Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Leading authors on notable books

I've been helping to launch and edit a new book feature on the strategy+business website called Author's Choice. It's a neat concept: we ask leading business book authors to introduce excerpts that catch their eye from works other than their own. The short excerpts, under 1000 words, are self-encompassed and offer a lesson or insight for managers. We've already got a great pipeline in development and the first installment, announced below, is online. Check it out, and if you're a business book author whose found a pithy excerpt that you'd like to introduce, shoot me a line.

The Statistician Who Ate Humble Pie

New York, N.Y., June 30, 2009 - Why are business and economic forecasts so often wrong, and why can't they be improved? In a new feature from s+b -- Author's Choice -- leading writers select and introduce passages from notable books. In this piece, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, introduces an engaging lesson in business forecasting from Dance with Chance: Making Luck Work for You, by Spyros Makridakis, Robin Hogarth, and Anil Gaba.

To read it, click here.

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