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10 Best Business Books Of 2013

Polish your leadership skills and hone your business know-how with the best books of the year.

Kristin Burnham

November 15, 2013

2 Min Read

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (Little, Brown and Company, 2013)

By Brad Stone

Amazon.com might have started off selling books through the mail, but its founder, Jeff Bezos, had bigger plans. Read how the company transformed the retail industry, changing the way we shop and read.

The Heart of Leadership: Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013)

By Mark Miller (Foreword by Patrick Lencioni)

Are you the type of leader everyone wants to follow? This book investigates what makes leaders great and what sets them apart from others.

The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business (Knopf, 2013)

By Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen

Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen offer insight into what awaits people, states, and businesses in the coming decades and analysis of how our hyper-connected world will look. Topics include whether technology will make terrorism easier to carry out, the relationship between privacy and security, and what we might have to give up to be part of the new digital age.

The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron (Portfolio Trade, 2013)

By Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind

Follow Enron's rise from obscurity to the top of the business world -- and its subsequent disastrous demise -- told by Fortune editors whose investigative articles caused Enron's house of cards to crumble.

We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency (Little, Brown and Company, 2013)

By Parmy Olson

Read the story of how a loosely assembled group of hackers scattered across the globe formed a new insurgency, grabbed headlines, and were ultimately taken down. This book delves into the insurgency movement and its implications for the future of computer security.

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About the Author(s)

Kristin Burnham

Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com

Kristin Burnham currently serves as InformationWeek.com's Senior Editor, covering social media, social business, IT leadership and IT careers. Prior to joining InformationWeek in July 2013, she served in a number of roles at CIO magazine and CIO.com, most recently as senior writer. Kristin's writing has earned an ASBPE Gold Award in 2010 for her Facebook coverage and a Min Editorial and Design Award in 2011 for "Single Online Article." She is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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