January 27, 2006
News & Opinion: Forbes' Best Business Books of 2005
I thought we had seen all of the lists for 2005, but Forbes published their selections on Tuesday.
To determine the very best of the crop, we polled a dozen writers, editors and publishers from Forbes. Thirty-three books were nominated, which we then winnowed down to the five very best, with the help of the editors of Forbes magazine and Forbes.com. We did not attempt rank the top five--all of them are excellent in completely different ways. Try these tomes, and you'll be all caught up on your 2005 business reading.
Their selections are:
- The Battle For The Soul of Capitalism by Jon Bogle
- Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
- Disneywar by James Stewart
- The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth by Benjamin Friedman
- The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman
Hat Tip: BizBook Nuggets
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.