An entertaining post by The Economist considers books for first time business readers about to enter the working world. The topic was brought about by Groupon’s (ex-boss) Andrew Mason, who lamented “that too few of the young people who joined his firm had read a single business book.” Mr. Mason suggested these three books:

Winning, by Jack Welch

The One Minute Manager, by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

Good To Great, by Jim Collins (although many of the firms featured started to underperform after publication)

Also suggested in the post:

The Innovator’s Dilemma, by Clayton Christensen

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, by C.K. Prahalad