December 10, 2008
Staff Picks: The Best Business Books 0f 2008 - BusinessWeek Edition
To look back at the books produced in the beginning of 2008 is to glimpse a more innocent world, an Eden seemingly free of financial crisis and the impending gloom of 2009.I don't necessarily agree with that. Though they weren't given much attention, the books were out there, they just weren't getting much attention. The first book Green mentions in the article, The Trillion Dollar Meltdown, was itself published in March. I believe that qualifies as "the beginning of 2008." (In fact, books warning us of a crisis have been out there for a while, including A Demon of Our Own Design, our choice for the best book in the Finance & Economics category last year.) Regardless of my nitpicking, Mr. Green has put together a fine list. To read the rational behind the decisions, head on over to the original article.
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.