New York Times – Hardcover Business Best Sellers – October 2008
With the economic meltdown seemingly getting worse by the day, we’re not sure how many of our readers can scrape together enough cash to purchase a Business Best Seller. For those of you with an extra $10 to $30 in your wallet, you may want to consider one of the Top 5 on the NY Times Hardcover Business Best Sellers list for October 2008. To see the complete list (and to see a great choice at Number 7 this month) follow this link.
At seven on the October list (eighth last month) is a terrific read on the most perplexing problem in business today: execution. Specifically, Six Disciplines® Execution Revolution: Solving the One Business Problem That Makes Solving All Other Problems Easier by Gary Harpst deals with businesses’ inability to execute strategy – a decent deal this month at $10.15 on Amazon.com. To learn more about this book, follow this link.
While there are some great reads among the 15 on this month’s list, truly none of them are as valuable for Leadership Development as the ten books featured in the AskTheManager.com’s Top Ten Leadership Books of All Time. To see our list, follow this link. There is one book on this month’s list that came close to cracking our own Top 10. Now, Discover Your Strengths, by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton; number four this month and priced at a bargain $19.80 on Amazon. This book delivers great lessons in both leadership development (for you) and people development (for your team).
HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED, by Thomas L. Friedman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.95.) How a green revolution can renew America, by the New York Times columnist.
THE FIRST BILLION IS THE HARDEST, by T. Boone Pickens. (Crown Business, $26.95.) An account of Pickens’s career and his views about energy policy.
THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferriss. (Crown, $19.95.) Because life isn’t all about work. (†)
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. (†)
BAD MONEY, by Kevin Phillips. (Viking, $25.95.) How the financial sector has hijacked the American economy, aided by Washington’s ruinous faith in the efficiency of markets.