Last Updated Jun 18, 2008 1:53 PM EDT
The south east of England's by far the biggest business buyer, accounting for 40 per cent of All Top Books' business sales.
Its top sellers are:
- Butterworth's Employment Law Handbook
- Tolley's Employment Handbook
- Tolly Health and Safety at Work
So what are the recommended reads for the business-obsessed? Businessweek's compiled a list of MBA-friendly favourites that includes classics such as Philip Kotler's Ten Deadly Marketing Sins, Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat and Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point. It's worth a look.
- The Last Tycoons: the Secret History of Lazard Freres by William Cohan. If you've not already read it, it's probably the closest you'll get to a potboiler -- assuming you've read Barbarians at the Gate.
- What Management Is by Joan Magretta, a tiny classic that is all about management but reads like a breeze.
- Outsmart! How to Do What Your Competitors Can't by Jim Champy, for inspirational ideas on how to inject organisational change into any business.
- The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organisations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World by Peter Senge. The sixth discipline, if you like, and not as heavy as its title sounds.
- We-Think: The Power of Mass Creativity by Charles Leadbeater, a fun read about the emergence of open source everything. (Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations is another, if this is your topic.)
- 50 Management Ideas You Really Need to Know by Edward Russell-Walling. A reader-friendly and jaunty compendium of management ideas with historical red herrings to help the medicine go down.
- Crunch by Jared Bernstein. Marginal Revolution slates its too-populist tone. Enough said. If you're a bit more economics friendly, try Tim Harford's The Logic of Life: Uncovering The New Economics of Everything. One reader cut through it in a weekend.