Here’s a change from recent lists – a new book is at the #1 spot on this month’s New York Times Business Books Best Sellers list. Peter Thiel’s Zero to One hits the top spot. (I will present my synopsis of this new book at the November First Friday Book Synopsis). Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, and early investor in Facebook, has certainly created a lot of buzz with this new book.
But, yes, Outliers and Lean In are still on the list, along with a couple of other long-popular titles.
From this month’s list of ten best sellers, after I present Zero to One, we will have presented synopses of 8 of the 10 at our monthly event. I’ve presented synopses of Outliers, The Power of Habit, The Organized Mind, Lean In, and Think Like a Freak (and soon, Zero to Thirty). My colleague Karl Krayer has presented Thinking, Fast and Slow, and #GIRLBOSS.
All of our synopsis presentations, with the audio recordings and our comprehensive multi-page handouts, are available at our companion web site, 15minutebusinessbooks.com.
Here’s the New York Times October list.
|1||ZERO TO ONE, by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters.|
|2||OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell.|
|3||THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING, by Naomi Klein.|
|4||THINKING, FAST AND SLOW, by Daniel Kahneman.|
|5||THE POWER OF HABIT, by Charles Duhigg.|
|6||THE ORGANIZED MIND, by Daniel J. Levitin.|
|7||HOW GOOGLE WORKS, by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg.|
|8||#GIRLBOSS, by Sophia Amoruso.|
|9||LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell.|
|10||THINK LIKE A FREAK, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.|