Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Paging George Kelley

The 25 Best Business Novels to Dig Into This Summer

5 comments:

  1. I've read 14 of the 25. I had to laugh about THE GODFATHER being the Number One business book! My favorite book on the list is KINGS OF INFINITE SPACE by James Hynes. Very clever book!

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  2. Anonymous9:31 AM

    SEVERANCE PACKAGE is a great choice. Jackie would probably mention the omission of THE CARPETBAGGERS, which she learned about a proxy fight.


    Jeff

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  3. An oldie-but-a-goodie: Sincerely, Willis Wayde by John Marquand. Although written over 60 years ago, it shows that corporate takeovers, plant shut-downs, and outsourcing (even when not called that) are nothing new.

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  4. Deb is right about John Marquand's novels displaying many business principles especially in SINCERELY, WILLIS WAYDE (Boston, Little Brown, and London, Hale, 1955). Marquand is a very underrated writer. If he's remembered at all, it's usually for his MR. MOTO mystery novels.

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