Here is the June, 2021 list of best-selling business books from the New York Times. For the umpteenth month in a row (yes, umpteenth is a precise number), Atomic Habits by James Clear is at the #1 spot. I don’t keep a record of how long it has been at the top spot, but this book has been at the top through most of the pandemic. I assume people are working on personal habits; or, at least, are wanting to work on their personal habits.
The only book that I can think of that seemed to be at the top for anything close to this length of time was Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg from quite a few years back. (Lean In was first published in 2013, so that was a while ago. I presented my synopsis of that book in April, 2013).
In this month’s list, there are two new books that I have already selected for our Dallas event, the First Friday Book Synopsis. I present synopses of two best-selling business books every month. We are in our 24thyear of monthly gatherings.
For our July 9 event (the second Friday of July), I will present my synopsis of the new Daniel Kahneman book, Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement (co-authored with Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein). Mr. Kahneman’s earlier book Thinking, Fast and Slow is also a perennial best-seller.
I will also present the new book by Brad Stone: AmazonUnbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire , at the July First Friday Book Synopsis. I presented my synopsis of his earlier book, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, back at the December, 2013 event.
After I present these two books, I will have presented synopses of five of the ten best-sellers from this month’s list: Atomic Habits, Noise, Dare to Lead, Extreme Ownership, and Amazon Unbound.
I’m a fan of reading good and useful books, and this list always provides plenty of good and useful choices.
#1 – Atomic Habits by James Clear
#2 – Noise by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein
#3 – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
#4 – Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe
#5 – Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
#6 – The Tyranny of Big Tech by Josh Hawley
#7 – Everything Will Be Okay by Dana Perino
#8 – Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
#9 – You’re Invited by Jon Levy
#10 – Amazon Unbound by Brad Stone
Each synopsis comes with my comprehensive, multi-page synopsis handout, plus the audio recording of my presentation delivered at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas.