Here is the New York Times list of best-selling business books for November, 2021 – Atomic Habits by James Clear is back at the #1 spot

Atomic HabitsThe New York Times has (finally; the latest in the month I’ve seen) published its list of best-selling business books for November, 2021.

Atomic Habits by James Clear is back at the top of the list.  I have followed this list for many years, and there has never been a book at, or near, the top as long as Atomic Habits has been throughout the pandemic month.  Maybe presonal habits and work habits have been a big concern during the COVID era.

Of the ten books on this month’s list, we have presented synopses of five of them at our First Friday Book Synopsis events.  I have presented Atomic Habits, Dare to Lead, and Extreme Ownership.  My former colleague, Karl Krayer, presented his synopses of Thinking, Fast and Slow and Grit.

In addition, I presented my synopsis of Maid at the Urban Engagement Book Club, sponsored by CitySquare.  This monthly book gathering focuses on books dealing with issues of social justice (racial equality; poverty; homelessness…).

I presented my synopsis of this book early in 2019

I presented my synopsis of this book early in 2019

The Brené Brown has been on this list for quite a long time.  And the Daniel Kahneman book has been on the best-sellers list since Abraham Lincoln was president. (OK – not quite that long…).  It is, by the way, quoted in many, many other business books; this has been a very influential book.

Here is this month’s list of best-selling business books.  Click over to the New York Times site for links to reviews of a few of these books.




#1 – Atomic Habits by James Clear
#2 – Vanderbilt by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe
#3 – Maid by Stephanie Land
#4 – The Daily Laws by Robert Green
#5 – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
#6 – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnman
#7 – The Perfect Day to Boss Up – by Rick Ross with Neil Martiez-Belkin
#8 – Grit by Angela Duckworth
#9 – I Will Teach You to be Rich, Second Edition by Ramit Sethi
#10 – Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin


You can purchase our synopses presentations from the buy synopses tab at the top of this page.  On that page, you can search by book title. And click here for our newest additions.

Each synopsis comes with my comprehensive, multi-page synopsis handout, plus the audio recording of my presentation delivered at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas.

Thinking Fast and Slow

Perennial best seller

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *