The Big Short at #1 – Here is the January, 2016 New York Times Business Books Best Sellers List

a book worth reading!
a book worth reading!
#1 on this month's NY Times business books best sellers list
#1 on this month’s NY Times business books best sellers list

The New York Times has just published their January, 2016 Business Books Best Sellers list.  Last  month’s #1, Extreme Ownership, has dropped to the #2 spot behind the resurgent-in-sales The Big Short by Michael Lewis.

I presented my synopses of The Big Short this morning at the January, 2016 First Friday Book Synopsis, and Extreme Ownership was my selection last month at the December, 2015 event.

Rather obviously, The Big Short is back to front-of-mind partly because of the film version that is now playing in theaters.

At our monthly First Friday book Synopsis, I have presented 5 of the top 6 of this month’s list of top ten best sellers:  The Big Short, Extreme Ownership, Elon Musk, The Power of Habit, and Outliers.  And my colleague Karl Krayer has presented the #4 best seller, Thinking, Fast and Slow and the #9 best seller, #Girlboss.

And, I have also presented a synopsis of Empire of Cotton for the Urban Engagement Book Club sponsored by Dallas-based nonprofit, CitySquare.

Are these the best books to read?  Maybe not, but are certainly the best-selling books.  And, of the ones I have read, I would give a “this is worth reading,” recommending for each of these volumes.

Here’s the January, 2016 New York Times Business Books Best Sellers list. Click over to the NY Times web site for information about each of these books.

1 THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis.
2 EXTREME OWNERSHIP, by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.
3 ELON MUSK, by Ashlee Vance. (Ecco/HarperCollins.)
4 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW, by Daniel Kahneman.
5 THE POWER OF HABIT, by Charles Duhigg.
6 OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell.
7 ABOVE THE LINE, by Urban Meyer with Wayne Coffey.
8 WHEN TO ROB A BANK, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
9 #GIRLBOSS, by Sophia Amoruso.
10 EMPIRE OF COTTON, by Sven Beckert.



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