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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Best Business Books of the Past 30 Years article " Novel Ideas" reveals their picks for the 9 best classic business books of the past 30 years--and why they're still relevant today.

For each book, the article describes

  • Why it mattered
  • Why it still matters
  • What to ignore
The books on the list include:

  • The One Minute Manager (HarperCollins, 1981) by Kenneth H. Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
  • Out of the Crisis (The MIT Press, 1982) by W. Edwards Deming
  • In Search of Excellence (HarperBusiness Essentials, 1982) by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman
  • Guerrilla Marketing (Houghton Mifflin, 1983) by Jay Conrad Levinson
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HarperBusiness, 1985) by Peter Drucker
  • The E-Myth (HarperBusiness, 1985) by Michael Gerber
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Free Press, 1989) by Stephen Covey
  • Reengineering the Corporation (HarperBusiness, 1993) by Michael Hammer and James Champy
  • Built to Last (HarperCollins, 1994) by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras

BOTTOMLINE: Interestingly enough, as a extensive compilation of business best practices, the top-rated business improvement book Six Disciplines for Excellence by CEO and founder Gary Harpst, refers to 7 of these 9 books (or to their authors).

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