There are a lot of books out there to help manage projects, time, and improve innovation. Here are some of the best and a bit on what makes them the best.
I haven't provided links, but all these books can be found at Amazon.
Total Workday Control Using Microsoft® Outlook: The Eight Best Practices of Task and E-Mail Management by Michael Linenberger
This book is a rare exception. It is exactly the kind of book about software that I am constantly looking for and almost never find. This book tells you how to use MS Outlook to manage your tasks, your emails, and get things done faster and better. It does not tell you useless things like how to do a search in MS Outlook. The author does tell you how to do specific things like go into an auto filter menu and make configuration changes. The point is that he is helping you set up MS Outlook to do work. He has developed a system for getting performance out of MS Outlook and I can say from experience that his system works.
Building a Project-Driven Enterprise: How to Slash Waste and Boost Profits Through Lean Project Management by Ronald Mascitelli This book is the most powerful endorsement for using a lean office and eliminating waste that I have ever come across. This is not a book about painting yellow lines around your phone so it is always in the right location on your desk. It is instead about delivering value on your project. If a step or process does not add value to the customer, then you want to eliminate the waste if possible. At the same time, the author is a realist. He understands that some things are built in so you might have to accept the waste but only after you have realized it is there. It puts you in a much better position to improve for the future.
Getting Things Done : The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
The master work of time management.
The Ten Faces of Innovation by Thomas Kelley and Jonathan Littman
Ideation has many faces and Thomas Kelley does an unbelievable job of identifying those roles and the value that they bring. Also good is The Art of Innovation, but the Ten Faces is the superior work.
The World Is Flat: Updated and Expanded by Thomas L. Friedman
Neal Whitten's No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects
Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Project 2003
Recent information shows that the book may not be 100% factual but it is still a great study. Among other things it provides some insight into projects going wrong and right and how the currently available information shapes decisions. For a (perhaps) more accurate story, read Shadow Divers Exposed: the Real Saga of the U-869.