If you want to start your own business, there is no way around this book. The modern firm written by John Roberts is already a classic. The book is discussing the history of the very first entrepreneurs in the new world and is moving towards the different existing organizational designs that are in place in the corporate world.
The interconnection between advancing technology, changing business environments and the impact they have on strategy are important lessons for professionals and will help you to manage change.
Personally I enjoyed reading this book, which is written in a clear and straight forward business language. The mix between anecdotes of historic events but also modern success and comeback stories of firms like Nokia, make this not only an essential but also a worthwile read.