Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works, by A. G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin, relays the strategic approach Proctor and Gamble CEO Lafley used to increase his company’s market value to $100 billion. It’s a book “about choices, including the choice to create a discipline of strategic thinking and strategic practice within an organization.”

They write that strategy is not about having a vision or having a plan, it’s about winning: making clear tough choices, like what businesses to be in and not be in, how you will win where you play, what capabilities and competencies to turn into core strengths, and how your internal systems will turn those choices into excellent performance. One of the best books I’ve read!