Here is the April, 2014 New York Times Business Books Best Sellers List — Yes, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In is Still #1


Here is the April, 2014 New York Times Business Books Best Sellers list.

Lean InA couple of observations. Yes, Lean In is still at number one. I have written pretty much this exact sentence every month for a lot of months now! And, if you will keep your radar attuned, you will see and hear the phrase “Lean In” everywhere you turn. Some agree with Sheryl Sandberg, others disagree. But, her idea has definitely become part of the modern-day conversation – I think the most important part of the conversation; (Lean In is a great phrase, and great concept) – about women in business, women and their careers.

Next observation: Flash Boys by Michael Lewis is not on this list. Maybe the New York Times is not going to categorize this book as a business book. But it does sit at the number one position on the nonfiction best sellers list.

There are ten books on the New York Times list each month. We have presented four from this month’s list at the First Friday Book Synopsis, our monthly event in Dallas – Lean In; The Power of Habit; Thinking, Fast and Slow; and Outliers. And Karl Krayer will present The Promise of a Pencil at the June First Friday Book Synopsis, which will put us at one half of the books on this month’s list. (A couple of the titles don’t quite fit what we choose to present at our event).

And I am considering The Hard Things About Hard Things for a later month.

And, Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys is my selection for our May event.flashboys

If you have not read Lean In, or these others that we have presented, you might be “behind the curve” during those break room and dinner party conversations. You might want to consider checking out our synopses, available at our companion site: 15minutebusinessbookscom. Each synopsis comes with the audio of our presentations, plus our comprehensive, multi-page handouts with the key concepts from the books, (and in the case of my more recent presentations, my takeaways from the books).

Here is the April New York Times list.

1 LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg
2 THRIVE, by Arianna Huffington.
3 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW, by Daniel Kahneman
4 SUCCESS THROUGH STILLNESS, by Russell Simmons
5 THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, by Jordan Belfort
6 THE POWER OF HABIT, by Charles Duhigg
7 OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell
8 THE HARD THING ABOUT HARD THINGS, by Ben Horowitz
9 THE PROMISE OF A PENCIL, by Adam Braun with Carlye Adler
10 OVERWHELMED, by Brigid Schulte

 

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2 thoughts on “Here is the April, 2014 New York Times Business Books Best Sellers List — Yes, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In is Still #1

  1. Now corrected — sorry about that. Karl Krayer will present The Promise of a Pencil at the June First Friday Book Synopsis. His May selection is Talk like TED by Carmine Gallo.

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