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October 17, 2008

Jack Covert Selects: Booklist Top 10

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:01 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Brad Hooper of the American Library Association's Booklist Online has posted his list of 2008's top 10 business titles (that have been reviewed on Booklist over the past year).
  • The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, From Edison to Google by Nicholas Carr, W.W. Norton & Company
  • Biography of the Dollar: How the Mighty Buck Conquered the World and Why It's Under Siege by Craig Karmin. Crown Business
  • A Bull in China: Investing Profitably in the World's Greatest Market by Jim Rogers, Random House
  • Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by Edward J. Renehan Jr., Basic Basics
  • From Betamax to Blockbuster: Video Stores and the Invention of Movies on Video by Joshua M. Greenberg, MIT Press
  • The Game-Changer: How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovation. By A. G. Lafley & Ram Charan, Crown Business (Jack Covert Selects)
  • How Toyota Became #1: Leadership Lessons from the World's Greatest Car Company by David Magee. Portfolio
  • It's Not about the Money: Unlock Your Money Type to Achieve Spiritual and Financial Abundance by Brent Kessel, HarperOne
  • The Middle-Class Millionaire: The Rise of the New Rich and How They Are Changing America. By Russ Alan Prince & Lewis Schiff, Currency
  • A Sense of Urgency by John P. Kotter, Harvard Business School Press (Jack Covert Selects)
  • Mr. Hooper states in his introduction to the list that "It is the privilege and even the duty of the conscientious public librarian to make certain the business collection is as inclusive as possible and will appeal to as many readers as possible." He's accomplished that rather admirably here.

    About Dylan Schleicher


    Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.