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Published: October 16, 2002

 
 

Best Business Books 2001-2002

From the books covered in the 2002 edition of our annual Best Business Books guide, the titles below were selected for our list of "Best Business Books 2001-2002." If you'd like to purchase any of the books, click on the link to Amazon.com we've provided after each title.

Jack: Straight from the Gut
by Jack Welch with John A. Byrne
(Warner Business Books, 2001)
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The Art of Profitability
by Adrian Slywotzky
(Warner Books, 2002)
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Out of the Box: Strategies for Achieving Profits Today and Growth Tomorrow through Web Services
by John Hagel III
(Harvard Business School Press, 2002)
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Value Sweep: Mapping Corporate Growth Opportunities
by Martha Amram 
(Harvard Business School Press, 2002)
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The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations
by John P. Kotter and Dan S. Cohen
(Harvard Business School Press, 2002)
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Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee
(Harvard Business School Press, 2002)
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Moral Hazard
by Kate Jennings
(HarperCollins, Fourth Estate, 2002)
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How Companies Lie: Why Enron Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg
by A. Larry Elliott and Richard J. Schroth
(Crown Business, 2002)
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Dot.bomb: My Days and Nights at an Internet Goliath
by J. David Kuo
(Little, Brown and Company, 2001)
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Managing for the Short Term: The New Rules for Running a Business in a Day-to-Day World
by Chuck Martin
(Doubleday, 2002)
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The Elephant and the Flea: Reflections of a Reluctant Capitalist
by Charles Handy
(Harvard Business School Press, 2002)
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Business: The Ultimate Resource 
(Perseus Publishing, 2002)
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Geeks and Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders
by Warren G. Bennis and Robert J. Thomas
(Harvard Business School Press, 2002)
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Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading
by Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky
(Harvard Business School Press, 2002)
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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... and Others Don’t
by Jim Collins
(HarperBusiness, 2001)
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Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
(Crown Business, 2002)
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Changing the Rules: Adventures of a Wall Street Maverick
by Muriel Siebert with Aimee Lee Ball 
(Simon & Schuster Inc., Free Press, 2002)
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A Big Life (in Advertising)
by Mary Wells Lawrence
(Alfred A. Knopf Inc., 2002)
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Free Trade under Fire
by Douglas A. Irwin
(Princeton University Press, 2002)
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Against the Dead Hand: The Uncertain Struggle for Global Capitalism
by Brink Lindsey
(John Wiley & Sons, 2001)
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The Case Against the Global Economy — and for a Turn Toward the Local
edited by Jerry Mander and Edward Goldsmith
(University of California Press, 1996)
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George Soros on Globalization
by George Soros
(Public Affairs, 2002)
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Globalization and Its Discontents
by Joseph E. Stiglitz
(W.W. Norton & Company, 2002)
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City State: How the Markets Came to Rule Our World
by Richard Roberts and David Kynaston
(Profile Books, 2001)

The Food Lover's Guide to France
by Patricia Wells 
(Workman Publishing Co., 1987)
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This Blessed Plot: Britain and Europe from Churchill to Blair
by Hugo Young
(Overlook Press, 1999)
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The Living Company: Habits for Survival in a Turbulent Business Environment
by Arie de Geus
(Harvard Business School Press, 1997)
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Paris to the Moon
by Adam Gopnik
(Random House, 2000)
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A Season with Verona: Travels around Italy in Search of Illusion, National Character, and … Goals!
by Tim Parks
(Arcade Publishing, 2002)
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Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business
by Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner
(McGraw-Hill, 1997)
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The Merchant of Prato: Francesco di Marco Datini, 1335-1410
by Iris Origo (Alfred A. Knopf Inc., 1957);
paperback edition (David R. Godine Inc., 2002)
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Linked: The New Science of Networks
by Albert-László Barabási
(Perseus Publishing, 2002)
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Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Science of Networks
by Mark Buchanan
(W.W. Norton & Company, 2002)
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Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution
by Howard Rheingold
(Perseus Publishing, 2002)
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