The A List: World's Most Respected
Best Investment Books
The Management Society recognizes and honors the works
of the world's best investment management authors. The researchers read and select the best books.
Researchers' criteria for accepting nominations included the importance of
work, media coverage, recognition within the consulting, academia, and
international management communities. The nomination for A-List is open worldwide.
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According to Mr. Med Jones, Editor-in-Chief, no
"elite" list is all inclusive, there are many excellent
books that do not have equal media or research exposure. The
nomination for A List is open worldwide.
Methodology and Ranking Criteria
The survey methodology provides
the ability to validate nominations and allows insights into the nominees'
critical success factors.
Public stakeholders can nominate the most respected books and
Voters are then asked to give the reasons for their nominations,
thus providing valuable insight into what key factors drive the
success of these nominees. Questions are presented in free-form and
Further research is conducted to validate the entries using sales
figures, readers ratings and industry impact as expressed in the
After verification and acceptance of the nomination, the input is
then statistically analyzed taking into consideration the geographic
region, the number of votes, the listed reasons and the order in
which they are listed.
When two or more book score equally on overall ratings (reach a tie)
, the Institute editors refer to the number of votes.
In a nutshell, the public nominates, the researchers validate the nominations, and the number votes determines the respectability and ranking.
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The Most Respected Investment Books
The following is a list of the best business books
The Intelligent Investor Revised Edition
The Successful Investor: What 80 Million People Need to Know
to Invest Profitably and Avoid Big Losses
Financial Reckoning Day: Surviving the Soft Depression of
the 21st Century
Other "A List" survey results (2005)
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