Theodore Kinni has just published an article in which he announces strategy+business magazine‘s “Best Business Books of 2012.” They are grouped within eight separate categories. s+b is published by Booz & Company.
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Here is our annual review of the year’s best business books. New and improved!
This promise gets slapped on business books as often as on household cleansers. Many books are new each year, but those with genuine insight and value are very rare indeed.
We take the time to find them. In strategy+business’s Best Business Books 2012, our team of distinguished experts — some veterans of this annual special section, namely James O’Toole, Sally Helgesen, Phil Rosenzweig, and “Z” Holly, and some newcomers, Alice Schroeder, J. Philip Lathrop, and Shaun Holliday — review 21 tomes published between the autumn of 2011 and the autumn of 2012 that fulfill their promise.
Be sure to take a close look at our Top Shelf selections — our reviewers’ picks as the best of this year’s best business books. They include a new appraisal of Dwight David Eisenhower that will prompt you to consider your own effectiveness as a leader, a realistic plan for improving healthcare that eschews political rhetoric for practical solutions, an exploration of cloud computing that gets beyond the surface technological story to look more deeply at how it will change business practices, and four more books that merit your time and attention.
Top Shelf Selections
Selected by strategy+business reviewers
Biography: Virtuosity Squared
Selected by Alice Schroeder
Strategy: Considering Competition
Selected by Phil Rosenzweig
Marketing: Brand New
Selected by Shaun Holliday
Innovation: Context Is King
Selected by Krisztina “Z” Holly
Healthcare: Beyond the Rhetoric of Reform
Selected by J. Philip Lathrop
Organizational Culture: Small Talk
Selected by Sally Helgesen
Capitalism: Of Markets and Morals
Selected by James O’Toole
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I wish to acknowledge again my high regard for Art Kleiner, editor-in-chief of strategy+business. His published works include The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management (Wiley, 2008, second edition) and Who Really Matters: The Core Group Theory of Power, Privilege, and Success (2003, Doubleday).
I also wish to express my deep gratitude as well as high regard for Charity Delich, Marketing & Public Relations Manager at Booz & Company. She is responsible for overseeing strategy+business magazine’s marketing and PR strategies around digital promotions, social media, content distribution, brand reputation management, and online buzz tracking and analytics.