Here are the Top 5 on the NY Times Business Hardcover list for July 2008. To see the complete list (and to see a great choice that’s been at #15 for two months in a row) follow this link.
At number 15 again this month is the great read from Marshall Goldsmith called What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – How Successful People Become Even More Successful! TheManager highly recommends it. This book will show you twenty workplace habits that you need to break in order to reach the highest rungs on the ladder. It’s an especially great read for anyone who is already successful and thinks they have all the answers. (Sound like anyone you know?) What Got You Here also ranks #6 on AskTheManager.com’s list of the Top Ten Leadership Books of All Time. To see the complete list, follow this link.
A real surprise on this month’s list is one of the five best business books ever written, Freakonomics. Although not a leadership development or management training book, Freakonomics is both a fun read and an eye-opener into real world economics. More social commentary than leadership, Freakonomics is the now being made into what will surely be a must-see documentary by independent producer, Chad Troutwine. To read more about the film, follow this link.
THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferris. (Crown, $19.95.) Because life isn’t all about work. (†)
WHEN MARKETS COLLIDE, by Mohamed El-Erian. (McGraw-Hill, $27.95.) Investing advice for a time of global economic change.
FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. (Morrow, $27.95.) A scholar uses economics to explore the incentives that drive such disparate groups, including crack gangs, sumo wrestlers, school teachers, campaign fund-raisers and real estate agents.
THE DRUNKARD’S WALK, by Leonard Mlodinow. (Pantheon, $24.95.) How we misunderstand the significance of chance in our daily lives.
NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS, by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. (Free Press, $30.) How to identify and develop your talents and those of your employees. (†)