December 13, 2007
News & Opinion: Another List
Rebecca pointed us all to Amazon's Best Books of 2007 last month, and in light of all the other lists coming out lately, I thought it'd be a good idea to revisit that list and highlight the business titles on it. There were three business categories--Business, Business Narratives, and Finance & Investing. So without further ado, the choice of Amazon's editors were... Business: *1-The Future of Management by Gary Hamel with Bill Breen *2-Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip & Dan Heath *3-The Leadership Challenge (4th Edition) by James M. Kouzes *4-The Art of Project Management by Scott Berkun *5-Off-ramps and On-ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success by Sylvia Ann Hewlett *6-We Are Smarter Than Me: How to Unleash the Power of Crowds in Your Business by Barry Libert & John Spector *7-The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (And Their Employees) by Patrick M. Lencioni *8-Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don't by Ram Charan *9-Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want by James H. Gilmore & Joseph B Pine II *10-Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose by Rajendra S. Sisodia, David B. Wolfe & Jag Sheth Business Narratives: *1-The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World by Alan Greenspan *2-The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co. by William D. Cohan *3-The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb *4-The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun *5-A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World by Gregory Clark *6-Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich by Robert Frank *7-Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott & Anthony D. Williams *8-Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days by Jessica Livingston *9-The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein *10-All the Money in the World: How the Forbes 400 Make--and Spend--Their Fortunes by Peter W. Bernstein & Annalyn Swan Finance & Investing: *1-The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns by John C. Bogle *2-Invest Like a Shark: How a Deaf Guy with No Job and Limited Capital Made a Fortune Investing in the Stock Market by James "RevShark" DePorre *3-Wise Investing Made Simple: Larry Swedroe's Tales to Enrich Your Future by Larry Swedroe *4-Your Money and Your Brain: How the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich by Jason Zweig *5-Hedge Hunters: Hedge Fund Masters on the Rewards, the Risk, and the Reckoning by Katherine Burton *6-Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets: Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics by William Bonner & Lila Rajiva *7-Bonds: The Unbeaten Path to Secure Investment Growth by Hildy Richelson & Stan Richelson *8-Crash Proof: How to Profit From the Coming Economic Collapse by Peter D. Schiff with John Downes *9-A Demon of Our Own Design: Markets, Hedge Funds, and the Perils of Financial Innovation by Richard Bookstaber *10-The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles Wikinomics also made the list in the Computers & Internet category, as did David Weinberger's excellent book, Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. The Age of Turbulence and The Shock Doctrine made the list in multiple categories, both making the Current Events list and The Age of Turbulence making the Memoirs list as well. The Black Swan also got the nod in Nonfiction. And don't forget to check back Monday to see who made the shortlist for our first annual 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards.