The New York Times has published its first list of best-selling business books of 2020. The January, 2020 list, as always, has the top ten best-selling business books of the month.
Of the ten books on this month’s list, I have presented synopses of seven of them at our monthly event in Dallas, the First Friday Book Synopsis. And, my former colleague Karl Krayer presented a synopsis of one other. That is eight out of the ten best-sellers that we have selected, and presented, at our event. We don’t miss many…
I presented synopses of: Atomic Habits, Dare to Lead, Principles, The Infinite Game, Outliers, Extreme Ownership, and Range. Range was my selection for the best business book of 2020. Obviously, I think it was a very good book in a year of many good books published. 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).
And Karl Krayer presented a synopsis of Thinking, Fast and Slow quite a few years ago.
By the way, there are some long-time best-sellers on this month’s list. (There frequently are). For example, I presented my synopsis of the 2008 book Outliers at the January, 2009 session of the First Friday Book Synopsis. Karl presented Thinking, Fast and Slow, published in 2011, at the April, 2012 session of our event. And I presented Extreme Ownership at the December, 2015 session of our event, the year it was published.
One other observation: there is a shortage of women authors in this month’s list. Alas, that is the case many months. On this month’s list, only one book was written by a woman: Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Here is the New York Times list of the ten best-selling business books for January 2020. Click over to their web site for more info about these books, and links to reviews of some of the books.
#1 – The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger
#2 – Atomic Habits by James Clear
#3 – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
#4 – Principles by Ray Dalio
#5 – The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
#6 – Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
#7 – Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
#8 – The Man Who Solved the Market by Gregory Zuckerman
#9 – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
#10 – Range by David Epstein
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