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Reading is an essential part of our research process at Phoenix. Here, we share some of the books we have found useful.

We update our reading room regularly, so come back to see new additions.

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Companies

The Innovator’s Dilemma

Clayton M. Christensen

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On Competition

Michael Porter

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Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies

Copeland et al

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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr

Ron Chernow

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Built To Last

James Collins ; Jerry Porras

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Good to Great

James Collins

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How the Mighty Fall

James Collins

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Shaping The Industrial Century

Alfred D. Chandler

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The Aggressive Conservative Investor

Martin Whitman and Martin Shubik

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Hidden Champions: Lessons from 500 of the World's Best Unknown Companies

Hermann Simon

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Small Giants: Companies That Choose to be Great Instead of Big

Bo Burlington

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The King of Cash: The Inside Story of Larry Tisch

Christopher Winans

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The Ultimate Question 2.0 (revised & expanded)

Fred Reichheld

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Smart Retail: Winning Ideas and Strategies From The Most Successful Retailers In The World, (3rd Edition)

Richard Hammond

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King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, And Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone

David Carey & John E Morris

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The Billion Dollar Molecule: One Company's Quest for the Perfect Drug

Barry Werth

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The Chocolate Wars: Inside The Secret Worlds of Mars & Hershey

Joel Glenn Brenner

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Grinding It Out: The Making Of McDonald's

Ray Kroc

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Conspiracy of Fools

Kurt Eichenwald

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The Smartest Guys in the Room

Bethany McLean & Peter Elkind

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The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

William Thorndike

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My Years With General Motors

Alfred P. Sloan

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Dream Big: How Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Telles and Beto Sicupira Acquired Anheuser-Busch, Burger King and Heinz and Revolutionized Brazilian Capitalism

Cristiane Correa

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After I Was Sixty

Lord Thomson of Fleet

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The Go-Go Years

John Brooks

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The Science of Success: How Market Based Management Built the World's Largest Private Company

Charles Koch

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Cable Cowboy: John Malone and the Rise of the Modern Cable Business

Mark Robichaux

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Father, Son & Co.: My Life at IBM and beyond

Thomas J. Watson

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The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family

Ron Chernow

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The Big Fella: The Rise and Rise of BHP Billiton

Peter Thompson & Robert Macklin

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