- China Shakes The World by James Kynge
(economics, business books, history, nonfiction)
"The critics said: ‘Travels to Germany, Italy and America to talk to communities forced into change as a result of China’s rise. He also weaves in stories of Chinese entrepreneurs who disobeyed national edicts.’ (The Economist)"
Business Book of the Year 2006 Finnalist
- The Long Tail: Why The Future Of Business Is Selling Less Of More by Chris Anderson
(economics, business books, IT books)
"The critics said: ‘Anderson has a “theory of everything”. This turns out to be a theory of entertainment, books and the media in general but it is a very good theory, as far as it goes.’ (Financial Times)"
- Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead Of Big by Bo Burlingham
(business books, leadership, management / leadership)
"The critics said: ‘Champions the unusual proposition that privately held companies should resist expansion. It celebrates American small-town cosiness as embodied in corporate form but its quietly subversive message is relevant to entrepreneurs everywhere.’ (FT)"
- The Wal-mart Effect by Charles Fishman
(business books, children books, IT books, food and cooking, health, history, literature and fiction, mystery and thrillers, nonfiction, parenting, religion and spirituality, romance, science, teens)
"The critics said: ‘Opts for a personal approach, sitting with the?supplier?who went broke because Wal-Mart forced prices down,and makes interesting points such as the observation that “Wal-Mart?isn’t subject to market forces because it’s creating them.’ ” (FT)"
- The Box: How The Shipping Container Made The World Smaller And The World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson
(economics, business books)
"The critics said: ‘Levinson makes a strong case that it was McLean’s thinking that led to modern-day containerisation . . . Without the container, there would be no globalisation.’ (The Economist)"