Shelf Help: 10 Jewelry Pros on Their Top Business Books



Amazon has some 300,000 titles on management and leadership in its online bookstore, and more than 100,000 on sales and marketing. That’s far too many for even the most ambitious of us to wade through, so JCK caught up with ­forward-thinking designers, retailers, marketers, and consultants across the jewelry industry to find out what books they’ve used as stepping stones to further their careers.  A few books stood out right away—notably, The Experience Economy: Work Is Theater & Every Business a Stage. The 1999 tome by B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore (updated in 2011) was name-checked by multiple professionals for its insights into modern retail. And some people, especially designers and sales experts, embrace books that delve into the long, rich history of the jewelry industry and provide inspiration for creative thinking.  Here are some of the books the industry
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