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April 26, 2006

News & Opinion: Twelve Books That Changed the World

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:32 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture


Madeleine McGrath wrote a piece last week on the Tom Peters blog about a British TV "programme" that will feature twelve books that changed the world (Wealth of Nations is the only things close to a business book).

She then poses the question as to if there are any business books that belong in the company of Origin of Species and Principia Mathematica. There is a lively discussion going on about that very question.

This correct answer is the final one in the thread, posted by onehandclapping:
YA GOTA B KIDIN!!!.. business books life changing?... now don't get me wrong, i am a consultant to big business dealing with big issues, and have been for last 15 years, but business books life changing?... indeed, i've read a large number of books mentioned here and, in my opinion, some are very good... BUT, c'mon guys, get a life!!!

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.