December 20, 2006

News & Opinion: Strategy+Business Best Business Books of 2006

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:28 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Strategy+Business has published their Best Business Books: 2006. This list is one I look forward to each year (they are on their sixth). The books they choose require a deeper mediation on the study of management and the issues that face business. The feature is divided into 11 topics and each topic is accompanied by an essay.

I encourage you to read the essays. The magazine has recruited a great set of writers which include Howard Rheingold, Nikos Mourkogiannis, and James O'Toole. Each essay provides context for the book selections within the area of study. This year's list also includes a couple of special topics including The Business of Defense and Fiction (as inspired by business). The topic headings will take you to the essays and a starred (*) book means it was chosen as the best book in the category.

The Future by Howard Rheingold

Economics by Michael Schrage

Marketing by Nick Wreden

Media by Neil Minow

Negotiation by Nikos Mourkogiannis

Strategy by Chuck Lucier and Jan Dyer

Governance by Michelle Leder

Management by David Hurst

The Business of Defense by Dov S. Zakheim

Fiction by Jonathan Weber

Leadership by James O'Toole

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.