No surprise here! The much talked about Grit by Angela Duckworth rose right to the top spot in this month’s New York Times business books best sellers list.
The list includes books of autobiography and personal memoir (Shoe Dog and The Third Wave – although The Third Wave is far more than just personal memoir); and books on work ethic and personal productivity (Grit; Outliers; The Power of Habit).
And, there are books that have been on this list many times, over the long haul: Outliers; The Power of Habit; Thinking, Fast and Slow. If you have not read these by now, it’s probably time to move them up in your personal reading stack.
At the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas, we present two synopses each month. I just presented my synopsis of The Third Wave at our June session, and my colleague Karl Krayer will present his synopsis of Grit at our July event.
After our July event, we will have presented synopses of #s 1,5,7,8,9, &10. And, I ‘m pretty sure I will present my synopsis of TED TALKS as my September selection.
(You can purchase our synopses, with our comprehensive handouts and the audio recordings of our presentations, at our companion site, 15minutebusinessbooks.com).
Here’s the June list from the New York Times. Click over to the NYTimes site for a little more detail on each of these books.
#1 – Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth.
#2 – Shoe Dog: A Memoir from the Creator of NIKE by Phil Knight
#3 – TED TALKS: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson
#4 – The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: The Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life on Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani
#5 – Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
#6 – 5 Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America’s Greatest Economic Challenges by James M. Stone
#7 – The Power of Habit: Why We Do What we Do in Life and in Business by Charles Duhigg
#8 – The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future by Steve Case
#9 – Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
#10 – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman