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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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Management

The Innovator’s Dilemma

Clayton M. Christensen

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On Competition

Michael Porter

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The Effective Executive

Peter Drucker

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

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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 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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Management in 10 Words

Terry Leahy

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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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Only The Paranoid Survive: How To Exploit The Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company And Career

Andy Grove

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Tap Dancing To Work: Warren Buffett On Practically Everything 1966 - 2012

Carol Loomis

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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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Business Adventures

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

Thomas J. Watson

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The Art of Thinking Clearly

Rolf Dobelli

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The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less

Barry Schwartz

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The Value Imperative: Managing for Superior Shareholder Returns

James M. McTaggert

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The Checklist Manifesto

Atul Gawande

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How To Be Rich

J. Paul Getty

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The Rise & Fall of Modern Medicine

James Le Fanu

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