SPECIAL FROM MIAMI HERALD: Check out the top 25 books corporate America’s reading

November, 2011

ImagesLean Startup’ leads the list of books that have been big recently in the world of business.


What has the business community been reading lately? 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 September, plus descriptions of the top 10.

1. Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries; Crown, 336 pages ($26).

2. What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential by Robert Steven Kaplan; Harvard Business Press, 288 pages ($26.95).

3. From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer; Jossey-Bass, 224 pages ($27.95).

4. Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath; Gallup Press, 175 pages ($22.95).

5. Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner; William Morrow, 288 pages ($29.99).

6. The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk; HarperBusiness, 256 pages ($24.99).

7. Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself by William C. Taylor; William Morrow, 320 pages ($27.99).

8. Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink; Riverhead Books, 256 pages ($26.95).

9. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh; Business Plus, 253 pages ($23.99).

10. Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators by Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen and Clayton M. Christensen; Harvard Business Press, 304 pages ($29.95).

11. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successfu l by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter; Hyperion Books, 236 pages ($24.99).

12. Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki; Portfolio, 211 pages ($26.95).

13. It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by D. Michael Abrashoff; Warner Books, 212 pages ($24.95).

14. Innovator’s Manifesto: Deliberate Disruption for Transformational Growth by Michael E. Raynor; Crown, 256 pages ($23).

15. The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann; Portfolio, 144 pages ($21.95).

16. How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership by Marilyn Carlson Nelson; McGraw-Hill, 144 pages ($19.95).

17. It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For: Why Every Extraordinary Business Is Driven by Purpose by Roy M. Spence; Portfolio, 336 pages ($25.95).

18. Brains on Fire: Igniting Powerful, Sustainable, Word of Mouth Movements by Robbin Phillips, Greg Cordell, Geno Church and Spike Jones; John Wiley & Sons, 184 pages ($24.95).

19. The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael Watkins; Harvard Business Press, 208 pages ($29.95).

20. Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Elizabeth Wiseman and Greg McKeown; HarperBusiness, 288 pages ($25.99).

21. Clutch: Why Some People Excel Under Pressure and Others Don’t by Paul Sullivan; Portfolio, 256 pages ($25.95).

22. I Love You More Than My Dog: Five Decisions That Drive Extreme Customer Loyalty in Good Times and Bad by Jeanne Bliss; Portfolio, 224 pages ($22.95).

23. Love Leadership by John Hope Bryant and Bill George; Jossey-Bass, 203 pages ($27.95).

24. Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne; Harvard Business Press, 256 pages ($29.95).

25. How to Market to People Not Like You: ‘Know It or Blow It’ Rules for Reaching Diverse Customers by Kelly McDonald; John Wiley & Sons, 218 pages ($24.95).

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