The New York Times has published its list of best-selling business books for February, 2021. Atomic Habits is still at #1. It has been #1 for most of the months since COVID hit. I don’t remember another time when one book has been at the top spot for so long. (Maybe Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg comes close to matching this). My assumption is that Atomic Habits is especially popular because of the pandemic. Many of us struggle during this trying time. Good habits really help. (And bad habits really hurt).
I presented my synopsis of this book back at the December, 2018 First Friday Book Synopsis – our monthly event focused on synopses presentations of the best business books — shortly after it was published. I have also presented my synopsis of this book to numerous groups and clients, and I’m scheduled to present it for the Success North Dallas Young Executives Group later this month.
At our monthly event based in Dallas, the First Friday Book Synopsis, we have presented synopses of six of the ten books on this month’s list. I presented synopses of Atomic Habits, Dare to Lead, Extreme Ownership, and Outliers. My former colleague, Karl Krayer, presented synopses of Thinking, Fast and Slow and Grit.
I am also presenting my synopsis of the recently published Evil Geniuses, new to this month’s list, at the February 18 Urban Engagement Book Club, sponsored by CitySquare. So, that makies seven of the ten from this month’s New York Times list.
Note: This month’s list includes three books written by women authors.
Here is the February, 2021 list of best-selling business books from the New York Times. Click over to their site for links to reviews of a few of these books.
#1 – Atomic Habits by James Clear
#2 – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
#3 – Evil Geniuses by Kurt Anderson
#4 – Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
#5 – One Decision by Mike Bayer
#6 – I Will Teach You to be Rich, Second Edition by Ramit Sethi
#7 – Know Yourself, Know Your Money by Rachel Cruze
#8 – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
#9 – Grit by Angela Duckworth
#10 – Outliers by Malcom Gladwell