Scott Augustine, CEO of Augustine Medical Devices, a $64-million maker of medical devices, shares his favorite books on creative thinking and running a business.
Scott Augustine is obsessed with innovation. His company, Augustine Medical, a $64-million maker of medical devices based in Eden Prarie, Minn., cranks out innovations one after another, due in part to his obsession and belief that R&D doesn't stop at the product department's door.
But studied in medicine, Augustine isn't your typical MBA CEO. To augment his background and boost his managerial acumen, Augustine has studied business diligently and has read over 100 business books to help him run his company. In his list of favorites, you'll find the resources that helped bolster his creative thinking and sharpen his leadership skills.
Good to Great, by James C. Collins (HarperCollins, October 16, 2001)
The Innovator's Dilemma, by Clayton M. Christensen (Harvard Business School Press, June 1997)
Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind, by Al Ries & Jack Trout (McGraw-Hill Trade, December 13, 2000)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship, by Peter F. Druker (HarperBusiness, May 1993)
Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future, by Joel A. Barker (HarperBusiness, reprint edition, May 1993)
Competing for the Future, by Gary Hamel & C.K. Prahalad (Harvard Business School Press, September 1994)
Leading the Revolution, by Gary Hamel (Harvard Business School Press, August 2000)
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, by James C. Collins & Jerry I. Porras (HarperBusiness, 1st edition, August 20, 2002)
The Art of Innovation, by Tom Kelly (Doubleday, January 16, 2001)