Mitch Ratcliffe of ZDNet has complied his list of favorite business and technology books in 2006. He says:
This year's crop of business books, as usual, included a lot of me-too titles that were easily put down and forgotten after a few pages or chapters, because they contained little new, nothing thought-provoking. Downright crazy ideas are better than none, and challenges to the status quo invaluable, so don't shy away from shaking your colleagues' mental trees with a good book.
Buddies Bill Gates and Warren Buffet held a big Q&A event at the University of Nebraska in late September. They did a similar thing in 1997 at University of Washington. Fortune was there with them and interviewed the two afterwards.