December 17, 2008

Best Science Books 2008: Some Best Business Books lists

Some of the Best Business Book lists I'm seeing definitely have books on them that would interest either the library crowd, the science crowd or both. In general, these lists are very interesting because the books are about placing technology in a social or organizational context.

Here's some highlights from a couple of the lists.

Business Week

  • Hell's Cartel: I.G. Farben and the Making of Hitler's War Machine by Diarmuid Jeffreys

  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely

  • The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives by Michael Heller

  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman

  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Financial Times

  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness
    by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein

  • The Logic of Life: Uncovering the New Economics of Everything
    By Tim Harford

  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

  • Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy by Lawrence Lessig

Fast Company

  • The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam

  • The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google by Nicholas Carr

  • Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming by Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn

  • Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently by Gregory Berns

  • The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company by David A. Price

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