Top 25: What corporate America is reading, August 2009

Published: Thursday, Sep. 10, 2009 - 9:27 am

800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources, compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best-sellers for August 2009, plus descriptions of the Top 10.

1. "Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto" by Adam Werbach; Harvard Business Press

2. "Rich Dad's Prophecy" by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter; Business Plus

3. "Rich Dad's Guide to Investing" by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lecher; Business Plus

4. "Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ" by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Jake Johnson; Business Plus

5. "Be the Hero: Three Powerful Ways to Overcome Challenges in Work and Life" by Noah Blumenthal; Berrett-Koehler

6. "How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything ... in Business (and in Life)" by Dov Seidman; John Wiley & Sons

7. "Sense of Urgency" by John Kotter; Harvard Business Press

8. "Love Leadership: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World" by John Hope Bryant; Jossey-Bass, Inc

9. "Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant" by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter; Warner Books

10. "Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust" by Chris Brogan, Julien Smith; John Wiley & Sons

11. "Here Comes Everybody" by Clay Shirkey; Penguin USA

12. "Ride of a Lifetime: Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way" by Paul Teutul, Mark Yost; John Wiley & Sons

13. "Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way" by Ron Karr; John Wiley & Sons

14. "The Game Changer" by A.G. Lafley, Ram Charan; Crown

15. "Strengths Finder 2.0" by Tom Rath; Gallup Press

16. "What Got You Here Won't Get You There" by Marshall Goldsmith; Hyperion Press

17. "Leaders Make the Future" by Bob Johansen; Berrett-Koehler

18. "High Performance with High Integrity" by Ben W. Heineman; Harvard Business Press

19. "100 Best Business Books of All Time" by Jack Covert, Todd Sattersten; Portfolio

20. "Medici Effect" by Frans Johansen; Harvard Business Press

21. "Who Killed Change?" by Ken Blanchard; William Morrow

22. "The Go Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea" by Bob Burg, John David Mann; Portfolio

23. "How to Become A Rainmaker" by Jeffrey Fox; Hyperion Press

24. "Green Recovery: Get Lean, Get Smart, and Emerge from the Downturn on Top" by Andrew Winston; Harvard Business Press

25. "Success 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know" by John C. Maxwell; Thomas Nelson

DESCRIPTIONS OF THE TOP 10

1. "Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto" by Adam Werbach; Harvard Business Press

The definitive work on business strategy for sustainability by the most authoritative voice in the conversation.

2. "Rich Dad's Prophecy" by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter; Business Plus

Rich Dad's Prophecy answers the question on every working person's mind: "Will I ever be able to retire?"

3. "Rich Dad's Guide to Investing" by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lecher; Business Plus

Rich Dad's Guide to Investing is a guide to understanding the real earning power of money by learning some of the investing secrets of the wealthy.

4. "Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ" by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Jake Johnson; Business Plus

In this latest book in the popular "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" series, Kiyosaki lays out his five key principles of Financial Intelligence for all to understand.

5. "Be the Hero: Three Powerful Ways to Overcome Challenges in Work and Life" by Noah Blumenthal; Berrett-Koehler

Executive coach and corporate speaker and trainer Noah Blumenthal shows workers and managers how abandoning our victim stories and embracing our heroic potential can both increase employee engagement and productivity and accelerate professional success.

6. "How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything ... in Business (and in Life)" by Dov Seidman; John Wiley & Sons

In his book, Seidman presents an insightful business manifesto that guides companies and their leaders to achieve sustainable profit without compromising core values.

7. "Sense of Urgency" by John Kotter; Harvard Business Press

In his international best-seller "Leading Change," Kotter provided an action plan for implementing successful transformations. Now, he shines the spotlight on the crucial first step in his framework: creating a sense of urgency by getting people to actually see and feel the need for change.

8. "Love Leadership: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World" by John Hope Bryant; Jossey-Bass, Inc

Written by the founder of Operation HOPE and an advisor to the past two U.S. presidents, this groundbreaking book makes the case that the best way to get ahead is to figure out what each individual can give to a world seemingly obsessed with the question: What's in it for me?

9. "Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant" by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter; Warner Books

This work will reveal why some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and feel more financially secure than others.

10. "Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust" by Chris Brogan, Julien Smith; John Wiley & Sons

The book shows how people use online social tools to build networks of influence and how you can use those networks to positively impact your business.

(800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of business books and other knowledge resources for businesses and organizations nationwide, is a division of Milwaukee-based Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops. To receive the 800-CEO-READ Top 25 best-seller list each month via e-mail, contact top25@800ceoread.com. For complete descriptions of all books, visit http://www.800ceoread.com.)

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