Help Pick BNET's Best Business Books of 2008

Last Updated Nov 17, 2008 9:57 PM EST

It's time for the Big Think list of the best business books of 2008. Over the next week, post in comments on your favorite book or books published in 2008, and I'll gather them all up and pull together a poll that lets you vote on them. That will decide our list of the best business books of the year.

People have different definitions of what makes a book great. I look for books that teach me something, inspire or inform my work, crystallize an idea or are just a great read. Of the books I've reviewed this year, here's the list of the ones that did all of these to at least some degree:

The Big Switch, Nicholas Carr
When Markets Collide, Mohamed El-Erian
Who's Your City? , Richard Florida
Billions of Entrepreneurs, Tarun Khanna
The Back of the Napkin, Dan Roam
One Hen, Katie Smith Milway
Creating a World without Poverty, Muhammad Yunus Post your candidates in comments, and I'll work up the voting list.

  • 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.