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Best Books of 2006: Complete List

Here’s a complete rundown of all the books recommended on the blog this month.

Business
9) The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson
8) The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon’s Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness by Steven K. Scott
7) 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style by Matt Madden
6) Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out by Douglass Rushkoff (with an honorable mention for his comic, Testament: Akedah
5) Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
4) Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono
3) The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do by Clotaire Rapaille
2) Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
1) Seeing What’s Next: Using Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change by Clayton M. Christensen

Food
* The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter by Peter Singer and Jim Mason
* Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink, PhD

History/Autobiography
* Primo Levi’s Survival In Auschwitz, The Reawakening, The Periodic Table
* Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
* Bitter Winds: A Memoir of My Years in China’s Gulag by Harry Wu
* Wild Swans : Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
* The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost

Current Events
* The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
* The Places In Between by Rory Stewart

Religion
* The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions by Karen Armstrong

Fiction
* Marvel Comics’ Civil War series

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