Most months, the New York Times publishes its list of the top ten best selling business books. The March, 2016 list is out. And the new book by Wharton Professor Adam Grant, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, made its first appearance by rising right to the top and claiming the #1 spot. Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook wrote the foreword. And, I have already selected this book as my selection for the April 1 First Friday Book Synopsis.
There are a couple of new titles on this list that especially interest me: Industries of the Future and Small Data. And, I am reading Robert Gates’ A Passion for Leadership. But many of this month’s titles have been on the list more than once/twice/thrice… And the seemingly perennial best sellers, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg are yet again on this month’s list.
By the way, Charles Duhigg has a new book being published in three days: Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business. I read the lengthy excerpt in this NY Times Magazine article: What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team: New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter. That was enough to hook me, and I have already selected this book as my selection for the May First Friday Book Synopsis.
After I present my synopsis of Originals, I will have presented synopses of five of these 10 best sellers from this month’s list at our First Friday Book Synopsis event in Dallas: Originals, The Big Short, The Power of Habit, Outliers, and Extreme Ownership. And my colleague at the First Friday Book Synopsis, Karl Krayer, has presented a synopsis of #Girlboss. So, that is six out of the ten that we have chosen for our monthly book synopsis event.
Our synopses are available for purchase, with our comprehensive handouts and the audio recordings of our presentations, at our companion site, 15minutebusiness books.com. Check it out.
Here is the New York Times March, 2016 list of best selling business books. Click here to visit the NY Times site to read brief descriptions of each of these ten books.
|1||ORIGINALS, by Adam Grant.|
|2||THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis.|
|3||THE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE, by Alec Ross.|
|4||THE POWER OF BROKE, by Daymond John.|
|5||THE POWER OF HABIT, by Charles Duhigg.|
|6||SMALL DATA, by Martin Lindstrom.|
|7||OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell.|
|8||#GIRLBOSS, by Sophia Amoruso.|
|9||A PASSION FOR LEADERSHIP, by Robert M. Gates.|
|10||EXTREME OWNERSHIP, by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.|