The New York Times has published its list of best-selling business books for January, 2021.
And, yet again, during this great pandemic, Atomic Habits is at the #1 spot. This book has been on the top spot for many of the months of the pandemic.
Of the ten books on this month’s list, I have presented synopses of six of them at our monthly event in Dallas, the First Friday Book Synopsis. And, my former colleague, Karl Krayer, presented one other. So, we have featured seven of the ten books on this month’s list.
Of the ten books, there is only one written by a woman author; Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead. It is common for women authors to be underrepresented on this list, but only one woman-authored book for the month is quite a low point.
Of the seven we have presented, I presented my synopses of: #1, Atomic Habits; #3, Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World; #4, Dare to Lead; #6, Extreme Ownership; #8, Post Corona; and #9, Range. I chose Range as my selection for the best business book of the year in 2019. Please 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).
In addition, my former colleague Karl Krayer presented his synopsis of Thinking, Fast and Slow quite a few years ago.
Worth noting: plenty of the books on this month’s list have been around quite a while. But both the Zakaria book and the Galloway book, dealing with the pandemic, are quite new. I presented my synopsis of each of them pretty much right after they were published.
Here is the list of the ten best-selling business books on the New York Times list for January, 2021. Click over to their site for links to NY Times’ reviews of three of the books.
#1 – Atomic Habits by James Clear
#2 – Pappyland by Wright Thompson
#3 – Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria
#4 – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
#5 – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
#6 – Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
#7 – Edison by Edmund Morris
#8 – Post Corona by Scott Galloway
#9 – Range by David Epstein
#10 – I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition by Ramit Sethi
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