My top book recommendations on understanding organisations

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Below are the top ten books that I recommend for “understanding organisations”.

They are all about how organisations work beneath the surface. How do they operate, what are the structures and sometimes invisible patterns that govern them?

I have read & own all of these books – let me know if you have any questions on them.

What are your favourite books on the topic? I’d love to hear from you.

Richard Koch – The Power Laws
Peter Senge – The Fifth Discipline
Jeffrey Pfeffer & Robert Sutton – The Knowing-Doing Gap
Malcom Gladwell – The Tipping Point
Cass R. Sunstein & Richard H. Thaler – Nudge
Harvey Coleman – Empowering Yourself: The Organizational Game Revealed
Robert Green – The 48 Laws of Power
Adrian Bejan – Design in Nature
Charles Duhigg – The Power of Habit
James Surowiecki – The Wisdom of the Crowds


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