Just under eight years ago, Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success was first published. Yet, here it is, yet again, at the number one spot in the September, 2016 New York Times Business Books Best Sellers list.
It says a lot about this book, and this author, that it is back at the #1 spot. Malcolm Gladwell is a superior story-teller, and he finds the right nuggets of insight to flesh out through his stories. (Outliers introduced most of the world to the research by Anders Ericsson on developing true expertise – what Mr. Gladwell labeled the 10,000 hour rule). And, he has two books on this month’s list: Outliers, and The Tipping Point, his first book.
This month’s list includes other not-so-brand-new books: Freakonomics (which was published in 2006), Thinking, Fast and Slow, The Power of Habit, and Contagious…
At the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas, we have presented synopses of eight of the ten books on this month’s list. I have presented synopsis of: Outliers, The Power of Habit, Freakonomics, The Tipping Point, Contagious, and Originals. My colleague Karl Krayer presented his synopsis of Grit, and Thinking, Fast and Slow.
(Note: you can purchase our synopsis, with our comprehensive handouts, and the audio recordings of our presentations, at our companion site, 15minutebusinessbooks.com).
Here’s the September, 2016 New York Times Business Books Best Sellers list. Click here to go to the New York Times page which includes short descriptions of each for these books.
#1 – Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
#2 – Grit by Angela Duckworth
#3 – Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
#4 – Powerhouse by James Andrew Miller
#5 – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
#6 – The Power of Habit by Chalres Duhigg
#7 – Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
#8 – The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
#9 – Contagious by Jonah Berger
#10 – Originals by Adam Grant