Top 10 Most Influential Business Books of the Decade

Rise of the Robots" by Martin Ford (2015)

Focuses on technology's impact on job markets, highlighting the need for preemptive actions to avoid a job crisis due to AI and automation.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century" by Thomas Piketty (2014)

A 700-page analysis of income inequality, sparking global debate on dangerously high levels of inequality and influencing political discussions.

The Everything Store" by Brad Stone (2013)

Chronicles the early years and intense work culture of Amazon, revealing much about the company and its founder, Jeff Bezos.

Private Empire" by Steve Coll (2012)

An in-depth look at ExxonMobil's history and its role in major global issues, from climate change to geopolitics.

Poor Economics" by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo (2011)

Explores effective ways to aid the world's poorest, emphasizing the need for well-targeted support and addressing post-financial crisis concerns.

Fault Lines" by Raghuram G. Rajan (2010)

Analyzes underlying causes of the financial crisis, including income inequality and trade imbalances, offering a deeper understanding of global financial systems.

Lords of Finance" by Liaquat Ahamed (2009)

A Pulitzer Prize-winning account of how the decisions of central bankers after WWI led to the Great Depression, offering insights during the 2008 recession.

When Markets Collide" by Mohamed El-Erian (2008)

Explains the forces behind the 2008 credit crisis, and its transformation into a global issue through developed and emerging market interactions.

The Last Tycoons" by William D. Cohan (2007)

A deeply researched, engaging narrative about Lazard, a powerful and secretive investment bank, offering insights into modern business issues.

China Shakes the World" by James Kynge (2006)

Provides a comprehensive introduction to China's rise from Maoist days to a global economic power.