Technology, business and the working world are changing rapidly in today's fast-paced climate. To help you stay a step ahead, AbeBooks has assembled a must-read list of resources to keep you sharp and on top. Work has never been more important than in today's economic environment, and we could all use some words of wisdom. From strategic thinking to leadership tips, innovation to inspiration, here are our to survival and revival.

Taking Care of Business

Cut to the Chase by Stuart R. Levine
Cut to the Chase
Stuart Levine
Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
Effective Executive
Peter F. Drucker
Making Things Happen by Scott Berkun
Making Things Happen
Scott Berkun
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Getting Things Done David Allen

Enter the Entrepreneur

Follow the Leader

First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
First Break All the Rules
Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
12: The Elements of Great Managing by James K. Harter and Rodd Wagner
12: The Elements of Great Managing
James K. Harter and Rodd Wagner
Growing Great Employees by Erika Andersen
Growing Great Employees
Erika Andersen
Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls by Noel M. Tichy and Warren G. Bennis
Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls
Noel M. Tichy and Warren G. Bennis

Bright Ideas

Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
Blue Ocean Strategy
W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
Green to Gold by Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston
Green to Gold
Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston
Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter
Competitive Strategy
Michael Porter

Mastering the Mind Games

Surviving and Thriving Today

Panic! by Michael Lewis
Panic
Michael Lewis
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell
The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
The Black Swan
Nassim Taleb