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April 28, 2004

News & Opinion: Biz Books from B-Schools - Part I

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 6:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Thanks to a post at vazhiambalam, I was alerted to a feature over at BusinessWeek. BW recently asked over 30 business school professors what books they would recommend to readers. The layout is a little clunky. You can only look at each professor's selections individually. You also need to look at the professor's field of study to appreciate the recommendations. I decided to do a little analysis. I pulled together all of the recommendations and I am going to spend a couple of entries talking about it. Stats Number of Professors - 38 Total Number of Recommendations - 218 books Number of Books Recommended - 205 books I was amazed that only 13 books were recommended more than once by the panel. Here is a list of those books and the number of recommendations received:

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.