From CIRE Magazine:
usiness books are like potato chips: You can’t really stop after just one. And for business book junkies, there is certainly no dearth of material. Nearly 5,000 business-related titles were published last year, according to R.R. Bowker, which tracks book sales information. Add those to the more than 10,000 titles published the previous two years and you have, well, rows of book jackets featuring successful-looking people lining the aisles of your local bookstore.
Of course no one really peruses the business section just for fun. Everyone goes looking for a specific title recommended by a business associate or a friend. For those in need of something to read, a recent survey of commercial real estate professionals produced a bounty of recommendations, ranging from industry-related titles to classic business books of the last decade to today’s best-sellers that cover personal investment, innovative thinking, and the emerging global marketplace.