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December 4, 2008

Jack Covert Selects: strategy + business Best Books of 2008

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 5:07 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Always anticipated, strategy + business has published their Best Business Books 2008. What makes this list special is that they assign each category to an expert in that field for review, and each reviewer delivers a lengthy and in depth essay on the books chosen. I've linked each category to it's reviewer's essay at the top of each section. The books starred are those selected as the category's best, what is referred to as s+b's top shelf. Strategy: Fast Competition and Flat Denial by Phil Rosenzweig Life Stories: A Masterclass in Leadership by Nell Minow Marketing: The Brand's New World by Catharine P. Taylor Rhetoric: The Art of Influence by Michael SchrageInnovation: Chasing Breakthroughs by Jon GertnerGlobalization: Asia As It Is by Marc Levinson Human Capital: Talent Unleashed by Sally HelgesenCapitalism and Community: In Search of Entrepreneurial Spirit by Margaret Wheatley & Carole SchwinnManagement: Narratives and Paradigms by David K. HurstMiscellany: Uncategorical Insight by James O'Toole We've been following this list since 2003. The previous years' lists are below. 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007

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.