Cool Tools is an awesome site for finding things to help get jobs done, whether silicone spatulas, a map of world history, or the lightest items for backpacking.
Today site founder Kevin Kelly reviewed The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. Here is a small excerpt from the review:
[T]heir book is much better than a simple list, and their list is better than most. The two have reviewed, abstracted, and compared all the best 100 in the context of thousands of similar books, unlike say your average Amazon reviewer who may have only read one other business book in his or her life. You get context instead of content. Reading Covert and Sattersten’s summaries of these classics is often better than reading the book itself, and the review is always useful in pointing you to the few books or authors you might actually want to read in full.
The sales of The 100 Best have been up the last couple of weeks, and that doesn’t include all the remaindered/discount copies that were cleared off Amazon when Fixed To Flexible was released.
It is just great to see continued interest in the book over a year later.
P.S. As Kelly points out in his review, we included his 1995 book Out of Control just to make clear any conflicts of interest.
P.P.S. I just posted these additional links on the Hacker News thread:
- Here is a bonus chapter about industry books that wasn’t included in the book.
- There is also a website where you can submit your favorite business book whether it was included in The 100 Best or not.