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

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Collins and Porras, Built to Last

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Downes and Mui, Unleashing the Killer App

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Drucker, Management Challenges for the 21st Century

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Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree

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Gates, Business @ the Speed of Thought

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Kelly, New Rules for the New Economy

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Kidder, The Soul of a New Machine

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Lewis, The New New Thing

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Pine and Gilmore, The Experience Economy

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Shapiro and Varian, Information Rules

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Strouse, Morgan

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Swisher, Aol.com

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Tichy, The Leadership Engine

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