Misplaced Key Managing Strategic Relationships: The Key to Business SuccessBy Leonard GreenhalghThe Free Press, 2001, $30Leonard Greenhalgh\u2019s academic background shines through in Managing Strategic Relationships: It reads like a freshman textbook. Despite having been written by a management consultant who has founded and run two companies, the book is decidedly lacking in real-life anecdotes. Instead, page after page is filled with scenarios beginning, "Joe and Josephine are twins"; dialogs between a fictitious husband and wife; and diagrams such as The Fractionated Organization (a triangle broken into, you guessed it, fractions). Greenhalgh also slips in a few company case studies and complex graphs. The studies, unfortunately, are shallow and the graphs lack practical value. Readers may fail to see how a statistical map featuring an imaginary landlord and vacationer will ultimately assist them in implementing new business strategies. That\u2019s not to say there isn\u2019t merit to the book. Like a set of Cliffs Notes, it broadly covers workplace sociology, makes valid points about interpersonal and corporate relationships, discusses some sticky situations, and offers a base for further investigation. Just don\u2019t expect to pass any tests with it. \n-Amanda S. FoxAnd...What Do I Do Now? Dr. Foster\u2019s 30 Laws of Great Decision MakingBy Charles FosterSimon & Schuster,2001, $24Clinician and researcher Charles Foster has a serious goal?to demystify decision making and reassure readers that they can trust themselves to make sound choices. What Do I Do Now? is not a business book, and it is more enjoyable to read than it has any right to be. Its subtitle, however, might prompt cynics to decide that it\u2019s all Letterman and no substance. And that would be the wrong decision. -Carol ZarrowCIO Best-Seller List5. First, Break All the Rules: What the World\u2019s Greatest Managers Do Differentlyby Marcus Buckingham and Curt CoffmanSimon & Schuster, 19994.Now, Discover Your Strengths: The Revolutionary Program That Shows You How to Develop Your Unique Talents and Strengths?And Those of the People You Manageby Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. CliftonThe Free Press, 20013.Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Resultsby Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul and John ChristensenHyperion, 20002.Longaberger: An American Success Storyby Dave LongabergerHarperCollins Publishers, 20011.Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Lifeby Spencer JohnsonThe Putnam Publishing Group, 1998What They\u2019re ReadingMichelle Brown, freelance Web producer, Los Angeles Joanne Eglash, How to Write a .com Business Plan: The Internet Entrepreneur\u2019s Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Business Plans and Financing Options (McGraw-Hill, 2000) "I needed a book that combined sensible business plan information with an Internet slant, and this book is exactly what I wanted."Michael Gorrell, CIO, EBSCO Publishing, Ipswich, Mass. Kent Beck, Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (Addison-Wesley, 1999); Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering (Addison-Wesley, 1995); Tom Gilb, Principles of Software Engineering Management (Addison-Wesley, 1988) "All three have offered good insights into the software development life cycle."