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December 20, 2005

Rob May, aka BusinessPundit, has finally put out his top business book picks for Christmas gifts - good thing they're relatively easy to find with just 4 shopping days left until Christmas! I'll second Rob's choices for the following books:

Re-Imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age

You can't follow modern U.S. business trends without knowing Tom Peters and keeping up with his work. Since In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best Run Companies was published in 1988, Peter's studies and thoughts on business have been highly influential in setting corporate policy and strategy.

The Essential Drucker

60 years worth of essays by the world's foremost expert on management on the topic of managing. If they offered a Nobel prize for business, Peter Drucker would have several....

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Peter Bernstein's fantastic history that maps the advance and development of statistics and risk management from esoteric theory to everyday tools for the modern business manager. If you're a fan of economic history, I also recommend John Steele Gordon's Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power, particularly for anyone you know someone who gets overly worked up by U.S. business clout (but that's just my ornery nature....)

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