Best Book Award Shortlist – Thinkers 50

Well, the first “list” of the year has appeared.  And it is a good one.

2013 Distinguished Achievement Awards Shortlists – Thinkers 50
Best Book Award Shortlist

The award winner will be announced in London at their Gala, November 11, 2013.

Here’s the shortlist of books.

How Will You Measure Your Life: Finding Fulfillment Using Lessons from Some of the World’s Greatest Businesses, by Clayton Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon (HarperBusiness, 2012)

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All, by Jim Collins & Morten Hansen (HarperBusiness, Oct 2011)

Reinventing Giants: How Chinese Global Competitor Haier Has Changed the Way Big Companies Transform, by Bill Fischer, Umberto Lago, and Fang Liu (Jossey-Bass, 2013)

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, by Adam Grant (Viking, 2013)

Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works, by AG Lafley and Roger Martin (HBR Press, 2013).

The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving As Fast as Your Business, by Rita McGrath (HBR Press, 2013)

To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Persuading, Convincing, and Influencing Others, by Daniel Pink (Riverhead Books, 2012)

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf, 2013)

There are eight books on the list, and I have presented synopses of four of the eight (Great by Choice; Give and Take; To Sell is Human; and Lean In) at our monthly First Friday Book Synopsis.  You can order my synopses, with my multi-page comprehensive handouts plus the audio of my presentations, at our companion site,

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