So I'm lounging around getting rid of my head cold, and I picked up John Stossel's Myths, Lies, and Stupidity... that I checked out from the Seattle Public Library a few weeks back. If you can get past his libertarian slant on pretty much everything, he has some interesting observations on business in Chapter 3. It's loosely substantiated Milton Friedman/Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko "greed is good" free-market economics. I'm not sure I agree with all of it, but I do think competition is a good thing, especially for the customer.
Other gems in the book are little-known facts like the following:
It's a good read if you are in need of a book to quickly run through in an hour or so...I wouldn't take the time to read every word, but it is handy for a quick alternative and cynical perspective on all that we've been told.