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The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter, and How They Can Help You Hardcover – Bargain Price, February 5, 2009
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Todd Sattersten (left) is the companys vice president. Both read countless business books every year and review many of them on their Web site and blog.
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Top Customer Reviews
I wanted to learn the key ideas in these 100 books and this book did not provide it. That is my main criticism. I am just not that interested in learning how "refreshing" the style of writing is or in reading commentary on how clever the author was.
So, if you think that you are going to get summaries and distillations of the ideas from these 100 books then you are mostly mistaken. I say mostly because there are indeed a few (a very few) morsels provided in each review. However, all too often the review just says something like "the author then provides 8 ideas that you should consider in setting up your business", but you don't get to learn what those 8 ideas are! Down with fluffy teasers.
I also wish the collection did not restrict itself only to relatively contemporary works. That is like saying music should only be understood by looking at everything from the Beatles on. Don't get me wrong: I love the Beatles but what about Bach? Frederick Taylor's views of the employee may be old but it still provides insight into how a sizeable portion of businesses are still being run around the world today ... not to mention that it gives us a context for understanding how we got to where we are right now.
In fairness, there are a number of "pop numbers" that I would have never learned about if not for this book. So, I feel the authors do a credible job of surveying and presenting fresh options based on contemporary (e.g. humanitarian) business values and trends.
If you like this book you probably owe it to yourself to broaden your list a little. There are a lot of "best business" lists out there.Read more ›
That said, I think Covert and Sattersten have created an invaluable single source of information, especially given the fact that 11,000 business books were published in the United States in 2007 and, when I last checked, more than 1.9-million business books are now offered by Amazon, including more than 267,000 in the "business management" category.Read more ›
If you own a Zagats restaurant guide, it probably means you care about the food you eat.
You need to buy this book if you care about the work you do.
Even better than a restaurant guide, this book will actually feed your head. The summaries are first rate, their enthusiasm is palpable and you'll learn something on every single page.
I know, I'm biased. But I'm sitting here making a fool of myself for a reason--you need to read more business books! This is a great place to start.
With all the business books out there it is difficult to know which book to choose to solve which problem or teach specific knowledge. "The 100 Best Business Books of All Time" filled my need for a trusted expert to guide me to the best source. Everyone has their own opinions as to which books are the best in each category, but I doubt any of the recommended books will hurt you if you read them. Two authors I really enjoy, Michael Lewis & Malcolm Gladwell, were represented in books. I rate each book I read on two scales, one for usefulness and the other for how interesting the book is. Even though I think their books are fabulously interesting, I also think they are pretty low on the useful scale. I am especially torn on "Moneyball" because it is a very interesting narrative but another book, maybe "Super Crunchers" would have been a better fit for a data-to-decision book. One book I did miss was Chet Holmes "The Ultimate Sales Machine". I am in the financial services industry and that one book made the biggest impact on the way I conduct myself day-to-day and how I view the whole sales process.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you're looking for suggestions and snippets of some of the greatest business books, this is the book you're looking for. Read morePublished 8 months ago by MLeland
As any newspaper publisher knows people love top lists. This entire book is a top list of business books. Read morePublished 12 months ago by investingbythebooks
I was hoping for more of a cliff notes version of the books. This was not useful to me - more like reading back cover copyPublished 15 months ago by Dave Waluk
The short summary goes straight to point, and actually raised my interest in many of the books I wouldn't have on my 'top of list'.
Worth the buy and the time perusing. Read more
Thanks a lot... very Happy... on time, and everythin OK.... Thanks a lot... very Happy... on time, and everythin OK....Published on January 3, 2013 by michael farshad
Of the 100 books recommended, I had read only 23. So, I am not qualified to tell whether the authors' picks are the best or not. Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by ServantofGod