Best of the Business Press

Acclaimed, readable business narratives brimming with advice and salted with cautionary tales. All of these books are located in the Adult Nonfiction section of the Library.


Allen, David. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity. 2001. (650.1 A).

Auletta, Ken. Googled: The End of the World As We Know It. 2009. (338.761025 A).
     Also available: CD

Burrough, Bryan and John Helyar. Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco.
1990. (338.83664 B).

Charan, Ram. Know-how: The 8 Skills that Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t. 2007. (658.4092 C).
     Also available: CD

Collins, James C. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t. 2001. (658 C).
     Also available: CD

Collins, James C. How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In.
2009. (658 C).

Coburn, Pip. The Change Function: Why Some Technologies Take Off and Others Crash and Burn. 2006. (600 C).

Covey, Stephen R. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. 1989. (158 C).
     Also available: CD

Farber, Steve. The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership.
2004. (658.4092 F).

Farrell, Greg. The Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, the Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near-Collapse of Bank of America. 2010. (332.10973 F).
     Also available: CD

Fishman, Charles. The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works—and How It’s Transforming the American Economy. 2006. (381.149 F).
     Also available: CD

Fox, Jeffrey J. How to Become a Rainmaker: The People Who Get and Keep Customers. 2000. (658.8 F).

Fried, Jason and David Heinemeier Hansson. Rework. 2010. (658 F).

Gitomer, Jeffrey H. Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness: How to Make Sales Forever. 2005. (658.85 G).
     Also available: CD

Gladwell, Malcolm. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. 2002. (302 G).
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook, eBook, Digital Player

Gladwell, Malcolm. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. 2007. (153.44 G).
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook, eBook

Godin, Seth. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable. 2003.
(658.8 G).

Godin, Seth. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us. 2008. (658.4092 G).
     Also available: CD

Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence. 2006. (152.4 G).

Heath, Chip & Dan Heath. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard.
2010. (303.4 H).
     Also available: CD

Hopkins, Tom. Selling in Tough Times: Secrets to Selling When No One Is Buying.
2010. (658.85 H).
     Also available: CD

Hsieh, Tony. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose.
2010. (658.409 H).
     Also available: CD

Kanter, Rosabeth Moss. Supercorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good. 2009. (658.408 K).

Kawasaki, Guy. The Art of the Start: The Time-tested, Battle-hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything. 2004. (658.11 K).

Kirkpatrick, David. Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that Is Connecting the World. 2010. (338.761006754 K).

Levine, Rick. The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual. 2000.
(658.054678 C).

Levinson, Jay Conrad. Jay and Jeannie Levinson’s Startup Guide to Guerrilla Marketing: A Simple Battle Plan for First-time Marketers. 2008. (658.8 L).

Lewis, Michael. Liar’s Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street. 1989.
(332.62 L).

Lowenstein, Roger. When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management. 2000. (332.6 L).

McLean, Bethany and Peter Elkind. The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron. 2003. (333.7909 M).

Moore, Geoffrey A. Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers. 2002. (658.8 M).

Morrison, Terri. Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands. 2006. (395.52 M).
     Also available: CD

Pink, Daniel H. A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age. 2005. (158 P).

Schwartz, David J. The Magic of Thinking Big. 1959. (158.1 S).

Sindell, Milo and Thuy Sindell. Sink or Swim: New Job, New Boss, 12 Weeks to Get It Right. 2006. (650.1 S).

Stewart, James B. Den of Thieves. 1991. (364.168 S).

Surowiecki, James. The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations.
2004. (303.38 S).
     Also available: CD

Sutton, Robert I. Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to be the Best-- and Learn from the Worst. 2010. (658.409.S).
     Also available: CD

Underhill, Paco. Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping. 1999. (658.834 U).
     Also available: CD

Walton Sam. Sam Walton, Made in America, My Story. 1992. (B W2415.sa).

Yunus, Muhammad. Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs. 2010. (658.408 Y).