John Daly’s Recommended Reading List for CFOs and Aspiring CFOs

John L. Daly is a Chelsea, Michigan based management consultant specializing in costing, pricing strategy and pricing model development. He has taught continuing professional education courses since 1995. Earlier in his career, John was Chief Financial Officer for a Tier 1 automotive parts supplier. He also has been CFO for a large restaurant chain and COO for a window treatments manufacturer and retailing chain. He is the owner of Executive Education, Inc., and author of Pricing for Profitability published by Wiley & Sons.

[easyazon_link asin=”047123754X” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]Activity-Based Costing: Making It Work for Small and Mid-Sized Companies[/easyazon_link]

by Douglas T. Hicks, Wiley & Sons, 2002.

[easyazon_link asin=”0060566108″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies[/easyazon_link]

by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras, Harper Business Essentials, 1994

[easyazon_link asin=”B001CB34KY” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance[/easyazon_link]

by Michael Porter, Free Press, 1998

[easyazon_link asin=”0071829318″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior, Second Edition ( Paperback)[/easyazon_link]

by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler, McGraw‐Hill, New York 2005

[easyazon_link asin=”1592400876″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation[/easyazon_link]

by Lynne Truss, Penguin, 2004

[easyazon_link asin=”0066620996″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t[/easyazon_link]

by Jim Collins, HarperCollins, 2001

[easyazon_link asin=”0062120999″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All[/easyazon_link]

by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen, HarperBusiness, 2011

[easyazon_link asin=”0977326411″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In[/easyazon_link]

by Jim Collins, HarperCollins, 2009

[easyazon_link asin=”1439167346″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]How To Win Friends and Influence People[/easyazon_link]

by Dale Carnegie

[easyazon_link asin=”0743249275″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated[/easyazon_link]

by James Womack and Daniel Jones, Free Press, 2003

[easyazon_link asin=”0316017930″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]Outliers: The Story of Success[/easyazon_link]

by Malcolm Gladwell, Little‐Brown, 2008

[easyazon_link asin=”0471415359″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]Pricing for Profitability: Activity-Based Pricing for Competitive Advantage[/easyazon_link]

by John L. Daly, Wiley & Sons, 2001

[easyazon_link asin=”0061147893″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work[/easyazon_link]

by Paul Babiak and Robert D. Hare, 2007

[easyazon_link asin=”0321534042″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]The Non-Designer’s Design Book (3rd Edition)[/easyazon_link]

by Robin Williams, Peachpit Press, 2004

[easyazon_link asin=”0071392319″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer[/easyazon_link]

by Jeffery F. Liker, McGraw‐Hill, 2004

[easyazon_link asin=”B004C445EC” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”execeducinc-20″]The Big Book of Writing (Originally Published as The Writing Code): The Complete How-To Guide to Writing, With 100 Short Case Studies and Hints from Masters in All Genres[/easyazon_link]

by Charles Euchner, Kindle Books, 2010

[easyazon_link identifier=”0671671642″ locale=”US” tag=”execeducinc-20″]Growing a Business[/easyazon_link]

by Paul Hawken, Simon & Schuster, 1987

[easyazon_link identifier=”1589795474″ locale=”US” tag=”execeducinc-20″]The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy[/easyazon_link]

by Thomas J. Stanley, PhD, William D. Danko, PhD.  Taylor Trade Publishing, 1986

[easyazon_link identifier=”0307352153″ locale=”US” tag=”execeducinc-20″]Quiet:  The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking,[/easyazon_link]

by Susan Cain, 2012

[easyazon_link identifier=”0385349947″ locale=”US” tag=”execeducinc-20″]Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead[/easyazon_link]

by Sheryl Sandberg, Random House, 2013

[easyazon_link identifier=”0470568054″ locale=”US” tag=”execeducinc-20″]The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing: Do’s and Don’ts to Protect Your Financial Life[/easyazon_link]

by Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth, Wiley & Sons, 2010