Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Best Business Books of 2005

strategy+business magazine has selected the eight titles you don't want to miss.

s+b asked some of the world's most distinguished business thinkers to help choose its winners from among 32 notable books published in the last 12 months.

The top books in each category are:

Globalization — "The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time" by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Leadership — "A Life in Leadership: From D-Day to Ground Zero: An Autobiography" by John C. Whitehead

Management — "Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story" by Kurt Eichenwald

Marketing — "ProfitBrand: How to Increase the Profitability, Accountability & Sustainability of Brands" by Nick Wreden

Media — "Hard News: The Scandals at The New York Times and Their Meaning for American Media" by Seth Mnookin

Strategy — "Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant" by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

The Future — "The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century" by Thomas L. Friedman

Work and Life — "Creating the Good Life: Applying Aristotle's Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness" by James O'Toole