November 23, 2011

News & Opinion: strategy + business's Best Business Books 2011

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:48 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

strategy + business's yearly list of the best business books is always one of the finest. They do something really simple, but simply brilliant, having authors and thinkers who work in each category come in and curate the year's books with lengthy essays. This always makes it one of the most thorough and thoughtful lists put out every year, and this year is no exception.

First up, we have James O'Toole—co-author, with Warren Bennis and Daniel Goleman, of Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor—curating a new and timely category.

On Ethics and Aspirations, and The Good Company Revisited, James O'Toole chose:

For Strategy Phil Rosenzweig takes a look at Asking the Right Questions. He chose: The picks in Management, addressing the Battle for Management’s Future by David K. Hurst, were: On Economics, David Warsh ponders... A Dismal Outlook?: In Marketing, books about Marketing Reenvisioned were picked by Catharine P. Taylor: On Leadership, and Learning to Lead the Old-Fashioned Way by Barbara Kellerman: And for Technology, writing about The Ecology of Technology, Michael Schrage chose: And the pick of the litter, s+b's Top Shelf, was:
We've been following this list since 2003. You can browse past year's picks below.

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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.