Here is the March, 2021 New York Times list of Best-Selling Business Books – How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates is at the #1 Spot

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The New York Times has published its monthly list of business best-selling books for March, 2021.  A new book has hit at the #1 spot:  How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates. This is the first new #1 in quite a few months.  Dropping to #2 is Atomic Habits by James Clear, which had been at #1 pretty much since we saw the rise of COVID.Think Again

One note:  there is a book missing that I am convinced should be on this list.  The new book by Adam Grant, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, which I presented this month at the March First Friday Book Synopsis, is an excellent book, with plenty of business implications and lessons.  It is #3 on the overall list of best-selling books in this week’s New York Times list, but they decided to not include it in the business book category.  I think it belongs in the business book category, even as it also belongs in other categories.

Of this month’s 10 books (they always list the top 10 best sellers), after our upcoming April session of the First Friday Book Synopsis, we will have presented six of the ten books from this month’s list.

After our April event, I will have presented five from this month’s list:

#1 How to Avoid a Climate Disaster; #2, Atomic Habits; #5, Dare to Lead; #7, Extreme Ownership; #8, Radical Candor; and #10, Outliers.

In addition, my former colleague Karl Krayer presented his synopsis of #6, Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.

Atomic HabitsI present my synopses to leadership teams, and other groups, within companies and organizations.  A synopsis of a good book is an excellent training tool, sparking informed and productive conversations and discussions.  My synopses of Atomic Habits, Radical Candor, and Extreme Ownership have been frequently requested, along with others.  (If you would like to schedule one of these presentations, or many others that I have available, send me an e-mail by clicking here).

Here is the March, 2021  list of 21 best-selling books from the New York TimesClick over to their site for links to reviews of a couple of these books.

#1 – How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill gates.
#2 – Atomic Habits by James Clear
#3 – Believe It by Jamie Kern Lima
#4 – Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
#5 – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
#6 – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
#7 – Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
#8 – Radical Candor by Kim Scott
#9 – I Will Teach You to be Rich, Second Edition by Ramit Sethi
#10 – Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell


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Think Again by Adam Grant, and Business Made Simple by Donald Miller, the two books I presented at the March 5 session of our monthly event, will be available soon.

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