Monday, December 23, 2013
Best Business Books | 2013
The same can been said about reading business books. No need to wait three years. The list has been distilled. Here are the twelve business books that represent the finest that 2013 had to offer.
For the sixth year running Beantown Web has conducted a quasi-scientific meta-search to identify the best business books published during the calendar year. This year's search began by identifying 12 "Best of" lists as follows:
- 800 CEO Read
- Information Week
- Management Today
- OPEN Forum
- Strategy + Business
- The Agency Post
- The Globe and Mail
- The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs
- The Washington Post
A total of 118 books were mentioned on at least one "Best of" list. Ninety of these books were mentioned only once. An additional 16 books were mentioned on two lists and these 16 books comprise The Honorable Mention list.
The Fifth Shelf
Three books were mentioned on three lists and have been placed on The Fifth Shelf:
The Fourth Shelf
One book was mentioned on four lists and was placed on The Fourth Shelf:
The Third Shelf
Three books were mentioned on five lists and were placed on The Third Shelf:
The Second Shelf
Two books were mentioned on six lists and were placed on The Second Shelf:
The Top Shelf
Three books were mentioned on seven lists and were placed on The Top Shelf:
I only read one book from this list of 12 and none from the 16 books on the Honorable Mention list. I also read one book from the 90 that were mentioned once. Here are my personal reviews for both books on Goodreads.com:
Suggested Success Strategy
Regardless of your professional discipline, web-related or otherwise, business is the engine that drives economic well-being. The economy continues to improve at a less-than-optimal pace. You can help enhance your economic prospects by learning more about the business of business.
Goal: Select one business book from the twelve listed above, read it, practice its principles and shift your career into a higher gear in 2014. Of course, you can also grab a bottle of the finest scotch, select all twelve books, read one per month and receive a guaranteed seat in business class!
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