Best Business Books

Q: I just finished my M.B.A. from Eastern University in Pennsylvania. I have been in school for some time and just started a career. I am currently working and looking for the top business books to read.
— T. Wood, Philadelphia

A: Here are our favorites, which you can buy on /books:
BLACK ENTERPRISE Guide to Starting Your Own Business by Wendy Beech (John Wiley & Sons Inc.; $19.95)

How to Succeed in Business without Being White: Straight Talk on Making It in America by Earl G. Graves (HarperCollins; $25)

In the Black: A History of African Americans on Wall Street by Gregory T. Bell (John Wiley & Sons Inc.; $24.95)

Lessons from the Top: Success Strategies from America’s Leading Black CEOs by Derek T. Dingle (John Wiley & Sons Inc.; $19.95)

Sister CEO: The Black Woman’s Guide to Starting Your Own Business by Cheryl D. Broussard (Penguin Books; $15)

Succeeding Against the Odds: The Autobiography of a Great American Businessman by John H. Johnson (Amistad; $60)

The History of Black Business in America: Capitalism, Race, and Entrepreneurship by Juliet K. E. Walker (Palgrave Macmillan; $22.95)

Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire by Reginald Lewis & Blair Walker (John Wiley & Sons Inc.; $27.95)