Here’s the New York Times Business Books Best Sellers List for May, 2014 – Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys is the Top Best Seller

Here’s the New York Times Business Books Best Sellers List for May, 2014. (They only publish a list of business best sellers once a month).

Lean InIt looks like it has finally happened. After a very long run at #1, Lean In has fallen to the #5 slot. Lean In stayed at #1 longer than any business book that I remember in my 16+ years of watching the business books best sellers lists.

Here in Dallas, my colleague Karl Krayer and I have presented synopses of business books since April, 1998 at our monthly First Friday Book Synopsis. (Our synopses are available for purchase at our companion web site, From this month’s list, I have presented my synopses of Flash Boys, Lean In, Outliers, and The Power of Habit — and will present The Confidence Code at the June 6 gathering. And Karl Krayer presented his synopsis of Thinking, Fast and Slow.

Michael Lewis’Flash Boys deserves its number one position — it is a terrific read, and an inmpritant book.  I presented this at the May First Friday Book Synopsis.flashboys

I’m still deciding whether or not Capital quite fits our audience and their needs. But, I’m reading it, and pondering it. And I do think we will select Creativity, Inc. in a coming month.

And, I suspect that next month, Think Like a Freak, by the Freakonomics guys, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, will debut high on this list.

And, it really is a tribute to their long-lasting value that Thinking, fast and Slow, Outliers, and The Power of Habit have stayed (or reappeared) on this list after being out such a long while.

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

1 FLASH BOYS, by Michael Lewis.
2 THRIVE, by Arianna Huffington.
3 SMART MONEY SMART KIDS, by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze.
5 LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell.
6 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW, by Daniel Kahneman.
7 CREATIVITY, INC, by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace.
8 CONFIDENCE CODE, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman.
9 OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell.
10 THE POWER OF HABIT, by Charles Duhigg.



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