Monday, January 12, 2015
Best Business Books | 2014
More than 8,000 business books were published in 2014, not counting more than 25,000 self-published books (source). Which ones are most likely to add value to your career?
For the seventh 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
- Business Insider
- Financial Times
- Library Journal
- The Globe and Mail
- The Times of India
- The Washington Post
- Strategy + Business
A total of 104 books were mentioned on at least one "Best of" list -- 78 of these books were mentioned only once. An additional 13 books were mentioned on two lists and these books comprise The Honorable Mention list.
The Fifth Shelf
Two books were mentioned on three lists and have been placed on The Fifth Shelf:
The Fourth Shelf
Four books were mentioned on four lists and were placed on The Fourth Shelf:
The Third Shelf
Five books were mentioned on five lists and were placed on The Third Shelf:
The Second Shelf
One book was mentioned on six lists and was placed on The Second Shelf:
The Top Shelf
One book was mentioned on seven lists and was placed on The Top Shelf:
I've read five books from this list of 13. Here are my personal reviews for these five 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 and job growth continues to look promising in 2015. You can help enhance your economic prospects by learning more about the business of business.
Goal: Select one business book from the 13 listed above, read it, practice its principles and shift your career into a higher gear in 2015. Of course, you can select all 13 books, read one per month (one extra for the beach this summer) and receive a guaranteed seat in business class!
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