November 25, 2009

News & Opinion: strategy + business Best Books of 2009

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:52 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The strategy + business annual books list is always one of the finest and most anticipated of the year. They get really smart and talented people who know how to pick 'em, and have them write (always highly intelligent and insightful) essays on their category—and, of course, the books in it. I've listed the picks below, but it really is worth heading over to strategy + business for the essays. (The links to the individual essays are in the headings below.) Clive Crook picks the best books on The Meltdown: Charles Handy picks the Leadership books: Phil Rosenzweig picks the books on Strategy: Ayesha Khanna and Parag Khanna take on Globalization: Judith F. Samuelson picks the Management books: Catharine P. Taylor finds the best books on Marketing: Steven Levy looks at the best books on Technology: James O'Toole picks the best Biographies: As Theodore Kinni writes in the introduction to this year's essays:
This year’s best business books help us understand current conditions and chart a secure course forward. With luck, next year’s best books will offer similar insight into a recovery of historic proportions.
You can read the full feature here. We've been following this list since 2003. The previous years' lists are below. 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008

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.