September 28, 2007
News & Opinion: Financial Times Asks "What Is Best Business Book of All Time?"
In conjunction with their Business Book of The Year Award, The Financial Times is asking the question: "What is the best book of all time?" They solicited suggestions from a wide variety of business executives, including GE's Jeff Immelt and Ebay's Meg Whitman. The editorial staff then created a short list using the same criterea as their yearly awards. The finalists are:
- Barbarians at the Gate, by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar (1990)
- The Effective Executive, by Peter Drucker (1966)
- Good to Great, by Jim Collins (2001)
- The Innovator's Dilemma, by Clay Christensen (1997)
- The Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith (1776)
You can cast your vote and leave comments if you think they missed the mark with their selections.
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.