Forbes’ 20 Most Influential Business Books

In the Forbes’ article that Tom referred to yesterday, the writer Dan Ackman pointed to a list of business books the magazine put together in 2002. Forbes calls these The 20 Most Influential Business Books. As you look down the panel experts, you’ll notice our own Jack Covert was among those called to contribute. Since this was put together before the blog was born, I thought we should get it put up here.

In Search of Excellence by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman (1982)
Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras (1994)
Reengineering the Corporation by Michael Hammer and Jim Champy (1993)
Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar (1993)
Competitive Advantage by Michael Porter (1998)
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Galdwell (2000)
Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore (1999)
The House of Morgan by Ron Chernow (1990)
The Six Sigma Way by Peter Pande et al (2000)
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey(1990)
Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis (1989)
The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen (1997)
Japan Inc. by Shotaro Ishinomori (1988)
Den of Thieves by James Stewart (1991)
The Essential Drucker by Peter Drucker (2001)
Competing for the Future by Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad (1994)
The Warren Buffet Way by Robert Hagestrom (1991)
Jack: Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch with John Bryne (2001)
Good to Great by Jim Collins (2001)
The New New Thing by Michael Lewis (2000)

They also organized the books and you will find some good commentary under the topics of management, narrative, biography and investing.

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