Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Best Business Books | 2012

It is estimated that more than
10,000 business books
are published each year.


Eleven books catapulted to the top in this year's search for the Best Business Books of 2012. For the fifth year running Beantown Web has conducted a quasi-scientific meta-search to identify the best business books published in the previous year.

This year's search began by identifying 10 "Best of" lists. This resource list is available upon request. Presented here are the results.

A total of 63 books were mentioned on at least one "Best of" list. These 63 books comprise the Honorable Mention list.

Best Business Books | Runners-Up

Best Business Books | Second Place

One book was mentioned on three lists and claims Second Place:

Best Business Books | Top Honors

Two books tied for Top Honors by being mentioned on five lists:

Personal Recommendations

If 11 books are too many to chose from, then check out the following Short List. The four highest rated books on Goodreads (of the 11 listed here) are as follows:

These four books are now on my Short List.

I have read five books from this list of 11. I have also read two books from the Honorable Mention list (not pictured above). As I work through this reading list, I will post my reviews at and share links here.

You can access reviews of all 100+ books that I have read on Leadership and Strategy at Pinterest.

Suggested Success Strategy

No matter what your professional discipline is -- Web technology or some other field -- business is the engine that drives economic well-being. The economy continues to chug along at a less-then-optimal pace. You can help improve your economic prospects by learning more about the business of business.

Goal: Identify one business book from the eleven listed above, read it, practice its principles and shift your career prospects into a higher gear in 2013.

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