51tek8qjpql_sl160_pisitb-sticker-arrow-dptopright12-18_sh30_ou01_aa115_Christmas is over and you’ve probably given your gifts away but just in case you still have a couple of loose ends to take care of, here are some of the best business books of the year. They will make great presents for your business-minded friends or actually, you can get them for yourself. This list is created by Stefan Stern of FT.com Management Blog.

When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change
By Mohamed El-Erian

McGraw-Hill Professional £15.99, 304 pages
Winner of the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2008. El-Erian’s serious analysis of the new economic world order has won admirers in every major financial market. As we struggle to work out what the “new normal” will look like, El-Erian provides readers with market-tested insights.

From what I have seen and heard of this book, it is perfect for what is currently happening in the economic world. The changes that we are all facing and the effects of these changes can be disquieting if we do not have the right information and perspective – and this book can give you just that. You can rent this book at a leading textbook rental site.

A Sense of Urgency
By John Kotter

Harvard Business Press £11.99, 208 pages
One of the world’s leading gurus of change, Kotter revisits his eight steps of change theory and focuses on its most important element: a sense of urgency. Managing change successfully really does come down to that. An elegantly written book that proves you don’t have to drone on endlessly to make a point.

More on the changes that we are all experiencing. This is a fast paced book, one which will not be a bore to read.

I am sure you noticed that the prices are in GPB – just visit Amazon and you can find the US prices.

Originally posted on December 29, 2008 @ 2:59 pm


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