Looking for business books!
June 28, 2008 2:44 PM   Subscribe

I've just accepted a full time (telecommuting, FWIW) position with a Fortune 50 company. What are some must-read business books?

I'm looking for a whole swath of books ranging in topics from leadership and management to to dealing with office politics to humorous takes on working in a large corporation -- anything that I can learn from. What are the must-reads in this genre?
posted by wordsmith to Work & Money (6 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
Getting Things Done by David Allen would be high on my list. As would Made to Stick, a great book on communication.

I'm still in the process of reading it, but What Got You Here Won't Get You There has been an interesting book. As was Go Put Your Strengths to Work.
posted by icebourg at 4:12 PM on June 28, 2008


Made to Stick is my favorite business book. The goal of Made to Stick is to teach you how to communicate your ideas.

You might want to start reading the 8CR blog, all they do for a living is sell business books, and they do a good job of finding the business book gems.
posted by drezdn at 4:19 PM on June 28, 2008


Green to Gold. If it doesn't inspire you, it will at least give you the foresight to think about your company beyond your area of expertise. It also provides plenty of case studies on innovation and collaboration spurred by a feel good goal.
posted by pokeedog at 8:09 PM on June 28, 2008


Unfortunately I cannot think of a good book to recommend, but I would suggest that Teamwork be on your list of topics to study. I believe it would round out the other categories (politics, leadership, management, organization, career) mentioned above.
posted by forthright at 9:15 PM on June 28, 2008


Try Corporate Confidential for a beach read on office politics.
posted by crazycanuck at 2:00 AM on June 29, 2008


The Peter Principle
posted by sfenders at 7:23 PM on June 29, 2008


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