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Here is the list of Hardcover Business Best Sellers from the New York Times for June, 2011

Here is the list of Hardcover Business Best Sellers from the New York Times for June, 2011.

Except for finance Books, and a few others, we present most of these business best sellers at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas.  (Our next session is on July 8 – the 2nd Friday of July, because of the holiday weekend).  My colleague Karl Krayer will present Onward, # 2 on this list, by Howard Schultz.

There are some new books on the list.  I will present the #1 book, Knowing Your Value by Mika Brzezinski at the September First Friday Book Synopsis.  I have been reading about this book for a few weeks, appreciate her work on Morning Joe, and had already planned to present this in September.

The Corner Office sounds like a terrific book.  I have read many of Adam Bryant’s columns (from which this book grew — thanks to our blogging colleague, Bob Morris, for keeping us up to date on many of these columns).  But it looks like a difficult book to present in synopsis form because of its format, so we may not choose this one.

Here’s the June list:

1

KNOWING YOUR VALUE, by Mika Brzezinski. (Weinstein, $22.95.) Exploring what women can do to get the compensation they have earned. (†)

2

ONWARD, by Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon. (Rodale, $25.99.) Schultz tells of his second stint as the C.E.O. of Starbucks and how he helped return the company to profitability.

3

THE WIZARD OF LIES, by Diana B. Henriques. (Times Books/Holt, $30.) A New York Times financial writer details the story of Bernard Madoff, from his rise on Wall Street to his conviction for creating a $65 billion Ponzi scheme.

4

PRESCRIPTION FOR EXCELLENCE, by Joseph A. Michelli. (McGraw-Hill, $28.) Lessons for the health care field from the U.C.L.A. Health System. (†)

5

GET RICH CLICK!, by Marc Ostrofsky. (Razor, $19.95.) An Internet entrepreneur’s strategies for earning money online. (†)

6

THE THANK YOU ECONOMY, by Gary Vaynerchuk. (Harper Business/HarperCollins, $24.99.) Tips on using social media tools to connect to customers. (†)

7

SWITCH, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. (Broadway Business, $26.) How everyday people can effect transformative change at work and in life. (†)

8

KABOOM!, by Darell Hammond. (Rodale, $24.99.) Hammond describes how he created Kaboom, a nonprofit that provides communities with the resources to build playgrounds. (†)

9

THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER, by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson, $24.99.) Debt reduction and fiscal fitness for families, by the radio talk-show host. (†)

10

THE MONEY CLASS, by Suze Orman. (Spiegel & Grau, $26.) The noted personal financial adviser offers a reconsideration of the American dream. (†)

11

THE CORNER OFFICE, by Adam Bryant. (Times Books/Holt. $25.) How to build and maintain a successful organization from lessons learned from interviews of over seventy CEOs conducted by a New York Times business reporter. (†)

12

THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferriss. (Crown, $22.) Reconstructing your life so that it’s not all about work. (†)

13

NO FEAR OF FAILURE, by Gary Burnison. (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, $27.95.) Conversations with world-class leaders reveal tips on how to handle challenges. (†)

14

STRENGTHS BASED LEADERSHIP, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. (Gallup, $24.95.) Three keys to being a more effective leader. (†)

15

TOUCHPOINTS, by Douglas Conant and Mette Norgaard. (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, $26.95.) Creating leadership connections in the smallest moments. (†)

Onward (Schultz) Debuts at #1 – The May, 2011 New York Times Hardcover Business Best Sellers list

Here is the latest Hardcover Business Best Sellers list from the New York Times.  As I always mention, this is the list that comes out only once a month (contrasted with the Wall Street Journal, a weekly list, and Amazon, a list updated every hour).

As our colleague Bob Morris reminds us (and, as we all know/suspect, anyway), not all good books make it to such lists. And not all books on this list are really worthy of our attention.  In other words, popularity does not necessarily equal actual value.

But, acknowledging that, this once-a-month list means that enough people found these books to be worth the investment that it is at least worth a glance/skim, if not a read.

Some of the books really should be put on some kind of best sellers “hall of fame” list – Outliers and The 4-Hour Work Week have been here a long time.

And for our purposes at the First Friday Book Synopsis, we seldom choose finance books.  And we have other factors that are important to us that lead us to not select certain types of books for our event.

But, on this current list, we have already presented:  #4, The 4-Hour Work Week; #8, Switch; 9, Enchantment; #10, Delivering Happiness; #11, Outliers; & #12, Strengths Based Leadership.

For the next two-three months, we have already selected #1, Onward; #6, Win; and #15, The Thank you Economy.

Here’s the May list.  Onward makes its debut at #1.  You can read the review of this excellent book by Bob Morris here.

1

ONWARD, by Howard Schultz

2

THE MONEY CLASS, by Suze Orman. (Spiegel & Grau, $26.)

3

CHANGE ANYTHING, by Kerry Patterson and Others.

4

THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferriss.

5

THE DRESSMAKER OF KHAIR KHANA, by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon. (Harper/HarperCollins, $24.99.)

6

WIN, by Frank I. Luntz. (Hyperion, $25.99.)

7*

THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER, by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson, $24.99.)

8

SWITCH, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. (Broadway Business, $26.)

9

ENCHANTMENT, by Guy Kawasaki. (Portfolio/Penguin, $26.95.)

10

DELIVERING HAPPINESS, by Tony Hsieh. (Grand Central, $23.99.)

11*

OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.)

12

STRENGTHS BASED LEADERSHIP, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. (Gallup, $24.95.)

13

IDEA MAN, by Paul Allen. (Portfolio/Penguin, $27.95.)

14

MONEY AND POWER, by William D. Cohan. (Doubleday, $30.50.)

15*

THE THANK YOU ECONOMY, by Gary Vaynerchuk.

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You can purchase our synopses of the books we have already presented from this list, and many other titles, with handout + audio, from our companion web site, 15minutebusinessbooks.com.

Here’s the New Hardcover Business Best Sellers List (Nov., 2010) from the New York Times

The once-monthly-updated Hardcover Business Best Sellers list has been published by the New York Times.  (click here).  One noticeable new volume in the top five:  Robert Reich, Aftershock.  Other volumes we have not presented at the First Friday Book Synopsis include The Orange Revolution (scheduled after the first of the year), the new Tony Dungy book, (which I have blogged about here), and the Robert Sutton book, Good Boss, Bad Boss (which Bob Morris has blogged about a few times).

Here’s the list for this month.

1 DELIVERING HAPPINESS, by Tony Hsieh. (Grand Central, $23.99.) Lessons from business (pizza place, worm farm, Zappos) and life. (†)
2 AFTERSHOCK, by Robert B. Reich. (Knopf, $25.) Looking at the future of the United States economy, the Clinton-era labor secretary fears that inevitable national belt-tightening could trigger a political convulsion.
3 SWITCH, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. (Broadway Business, $26.) How everyday people can effect transformative change at work and in life. (†)
4* THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis. (Norton, $27.95.) The people who saw the real estate crash coming and made billions from their foresight.
5 OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent — from the author of “Blink” and “The Tipping Point.”
6 THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferriss. (Crown, $22.) Reconstructing your life so that it’s not all about work. (†)
7 THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER, by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson, $24.99.) Debt reduction and fiscal fitness for families, by the radio talk-show host. (†)
8 STRENGTHS BASED LEADERSHIP, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. (Gallup, $24.95.) Three keys to being a more effective leader. (†)
9* YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW TO BE GREAT, by Alan Fine with Rebecca R. Merrill. (Portfolio Penguin, $25.95.) How to remove the obstacles that get in the way of applying skills you already have. (†)
10 DRIVE, by Daniel H. Pink. (Riverhead, $26.95.) What really motivates people is the quest for autonomy, mastery and purpose, not external rewards.
11* THE ORANGE REVOLUTION, by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. (Free Press, $25.) A guide to building high-performance teams capable of transforming organizations. (†)
12 REWORK, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. (Crown Business, $22.) Counterintuitive rules for small-business success, like “Ignore the details early on” and “Good enough is fine.” (†)
13* GOOD BOSS, BAD BOSS, by Robert I. Sutton. (Business Plus, $23.99.) How great bosses differ from the just so-so, or worse. (†)
14 THE MENTOR LEADERby Tony Dungy. (Tyndale House, $24.99.) The former head coach of the Indianapolis Colts football team offers tips for helping to inspire growth. (†)
15 SUPERFREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $29.99.) A scholar and a journalist apply economic thinking to everything: the sequel.