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Here is the January, 2012 New York Times Hardcover Business Books Best Sellers List (Steve Jobs at #1)

Steve Jobs is at the top of the list

Here is the January, 2012 New York Times Hardcover Business Books Best Sellers list.  I just presented my synopsis of Isaacson’s Steve Jobs (#1) at the January First Friday Book Synopsis; and Great by Choice (#5), and Switch (#11) at earlier gatherings of the First Friday Book Synopsis.  My colleague Karl Krayer has presented Strengths-Based Leadership (# 13) and Delivering Happiness (#15) at our event.  And I have presented Boomerang (#3) and That Used to Be Us (#7) for a client at the client’s gatherings.

Maybe we need to take a good look at #2, Thinking Fast and Slow, #4, Back to Work (by Bill Clinton), and #14, Lean Startup, for future selections.  These books have been on our radar.

Some of the others sound like interesting books, but don’t quite fit into the “type” of book we select to present.  (Although, companies do ask us up to prepare and present synopses of books that they feel would be valuable for their purposes).

You can purchase many of our synopses of past presentations, with audio + handout, from our companion web site, 15minutebusinessbooks.com.  (My synopsis of Steve Jobs will be available soon for purchase).

Here’s the January, 2012 list:

1

STEVE JOBS, by Walter Isaacson.

2

THINKING, FAST AND SLOW, by Daniel Kahneman.

3

BOOMERANG, by Michael Lewis.

4

BACK TO WORK, by Bill Clinton.

5

GREAT BY CHOICE, by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen.

6

TIME TO GET TOUGH, by Donald J. Trump.

7

THAT USED TO BE US, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum.

8

CIVILIZATION, by Niall Ferguson.

9

ENTRELEADERSHIP, by Dave Ramsey.

10

CURRENCY WARS, by James Rickards.

11

SWITCH, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.

12

TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER, by Dave Ramsey.

13

STRENGTHS-BASED LEADERSHIP, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie.

14

LEAN STARTUP, by Eric Ries.

15

DELIVERING HAPPINESS, by Tony Hsieh.