Here is the September, 2014 New York Times Business Books Best Sellers List

Here’s the New York Times Business Books Best Sellers List for September, 2014.

again back at #1
again back at #1

A few observations. Outliers by Malcom Gladwell is back at #1, and Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg is on the list (at #10). These continue to sell, as does The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow (published October, 2011).

And here is something: there are two “reissues” on this list: Business Adventures by John Brooks, first published in 1969, and Path Between the Seas by David McCullough, first published in 1977.

In other words, not many “new books” are on the current best sellers list. I find this interesting…

The newest book on this month’s list is The Organized Mind by Daniel Levitin (I am presenting my synopsis of this book at the October First Friday Book Synopsis).

On the one hand, the newest books are having a harder time breaking into the best sellers list, it looks like. On the other hand, these books that have lingered on the list are incredibly valuable. In just the last week, I have referred to Outliers (published, 2008), The Power of Habit (published February, 2012), and Lean In (published March, 2013) in presentations, and I presented my synopsis of Business Adventures at the September First Friday Book Synopsis. The books on this month’s list provide lasting insight and value, and are deserving of your time. So, it’s really not a surprise that they continue to be best sellers.Lean In

{At the First Friday Book Synopsis, I have presented synopses of: Outliers, Power of Habit, Think Like a Freak, Business Adventures, and Lean In. And, after October, I will have presented a synopsis of The Organized Mind. My colleague Karl Krayer, has presented his synopses of Thinking, Fast and Slow, and #GIRLBOSS. That’s eight of the ten on this month’s list that we have selected and presented. You can purchase our synopses, with our multi-page comprehensive handouts, along with the audio of our presentations, at our companion web site, (Business Adventures will be available soon, and The Organized Mind will be available around the middle to end of October)}.

Here is the September, 2014 New York Times Business Books Best Sellers List. Click on the link for a short description of each of these books.

1 OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell.
2 PATH BETWEEN THE SEAS, by David McCullough..
3 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW, by Daniel Kahneman.
4 POWER OF HABIT, by Charles Duhigg.
5 #GIRLBOSS, by Sophia Amoruso.
6 ORGANIZED MIND, by Daniel J. Levitin.
8 THINK LIKE A FREAK, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
10 LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell.

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