April 30, 2004

News & Opinion: Books from Biz Media - Biz 2.0

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 5:14 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Here is another feature we are going to try on for size. I thought it might be interesting to see what books the business media is picking up on. In our first installment, we are going to look at the May issue of Business 2.0. I found three books referenced in the magazine:
  • Wisdom of the Crowds by James Surowiecki gets a small write-up on page 32. From the book (and magazine):
    "under the right circumstances groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them."
  • Richard Smith and James Citrin are quoted extensively on their The Five Patterns of Extraordinary Careers in the article "How to Get Paid What You're Worth" (pg. 106).
  • Creative Commmons creator Lawrence Lissig ends their "Giving it Away (for fun and profit)" article (pg. 116). His new book is Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity. As is mentioned in the article and in various places on the net (most recently at Business Evolutionist), you can download the book for free.