The New York Times has published its list of best-selling business books for October, 2021. For the first time in many, many months, Atomic Habits by James Clear has fallen from the #1 spot to #2. This was knocked from the top spot by the Vanderbilts… which is…understandable.
Of the ten books on this month’s list, we have presented five at the First Friday Book Synopsis, our business book event based in Dallas. I have presented Atomic Habits, Dare to Lead, and Extreme Ownership. My former colleague Karl Krayer presented Thinking, Fast and Slow and Grit.
In fact, Extreme Ownership, Dare to Lead, and Atomic Habits are all books that I have presented to many client companies and leadership teams. Two on leadership; one on personal habits, along with some insight into corporate habits. These are all good and needed books.
I present a true synopsis of the books I select: key excerpts, the key points and insights, and my own lessons and takeaways. It is more than, and different from, a review. It provides enough of the content that one can ponder key lessons, and put some into action. And, of course, my synopses spur many to read the books on their own.
Here is the New York Times list of business best sellers. Click over to their site for links to reviews of a couple of these books.
#1 – Vanderbilt by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe
#2 – Atomic Habits by James Clear
#3 – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
#4 – The Perfect Day to Boss Up by Rick Ross with Neil Martinez-Belkin
#5 – Red Roulette by Desmund Shum
#6 – Woke, Inc. by Vivek Ramaswamy
#7 – Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
#8 – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
#9 – I Will Teach You to be Rich, Second Edition by Ramit Sethi
#10 – Grit by Angela Duckworth
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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.