Sunday, January 09, 2011
Best Business Books | 2010
Seven books stand above the rest as the Best Business Books of 2010.
What follows is Beantown Web's annual quasi-scientific analysis of the Best Business Books published in the previous year. The search began with an online review of 10 "Best of" lists from the following sources:
- Amazon | Customers
- Amazon | Editors
- CEO Read
- Fast Company
- Financial Times
- Library Journal
- Marketplace | American Public Media
- Miami Herald
- The Economist
- The Wall Street Journal Digital Network
All told, 103 books were mentioned on at least one "Best of" list. Among these offerings twenty books were mentioned on two lists (The Honorable Mention).
Best Business Books | Runners Up
Here are the four books identified on three lists (The Runners Up):
- Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
- Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy
Best Business Books | Winners
~ Third place, mentioned on five of the 10 lists: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
~ Second place, mentioned on six of the 10 lists: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
~ First place, mentioned on seven of the 10 lists: Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard?
I can personally vouch for four of the seven books identified, having read and posted reviews for the following:
I look forward to chilly winter nights getting acquainted with the other three recommended books. [ Note: Check out additional bookshelf recommendations in the right-hand column. ]
Suggested Success Strategy
Identify one book from the seven listed above and commit to learning more about the business world. Making a study of best business practices can only help improve job prospects and career success as we continue to establish a foothold in "the new normal."
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