Hundreds of business books are published each year. Chances are at least one has the answers you're looking for. But how to find it? U.S. News spoke with 14 leaders from all walks of business lifefrom academics to entrepreneurs to corporate execsabout the five books they consider indispensable reading for managers. Read more.
An Internet apostle grapples with how business will be affected by biotech and the Web.
CEO, The Vanguard Group
The longtime mutual fund manager seeks insights on leadership and competitive strategy.
Dean, Darden School
of Business (Virginia)
The author of a popular Enron case study sees genius in Ayn Rand and peril in lying.
The Web entrepreneur seeks solace in Greek philosophy and the wisdom of the crowds.
Author, Good to Great
The management guru par excellence learns from history's heroic leaders.
Owner, Dallas Mavericks
The billionaire investor and dot-com veteran wrestles with dilemmas of entrepreneurship.
Professor, Wharton School of Business (Pennsylvania)
A teacher of business ethics trumpets the insights of Adam Smith and Peter Drucker.
The veteran of AT&T and Lucent pushes strategy and executionand her own memoir.
The former CFO of Swissair finds insights in novels, essays, and Thomas Friedman.
Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Business
A former banking exec stands by the management classics of the '50s and '60s.
Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business
The organizational-behavior expert views psychology as a key pillar.
CEO, Ariel Capital Management
The former Princeton trustee seeks guidance from civil rights-era greats.
The high-tech executive sees the benefits of everything from nutrition to hiring right.
CEO, Carver Bancorp
A Time Warner board member balances executive responsibilities and working motherhood.
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