Books - Recommendations to assist you

We have compiled a resource of various Book Recommendations to assist you in better understanding the areas within which GRC Consulting operates. These are references that we own, utilise in our work and recommend to you, as our preferred and utilised reading references.

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GRC - Governance, Risk and Compliance - A Consolidation

If you wish to better understand why the GRC Elements should be Integrated within organisations, so as to achieve world class operations and GRC synergy. Then this is an excellent reference.

Corporate Defense and the Value Preservation Imperative - Sean Lyons

GRC - Governance, Risk and Compliance

There are many sources on these topics, but these are one the best groupings and written in simple, easy to understand business language. Whilst they contain lessons even for the expert, they are applicable for those where these topics may not be comfortable ground. The following groups of reference materials are excellent for this purpose.

How Good is your GRC? - Norman Marks

Risk Management in Plain English: A Guide for Executives - Norman Marks

World Class Risk Management - Norman Marks

Making Business Sense of Technology Risk - Norman Marks

Auditing that Matters - Norman Marks

World-class Internal Audit: Tales from my Journey - Norman Marks

Is your Internal Audit World-class? - Norman Marks

Management's Guide to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404: Maximise Value within your Organisation - Norman Marks

Company Secretariat

If you wish to better understand the world of the Corporate Secretary, the workings with and for the Board and build your own check-lists and processes, as presented under relevant English Frameworks. Then these are excellent references .

Company Secretary's Handbook - Douglas Armour

Company Secretary's Checklists - Douglas Armour

International Integrated Reporting Framwork

If you wish to better understand the trend toward the Integrated Reporting Framework and the 6 capitals. Then these are excellent references.

The International Integrated Reporting Council's (IIRC) - International Integrated Reporting Framework - January 2021

Six Capital or can the Accountants save the planet? - Jane Gleeson-White

Business Strategy and Leadership

If you wish to better understand business strategy and leadership. Then these are excellent references.

Your Next Five Moves - Master the Art of Business Strategy - Patrick Bet-David

Cant Hurt Me - Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds - David Goggins

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win - Jocko Willink and Lief Babin

Start with Why - How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to take Action - Simon Sinek

Find Your Why - A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose For You and Your Team - Simon Sinek

The Infinite Game - Simon Sinek

Beyond Entrepreneurship - B.E. 2.0 - Turning your Business into an Enduring Great Company - Jim Collins and Bill Lazier

Great By Choice - Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck - Why some thrive despite them all - Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen

Good To Great - Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... and Others Don't - Jim Collins

Built To Last - Successful Habits of Visionary Companies - Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras

The Leadership Book - Mark Anderson

Execution - The Discipline of Getting Things Done - Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan with Charles Burck

Boards, Directors, Governance and Leadership

If you wish to better understand Boards, Directors, related Governance and leadership. Then these are good references.

The Healthy Company - Prof. Mervin King and Leigh Roberts

How Boards Work - And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World - Dambisa Moyo

Boards That Deliver - Advancing Corporate Governance from Compliance to Competitive Advantage - Ram Charan

Owning Up - The 14 Questions Every Board Member Needs to Ask - Ram Charan

Chairing the Board - A practical guide to activities and responsibilities - John Harper

Corporate Governance and the Board - What Works Best - Richard M. Steinberg

Strategy - Scenario Based Strategic Planning - A Core Focus Read

If you wish to better understand Scenario Strategic Planning, its development and concepts, possibly with a view to building your own methodology, the the following groups of reference materials are excellent for this purpose.

Scenario Based Strategic Planning - Schwenker & Wulf

Flag Watching - How a Fox decodes the future - Clem Sunter

The Fox Trilogy: Imagining the unimaginable and dealing with it - Clem Sunter & Chantell Ilbury

Foxy Futurists and how to become one - Clem Sunter

Socrates and the the Fox - A Strategic Dialogue - Clem Sunter & Chantell Ilbury

Games Foxes Play: Planning for Extraordinary Times - Clem Sunter & Chantell Ilbury

The Mind of a Fox: Scenario Planning in Action - Clem Sunter & Chantell Ilbury

Never Mind the Millennium. What about the next 24 hours? - Clem Sunter

The World and South Africa in the 1990s - Clem Sunter

Thinking the Future - New perspectives from the shoulders of giants - Clem Sunter and Mitch Ilbury

Strategy - Scenario Based Strategic Planning - Other Foundation Reads

Other background and filler reads on Scenario Based Strategic Planning, that are useful background understanding and reference materials.

The Art of the Long View - Peter Schwartz

The Grey Rhino: How to recognise the obvious dangers we ignore - Michele Wucker

Scenario Planning in Organisations: How to create, use and assess scenarios - Thomas Chermack

Scenario Planning: A Guide to the Future - Woody Wade

Strategy - The Traditional Way

For those wishing to follow the more tradition ways of developing annual strategy or "rolling plans", then the following are useful and helpful references.

Simply Strategy: The shortest route to the best strategy - Richard Koch & Peter Nieuwenhuizen

Strategy that Works - Leinwand & Mainardi

Strategic Management: Concepts and Tools - Jae K Shim

Strategic Business Forecasting: Including Business Tools and Applications - Jae K Shim

Change Management

For those wishing to better understand the methodology and practices behind successful global organisations and lead large scale Change. Then these are excellent references.

Beyond Performance 2.0: A proven approach to leading large-scale change - Keller & Schaninger

Leading Change - John P. Kotter

Due Diligence

For those wishing to better understand the methodology and develop their own working practices, processes and checklists, covering the material elements of undertaking a due diligence, whether for simple due diligence purposes or for evaluation of equity investments, then the following are excellent references to assist you.

The AMA Handbook of Due Diligence - William Crilly & Andrew Sherman

Operations Due Diligence: An M&A Guide for Investors and Business - James F. Greely

Checklists for Due Diligence - Peter Howson

Useful Business Key: Tools, Models, KPI's and Ratio's

For those wishing to better understand these useful aspects, or simply to have a good source of reference on hand for the right occassion, then the following are excellent references to assist you.

Key Strategy Tools - Vaughan Evans

Key Management Models - van Assen & van den Berg & Pietersma

Key Performance Indicators - Bernard Marr

Key Management Ratios - Ciaran Walsh

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