The Wisdom of the Bullfrog; Poverty, By America; Atomic Habits – Here is the August, 2023 list of best-selling business books from the New York Times

Atomic HabitsThe New York Times has published its list of best-selling business books for August, 2023.  As has been the case for a very, very long time — a few years now, I think; not months — Atomic Habits by James Clear is at the #1 spot.

Of the ten books on this month’s list, we have presented synopses of seven of them at our monthly First Friday Book Synopsis event in Dallas.

I presented my synopses of:  Atomic Habits, The Creative Act, Four Thousand Weeks, Dare to Lead, Outliers, and the Wisdom of the Bullfrog.  And my former colleague, Karl Krayer, presented his synopsis of Thinking, Fast and Slow.

In addition, I presented my synopsis of Poverty, By America at the Urban Engagement Book Club, sponsored by CitySquare.

These two events are held monthly in Dallas in person, and both stream live on Zoom.  The First Friday Book Synopsis focuses on business books, and the Urban Engagement Book Club focuses on books dealing with issues of social justice:  race, poverty, homelessness, inequality, education, among others…

Of the eight books we have presented from this month’s list, I can say, without hesitation, that reading these books will be worth your time.  These are good, thought-provoking, useful books.

One observation:  for this months list, there is only one book by a woman author:  Dare to Lead by Brené Brown.  This percentage should be…higher…

Here are the books on the New York Times August, 2023 list of best-selling business books.  Click here to visit their site for links to reviews of a couple of these books.Poverty, By America

#1 – Atomic Habits by James Clear

#2 – The Creative Act by Rick Rubin with Neil Strauss

#3 – I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Second Edition by Ramit Sethi

#4 – Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman

#5 – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

#6 – Easy Money by Ben McKenzie with Jacob Silverman

#7 – Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

#8 – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

#9 – Poverty, By America by Matthew Desmond

#10 – The Wisdom of the Bullfrog by William R. McRaven


Dare to LeadYou can purchase my synopses presentations from the buy synopses tab at the top of this page.  On that page, you can search by book title. And click here for our newest additions (Note:  I have added my synopsis of Poverty, By America, presented at the other book club at which I speak monthly, to these synopses available for purchase).

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.

And, please check out these “bundles” of synopses, arranged by key categories, for your own self-paced learning, at my companion site,

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