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January 3, 2005

News & Opinion: 80 Books All Managers Should Read - Introduction

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 8:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I recently received a tome of a book with the titled Financial Times Handbook of Management 3rd Edition. All I need to say is that it has 1,120 pages and weighs almost 5 lbs.

I loved it. It has alot of great stuff in it.

Somehow, I managed to open to the correct page (out of the 1120 pages I previously mentioned) to find the mother of all business book lists. This section in the appendix was titled "80 Books All Managers Should Read". Any business book list with a title originally published 600 B.C. is one you can't pass by.

So, the list has a great preface and is divided up by decades. Financial Times has been very gracious in letting us republish the whole section. We'll start posting entries tomorrow and run the series for the next two weeks.


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.