Sunday, December 28, 2008

Best Biz Books of 2008

The whole shebang is in Monday's Miami Herald along with requisite disclaimers here. I'll post the full article later in the week (since I like to give 'em at least a 24-hour exclusive) but here's the list (in chronological order).

Click on the text of each title to read the original review. Previous years' lists can be found here.

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need. Daniel H. Pink, Rob Ten Pas. Riverhead Books. 160 pages.

Presentation Zen. Garr Reynolds. New Riders. 227 pages.

Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are: Rob Walker. Random House. 256 pages.

Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? (And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries). Jared Bernstein. Berrett-Koehler. 225 pages.

Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business. Crown Business. Jeff Howe. 320 pages.

The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management. (2nd Edition). Jossey-Bass. Art Kleiner. 432 pages.

The Plan: How to Rescue Society the Day the Oil Stops — or the Day Before. Edwin Black. Dialog Press. 192 pages.

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us. Seth Godin. Portfolio. 160 pages.

Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging and Outmarketing Your Competition. Guy Kawasaki. Portfolio. 496 pages

Globalization: n. the irrational fear that someone in China will take your job. Bruce C. Greenwald and Judd Kahn. Wiley. 186 pages.

Bonus: Best non-fiction non-biz book

Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down the Strip to the Tune of Five World-Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars. John Huddy. Ballantine Books. 364 pages.

1 comment:

Dave Lakhani said...

Great list of some very powerful and useful books.

Thank for including a review of my book Persuasion: The Art of Getting What You Want in an earlier post and please keep up the great work!

Best of everything to you in 2009.