Friday, March 2, 2007

In case you don't have enough to read... can always dip back into the Greek classics, which, if you are of a thrifty mind, are available as free e-books. In this week's Newsweek, Columbia historian Eric Foner recommends Homer, saying, "I read the Iliad and the Odyssey to my daughter more than once. They say everything that can be said about human motivation."

The late Peter Drucker recommended the Greeks, too. He especially liked Xenophon, who he said wrote everything we needed to know about leadership 2300 years ago. Try Anabasis, Xenophon’s epic account of a 1500-mile fighting retreat out of Persia for hints on leading in a crisis. It's also been published as "The March Up Country" and "The Persian Expedition."

...and want something a little more contemporary, the Knowledge@Wharton e-letter just published a Spring reading round-up which leads with The Halo Effect (mentioned here back in January). It includes articles and/or excerpts for each book.

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