The 100 Best Business Books

Last Updated Feb 5, 2009 2:57 PM EST

The new book 100 Best Business Books of All Time is now out.

In this video, 800CEORead's president, Todd Sattersten,talks about the five themes they looked for in books to make their picks.

  1. clarity of purpose
  2. wisdom in decision-making
  3. does it inspire action
  4. does it encourage openness to change
  5. does it encourage leaders to seek feedback
The list is a smorgasbord assembled from these areas:
  • Self-improvement
  • leadership
  • strategy
  • sales and marketing
  • rules and scorekeeping
  • management
  • biographies
  • entrepreneurship
  • narratives
  • innovation and creativity
  • big ideas
  • takeaways
I'll be talking with Sattersten next week. If you have questions for him (he's just read 100 books on business, after all), post in comments or send them to me.
  • 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.