I'm on sabbatical from my blog but dropped by to recommend three key books.
If you're a manager or executive in a publicly traded firm, you must have the first one, "Winning Investors Over." In it, NYU Finance Professor Baruch Lev explains how to deal with everything from reporting requirements and earnings guidance to Corporate Social Responsibility programs and managing activist Boards. It's supported by copious research, which he references thoroughly.
The second book, "Intangible Assets," is a quick, more in-depth read that explains what you need to know to RIGOROUSLY think about non-financial assets. (If your book list is too long, I've summarized it here.)
The third book, "The New Financial Order," is a brilliant explanation on how risk management should be reconceived for a global society. Robert Shiller is the Yale economics faculty you may recall from his earlier book, "Irrational Exuberance" - he's got a fine track record as a visionary.