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Thousands of business books are published every year. In 2007, we sat down to determine the very best of all time. Updated twice since it was first published, with more than ten new books reviewed, the latest edition was released in 2016. 

The 100 Best Business Books of All Time was originally written by two former leaders of our company, Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten, with its current general manager, Sally Haldorson. Originally published in 2009, The 100 Best is a guide to essential business reading for leaders, managers, and employees alike. If you want to grow, innovate, sell, lead, discover, and strategize, the books in The 100 Best are the ones to help you achieve your goals.

The 100 Best puts each book in context, so that readers can quickly find solutions to the problems they face, such as how best to spend The First 90 Days in a new job or how to take their company from Good to Great. Many of the choices are surprising—you’ll find reviews of Moneyball and Orbiting the Giant Hairball, but not Jack Welch’s memoir.

At the end of each review, the authors direct readers to other books both inside and outside The 100 Best. And sprinkled throughout are sidebars taking the reader beyond business books, suggesting movies, novels, and even children's books that offer equally relevant insights.

This book will appeal to anyone, from entry-level to CEO, who wants to cut through the clutter and discover the brilliant books that are truly worth their investment of time and money.

I dedicate this book to A. David Schwartz, who saw something in me that I didn't, and who is either really proud or is rolling over in his grave. Either way, thanks!

Jack Covert

To Eric and Sue Sattersten — For your love and support from the very beginning.

Todd Sattersten

Thank you to Jack and Todd for the opportunity to work on this book with you and for sharing your expansive business knowledge with me over the years.

Sally Haldorson

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