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September 27, 2006

News & Opinion: More In The Fall

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 4:24 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

By the way, there are two other non-fiction books due this fall which I simply cant wait to read. Michael Lewiss book on football should be out in weeks, and Erik Larsen is following up his Devil in the White City with Thunderstruck. Neither book is about business per se; but in their prior efforts each author told such a resonant story that there are relevant lessons to be drawn. I consider Moneyball by Lewis to be as valuable a book on creating a meaningful system of evaluating talent as any sober text on the topic; and Larsens compelling Devil shared powerful insights about how great technical and social changes in society (i.e. those which both prompted and enabled the Worlds Fair) can simultaneously enable darker consequencesin this case, one of the first recorded instances of a serial killer.