Guide
V Companies for sale
* When You Buy or Sell A Company
* How to Profitably Sell or Buy a Company or Business
* Venture’s Guide to Investing in Private Companies
* Venture Capital
V Real Estate
* The Valuation of Real Estate
* Real Estate Investment Analysis and Taxation
* Real Estate Tax Shelter Handbook
* Real Estate, Banking, and Leasing (HP-17B, HP-27S & HP-19B)
V Basic Foundations
V Text books
* Investments by William Sharpe
* Mathematics of Finance
* Intermediate Accounting
* Money, The Financial System, and Monetary Policy
* Financial Statement Analysis
* Value Line Method of Evaluating Common Stocks
* Knowing Your Common Stocks (a Value Line publication)
* Forbes Money Guide
* The Alchemy of Finance
* Modern Portfolio Theory
* Psychology and the Stock Market
* Portfolio Selection
* Understanding Technical Forecasting
* How to Wake Up The Financial Genius Inside You

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“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic”. — Peter Drucker

The shift from manual workers who do as they are being told — either by the task or by the boss — to knowledge workers who have to manage themselves ↓ profoundly challenges social structure

Managing Oneself is a REVOLUTION in human affairs.” … “It also requires an almost 180-degree change in the knowledge workers’ thoughts and actions from what most of us—even of the younger generation—still take for granted as the way to think and the way to act.” …

… “Managing Oneself is based on the very opposite realities: Workers are likely to outlive organizations (and therefore, employers can’t be depended on for designing your life), and the knowledge worker has mobility.” ← in a context




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