Monday, January 25, 2016

Best Business Books | 2015

"What we really need is not more authors, or better publishers. What we most need is a vastly better system to identify the books we will love ...TechCrunch
Beantown Web has developed such a system.  For the eighth year running Beantown Web has conducted a quasi-scientific meta-search to identify the best business books published during the calendar year -- the books most likely to add value to your career. This year's search began by identifying 11 "Best of" lists as follows:

A total of 173 books were mentioned on at least one "Best of" list -- 129 of these books were mentioned only once.  An additional 21 books were mentioned on two lists and these books comprise The Honorable Mention list.

The Fifth Shelf

Seven books were mentioned on three lists and have been placed on The Fifth Shelf:

The Fourth Shelf

Six 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:

Bold Losing the Signal Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!
Triggers Unfinished Business

The Second Shelf

Two books were mentioned on six lists and were placed on The Second Shelf:

Rise of the Robots Work Rules!

The Top Shelf

Three books were mentioned on seven lists and were placed on The Top Shelf:

Elon Musk Leadership BS Misbehaving

Personal Recommendations

I've read three books from this list of 10.  My personal reviews are posted on
You can access reviews of all 91 Leadership and Strategy books I have read at Pinterest.

Suggested Success Strategy

Regardless of your professional discipline, business is the engine that drives economic well-being. The economy continues to improve and job growth continues to look promising in 2016.  You can help enhance your personal economic prospects by learning more about the business of business.

Goal: Select one business book from the 10 pictured above, read it, practice its principles and shift your career into a higher gear in 2016.  Of course, you can select all 10 books, read one per month (take some time off over the summer) and receive a guaranteed seat in business class!

You can also check out previous lists:
[ NOTE: The 21 Honorable Mention books, as well as, the 23 Best Business Books of 2015 listed here are being counted down on Twitter.  Follow Beantown Web on Twitter @webapprentices and on Facebook by becoming a Fan of Beantown Web. ]

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