Here is the August, 2019 New York Times list of best-selling business books – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown is at #1

Dare to LeadThe New York Times has published its list of bestselling business books for August, 2019.

Sitting at #1 is Dare to Lead by Brené Brown.  Of the ten books on this month’s list (they always include just ten titles on the list), I have presented synopses of seven of them at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas, our monthly event; now in our 22nd year.  And, my former colleague Karl Krayer presented one more from the list.  So, of the ten books, we have featured eight of the ten at our monthly gatherings.

Of the eight we have presented, I share this observation:  there is not a bad book among them.  Each one is useful; helpful; stimulating.  I learned, and I thought, and in some ways, I acted (for the better) after reading these books.

Some of these books are not new.  In fact, the perennial best-selling Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell is a book I presented at the January, 2009 First Friday Book Synopsis.  (It was published in November, 2008).

{We make our synopses available for purchase. Each synopsis comes with the audio recording of the presentation from our event in Dallas, along with a comprehensive, multi-page synopsis handout.  Click here for our newest synopsis additions).

Outliers first became a best seller when FDR was president, I think... (OK; not that long ago!)

Outliers first became a best seller when FDR was president, I think… (OK; not that long ago!)

Of the ten on this month’s list, I have presented synopses of #1, Dare to Lead; #2, Atomic Habits; #4, Range; #5, Outliers; #6, Extreme Ownership; #9, Principles; and #10, Radical Candor. And my former colleague Karl Krayer presented the synopsis of #8, Grit.

Here’s an observation:  there are some months with zero books on this list by women authors.  This month’s list includes three women authors.

Here is the August, 2019 list of best selling business books from the New York TimesClick over to the New York Times site for links to reviews of some of these books.

Range#1 – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
#2 – Atomic Habits by James Clear
#3 – Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
#4 – Range by David Epstein
#5 – Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
#6 – Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
#7 – I Will Teach You to be Rich, Second Edition by Ramit Sethi
#8 – Grit by Angela Duckworth
#9 – Principles by Ray Dalio
#10 – Radical Candor by Kim Scott

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