The Best Business Books Of 1991

It was--shall I say it?--not the greatest year for business books. Not that there weren't plenty of them. The recent success of such titles as Barbarians at the Gate and Liar's Poker sustained publishers' enthusiasm for business topics. The good news for readers is that the trend to accessible, anecdotal business books remained strong. But many books were disappointing--even some of the year's best seemed in need of a strong editor. With increasing frequency, BUSINESS WEEK's reviewers complained of unnecessary detail and repetitiveness. Even in this frustrating year, however, 10 books stand out.

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