Best Business Books of 2008: Reader Favorites

When we published The Best Business Books of 2008, readers reached out on Twitter to share their favorite reads. So then we put out an official call with the hashtag #fcbooks, and here's what we got: (Add your favorites in the comments below)

@steepintea @primesuspect @digitalvision @Joem32 @bchesnutt - The Brand YU Life: Re-Thinking who you are through personal brand management.

@EdgarCabello - Tribes by Seth Godin

@PattyGale - "Basic Black" by Cathie Black

@askmanny - Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by @cshirky


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  • John Agno

    Malcolm Gladwell: Outliers: The Story of Success To achieve success intrinsic qualities are required, but a lot of things also need to break just right, and a prodigious amount of luck is necessary. Cultivating great minds might be limited by their circumstances or environment. Cultural legacies can allow people to learn and work hard to make sense of the world in ways others cannot.

    Travis Bradberry: Squawk!: How to Stop Making Noise and Start Getting Results
    A holiday gift for the narcissistic boss? A few weeks ago, I had a short conversation with an HR manager who had been receiving my weekly leadership tips. She said she 'loved' the leadership tips but didn't send them on to her narcissistic executives because their egos blinded them from improving their leadership capability. Since few HR managers have the power or guts to take the action necessary to improve the leadership ability of those in management, they need outside help in fostering leadership development within their organizations.

  • Lynne d Johnson

    I probably should have included my own favorites: They were Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff and I also liked Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business by Jeff Howe. And Technical Transparency: How Leaders Can Leverage Social Media to Maximize Value and Build Their Brand by Shel Holtz and John Havens is a late entry, but it's already one of my personal favorites (ever since I first had an opportunity to read they galleys before it was even printed). All three of this books that came out this year provide excellent case studies and blue prints for business to better understand their customers in this age of social media and community driven activism.

  • NoahRobischon

    Okay, it's not technically a business book, but The Sun and The Moon by Matthew Goodman (about the first New York tabloids) reads like a tale of old media versus blogging circa 1835.

  • Diego Vanegas

    Dan Roam´s "the back of the napkin", Nancy Duarte´s "slide:ology" and Garr Reynolds´ "presentation zen".