Here is the New York Times list of Best-selling business books for January, 2023 – Chip War now at #2; Atomic Habits, seemingly always at #1

The New York Times has published its first list of best-selling business books for 2023; January, 2023Chip War

Yes, Atomic Habits by James Clear is still at the #1 spot.   It is beginning to look like this book will be at #1 until the middle of this century!  What a long run at that spot this book has had!

At #2 is the new book Chip War by Chris Miller.  This is a book about the massive and central role that computer chips play in practically every facet of product development and usage.  And, it presents a rather sobering assessment of our vulnerabilities.  (A significant number of the most important chips are made in Taiwan).  I presented my synopsis of this book at the January First Friday Book Synopsis, and will post my lessons and takeaways soon on this blog.

Of the ten books on this month’s list, we have presented six of the ten at the First Friday Book Synopsis.  I presented Atomic Habits, Chip War, Dare to Lead, Extreme Ownership, and Outliers.  And, my former colleague Karl Krayer presented Thinking, Fast and Slow.

As I usually mention, this list is a once-a-month list.  In other words, it requires more than a temporary uptick to make this list.  These books are worth reading!

Here is the New York Times January, 2023 list of best-selling business.  Click over to their site for links to reviews of a couple of the books.

#1 – Atomic Habits by James Clear

#2 – Chip War by Chris Miller

#3 – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

#4 – Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

#5 – Financial Feminist by Tori Dunlap

#6 – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

#7 – Vanderbilt by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe

#8 – The Book of Boundaries by Melissa Urban

#9 – Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

#10 – Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe


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