Searching for 'In The Books: Most Notable Business Books 2007'
It's here! Yesterday a pallet of boxes arrived at our office. We get pallets nearly every day, but this one was special: it contained copies of our first ever 800-CEO-READ review of the year in business books.
We recently produced our first annual magazine, In The Books, reviewing the most notable business books of 2007, and we have been receiving great feedback on it. I thought some of you would be interested in some things that, for a variety of reasons, didn't make it in that piece. One of the very last things cut, and among the most painful to cut, were two reviews by Todd Lazarski.
Our General Manager Sally Haldorson's name has been added to the cover of the third edition of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, and she has pulled more women into the conversation along with her.
It's an admittedly worn device to use the alphabet to organize one's thoughts, but when reflecting over the past decade and trying to distill the most notable events and objects that affected our company and also the publishing industry and business sector into a brief blog post, I found such a device to be quite helpful. As Jack put it when we initially discussed writing a decade-in-review post, not only is it like opening a can of worms, it seems like whenever one harkens back to the Millenium, one can't help but get sidetracked into thoughts about 9/11. But of course there were many more ups and downs that we've all been a victim and/or a participant in, and this list is an attempt to do that chaos a little bit of justice.
20 books taking on business from many different perspectives that we'll be slowing down to consider in November.
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The following is an excerpt from Chapter 4 of The Engine of America: The Secrets to Small Business Success from Entrepreneurs Who Have Made It! by Hector V. Barreto.
The excerpt below is the first chapter of the second edition of The Quest for Global Domination: Transforming Global Presence into Global Competitive Advantage. Originally released to wide acclaim in 2001, the first edition was the result of 20 years of research into over 200 global corporations. This new edition has not only been updated, but contains three entirely new chapters: Lessons from the Globalization of Wal-Mart; Globalizing the Young Venture; and Leveraging China and India for Global Dominance.