Here is the The New York Times list of best-selling business books for February 2020:  Jocko Willink’s Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual is at #1

The New York Times has just published its list of best-selling business books for February, 2020.  The new book by retired Navy SEAL Jocko Williink is at the top spot.

Leadership Strategy & TacticsOf the ten books on this month’s list, after tomorrow, we will have presented nine of the ten at our monthly event in Dallas, the First Friday Book Synopsis.  It looks like I timed it well:  I am presenting Jocko’s new book at tomorrow’s session.

After tomorrow, of the ten, I will have presented synopses of eight of the ten, and my former colleague, Karl Krayer, presented the perennial best seller, Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.  (The only book we have not presented from this month’s list is Robert Iger’s book, The Ride of a Lifetime).

Alas, of these ten, there is only one woman author on the list:   Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead.  I presented my synopsis of this book last January. (I have selected the new book by Mika Brzezenski, Career Comebacks, for the March First Friday Book Synopsis).

And Range by David Epstein is still on this month’s list.  This excellent book was my selection for the best business book of the year, 2019.  You might want to read my blog post:  Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein is my Business Book of the Year for 2019 – (Loonshots by Safi Bahcall is runner-up).

Here is the New York Times list of best-selling business books for February.  Click here to go to the NY Times site, for links to reviews of a few of the books.

#1 – Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual by Jocko Willink
#2 – Atomic Habits by James Clear
#3 – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
#4 – The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger
#5 – Principles by Ray Dalio
#6 – Outliers by Malcolm Galdwell
#7 – The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
#8 – Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
#9 – Range by David Epstein
#10 – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


We well the synopses of the books we present at the First Firday Book Synopsis.  Each synopsis comes with the audio recording of our presentation, and the comprehensive, multi-page synopsis handout for the book. Go to the “buy synopses” tab at the top of this page.  And, click here for our newest additions (from the last 10 months, or so).


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