If you read only one book this year, better make it two: Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat and Jim Collins' Good to Great.When we asked the Top 100 candidates which books they would recommend, no other titles came close to garnering as many votes. Candidates lauded Friedman's book as an excellent guide to surviving in the global economy, while many were on their second reading of Collins' management strategy classic.

Leading the rest of the pack was Daniel Pink's A Whole New Mind, while Patrick Lencioni came close with two management titles, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive.

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