The Best Books for Business Owners of 2009

The Best Business Books of 2009
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Gladwell, Collins, and a Book About a Dog

Another year, another blizzard of business books. Which ones should you read? To pick the best business books of the year for the entrepreneur, we turned to editor at large Leigh Buchanan, who writes Inc.'s monthly "Skimmer's Guide" book review; editor at large Bo Burlingham, the author of Small Giants; columnist Joel Spolsky, who is CEO and cofounder of Fog Creek Software in New York City; Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh; and Jack Covert, founder of, an influential blog that tracks new releases. Here are their top choices for 2009.