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…).
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
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.