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Master Strategy: 10 Best Books On Strategic Planning

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No matter what you do, whether you’re running a dog walking company or a multi billion tech company, you need to have a stratergy. Here are the 10 books you should read to master strategic planning.

Each of the books on this list is suggested by a Fupping contributor.

#1 Traction by Gino Wickman

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This book is perfect for any business who finds themselves in the chasm of building revenue and trying to keep up with expansion in the business, yet caught in that limbo of growing pains. Whether it’s trying to build that strategy plan for that new hire, or coming up for air to even THINK about what’s the next most efficient move for the business to keep the model sustainable and preventing your team from burn out, Traction is a no-frills big drink of water for anyone who’s famished for guidance.

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Contributors: Eric Hobbs from Technology Associates

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#2 Strategic Planning Unleashed by Ronald J. Recardo & Tim Toterhi

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The methodology [in this book] is scalable to different organizations of various sizes and complexities and includes many strategic planning tools that are not in the public domain. It can help leaders in any organization analyze its external environment, reach consensus on your sources of competitive advantage, identify a business strategy, and execute it seamlessly.

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Contributors: Tim Toterhi from Plotline Leadership

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#3 The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes

Touted by business giants such as Brian Tracy and Michael Gerber, this book is perfect for budding professionals, business owners and seasoned executives with Fortune 500 corporations. Written in a fast paced and engaging manner, Holmes shares 12 key strategies that any company or person can use to accelerate sales and profits, double or triple productivity and lock in business for years to come.

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Contributors: Richard Villasana from Forever Homes for Foster Kids

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#4 Leadership For Introverts by Ty Belknap

The book Leadership For Introverts includes a section on Planning for Success. The planning process includes: Finding your why, determining your core values, creating a mission statement or Edict, developing your strategic vision and determining your strategy. Each part includes hints and tips for introverts to capitalize on their quiet nature.

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Contributors: Ty Belknap from Port Bell

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#5 Good strategy/Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt

A critical error I see constantly in strategic planning is not having a definition what strategy is. This may seem simple, but in practice, people think they are taking about the same thing, but they aren’t. And soon conflict and issues emerge. Good Strategy/Bad Strategy takes you through an easy to use definition of what strategy is and applies it to may situations so you can quickly understand what you should building through your planning process.

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Contributors: Gary Romano from Civitas Strategies, LLC

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#6 Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

Today's employees need leaders who are willing to put their employees' interest ahead of theirs. It's definitely not easy, but Simon Sinek shares some great anecdotes from all different settings to help you understand why this matters so much.

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Contributors: Joshua Feinberg from Data Center Sales & Marketing Institute

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#7 Remote by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried

Digital transformation -- and the rise of mobile devices and cloud computing -- have completely changed the notion of traditional offices and workplaces on their heads. Learn from the founders of legendary SaaS company Basecamp how to successfully build and manage a remote team.

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Contributors: Joshua Feinberg from Data Center Sales & Marketing Institute

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#8 Purple Cow by Seth Godin

With increasing globalization, it's harder than ever for companies to stand out from the crowd. But what if you truly brought something so special and unique that your target market couldnt't help but be attracted to your brand? Seth Godin helps you see why your opinions on your own differentiation don't matter and how to rethink what it takes to compete and win today.

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Contributors: Joshua Feinberg from Data Center Sales & Marketing Institute

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#9 The Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter

I took his class in business school and this is a classic. It takes you through all the steps with frameworks, rules and tools to be successful.

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Contributors: Paige Arnof-Fenn from Mavens & Moguls

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#10 The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

This is not a book about the strategic planning process. Rather, it is a book that explores how habits are created by individuals and by organizations and how these resulting habits influence results and future success. This is a great book from which to glean fundamental processes and then direct towards implementing them in our personal and organizational lives. It explains how the leader of a business, in one case Alcoa, uses a simple β€œkeystone habit” to focus the entire organization in a way that had an outsized impact on corporate success.

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Contributors: Partner Mike McQuiston from The Connor Group

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