Best of BNET 2008: BNET's Best Business Books

Last Updated Dec 17, 2008 2:08 PM EST

Here are synopses of BNET's Best Books of 2008, listed in order of votes received, with links to their Web sites, reviews, and author interviews where available.

One Hen book coverOne Hen, by Katie Milway Smith 32 pages
Theme: Microfinance explained, in vivid color.
Who should read: Aimed at kids aged 4 to 8. But accessible to anyone.Smith puts a human face on microfinance, showing via the incredible success of a boy who received a microloan just how powerful the idea can be. It's also an excellent primer for teaching children about the value of working hard and saving money, and a nice change of pace from the typically tendentious business tome.
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  • Michael Fitzgerald

    Michael Fitzgerald writes about innovation and other big ideas in business for publications like the New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, Inc. and CIO. He’s worked as a writer or editor at Red Herring, ZDNet, TechTV and Computerworld, and has received numerous awards as a writer and editor. Most recently, his piece on the hacker collective the l0pht won the 2008 award for best trade piece from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He was also a 2007 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion.