Best Books Of 2012


Best Books of 2012

来自Financial Times推荐的2012最佳书籍之Business篇


#1 Makers: The New Industrial Revolution,《新工业革命带来的机遇》  by Chris Anderson


From AmazonWired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.  In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing.  A generation of “Makers” using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent — creating “the long tail of things”.


#2 How Will You Measure Your Life? Finding Fulfilment Using Lessons from Some of the World’s Greatest Businesses,《你要如何衡量你的人生?哈佛商學院最重要的一堂課》by Clayton Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon

原來人生也可以被管理,管理策略也可以融入人生中。 人生的三個重大問題: 1.如何樂在工作? 2.如何與家人常保幸福? 3.如何擁有正直的人生? 讓人值得省思的問題,找尋人生的方向。

From Amazon: From the world’s leading thinker on innovation and New York Times bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen, comes an unconventional book of inspiration and wisdom for achieving a fulfilling life. Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma, notably the only business book that Apple’s Steve Jobs said “deeply influenced” him, is widely recognized as one of the most significant business books ever published. Now, in the tradition of Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture and Anna Quindlen’s A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Christensen’s How Will You Measure Your Life is with a book of lucid observations and penetrating insights designed to help any reader—student or teacher, mid-career professional or retiree, parent or child—forge their own paths to fulfillment.


#3 Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, 《石油巨头:大未必佳 》  by Steve Coll

埃克森美孚的石油业务具有极高的回报率,或者说得更具体一点,是具有极高的已动用资本回报率(ROCE)。在《私人帝国:埃克森美孚和美国力量》(Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power)一书里,作者Steve Coll向我们讲述了传奇CEO Lee Raymond如何说服华尔街,使ROCE成为衡量石油公司主要指标的故事。

From Amazon: In this, the first hard-hitting examination of ExxonMobil—the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States—Steve Coll reveals the true extent of its power. Private Empire pulls back the curtain, tracking the corporation’s recent history and its central role on the world stage, beginning with the Exxon Valdez accident in 1989 and leading to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The action spans the globe—featuring kidnapping cases, civil wars, and high-stakes struggles at the Kremlin—and the narrative is driven by larger-than-life characters, including corporate legend Lee “Iron Ass” Raymond, ExxonMobil’s chief executive until 2005. A penetrating, news-breaking study, Private Empire is a defining portrait of Big Oil in American politics and foreign policy.


#4 The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change, 《习惯的力量:我们在生活和工作中为什么要这样做》by Charles Duhigg,


From Amazon: In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.


#5 Octopus: The Secret Market and the World’s Wildest Con, by Guy Lawson


From Amazon: Sam Israel was a man who seemed to have it all – until the hedge fund he ran, Bayou, imploded and he became the target of a nationwide manhunt.  Born into one of America’s most illustrious trading families, Israel was determined to strike out on his own.  So after apprenticing with one of the greatest hedge fund traders of the 1980’s, Sam founded his own fund and promised his investors guaranteed profits.  With the proprietary computer program he’d created, he claimed to be able to predict the future.


#6 Standing on the Sun: How the Explosion of Capitalism Abroad Will Change Business Everywhere, 《驻足阳光下:国外资本主义爆炸如何改变全球商业》by Christopher Meyer with Julia Kirby


From AmazonStanding on the Sun tackles these questions with fresh ideas and provocative examples. Based on firsthand observations of companies defying capitalism’s old rules yet prospering, the authors outline new principles for commercial success.