Summer Reading for the Business-Minded
Business Week has gathered input from business professionals and business professors, and as a result has compiled a list of recommended business books that, as a group, capture the essence of the business world as we know it today.
Recommending the books are 28 business professionals and professors, including Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, Philip Kotler, professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and Bob Pittman, CEO of America Online.
Each member of the group has recommended several titles, which you can view by clicking on an individual's name in the attached article. From these recommendations, Business Week compiled a list of 14 titles that were recommended frequently by the members of the group.
Included on the list is the timeless, The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder as well as the well-known best-seller, Business @ the Speed of Thought, by Bill Gates, and a host of equally intriguing and noteworthy titles.
Frequently Recommended Titles From The BusinessWeek Survey:
Christensen, The Innovator's Dilemma
Collins and Porras, Built to Last
Downes and Mui, Unleashing the Killer App
Drucker, Management Challenges for the 21st Century
Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree
Gates, Business @ the Speed of Thought
Kelly, New Rules for the New Economy
Kidder, The Soul of a New Machine
Lewis, The New New Thing
Pine and Gilmore, The Experience Economy
Shapiro and Varian, Information Rules
Tichy, The Leadership Engine
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.