Interessante Bücher auf den Business-Bestsellerlisten der New York Times und der Business Week im Juli 2009

No. 10, NYT best-seller list – Not only for women: “Womenomics”

In their book “Womenomics” Claire Shipman and Katty Kay reveal a lot of strategies for women who want to have a career and a life at the same time. The two reporters discuss about this current subject which nowadays concerns almost every woman.

BusinessWeek best-seller list No. 9: How to Protect your savings, bosst your income, and grow wealthy even in the worst of times – with The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide by Martin D. Weiss

In this book you find strategies for protecting your money in the worst of times and the author provides clear, step-by-step instructions to all his readers on things like:
How to sell your house if you want to, or keep it if you don’t and how to find a truly safe bank or insurer.
Weiss tells what insurance agents never tell you, policies nobody needs but almost everybody buys plus much more.

No. 2 on the NYT and 5 on the BusinessWeek best-selling list: Jim Collins: How the Mighty Fall

Anyone can fall, and most eventually do. As long as we never get entirely knocked out of the game, hope always remains.
The author presents the well-founded hope that leaders can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course.
The mighty can fall, but they can often rise again.

New and No. 3 on the NYT best-selling list: A book about the rising challenges of manuell work

In “Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work” the author Matthew B. Crawford, a philosopher and mechanic, argues for the satisfactions and challenges of manual work. Shop Class as Soulcraft brings alive an experience that was once quite common, but now seems to be receding from society: making and fixing things.

Why You need a trusted team for really getting successful shows “Who´s got your back” this month on the BusinessWeek best-selling list Nr. 2

Keith Ferrazzi shows us that becoming a winner in any field of endeavor requires a trusted team of advisors who can offer guidance and help to hold us accountable to achieving our goals. It is the reason top executives have boards and presidents have cabinets.
None of us can do it alone. And in Who’s Got Your Back, Keith Ferrazzi shows us how to put our own “dream team” together.

Still on top of the business best-selling lists : Malcom Gladwell´s “Outliers”

In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of the most successful people. He is of the opinion that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where successful people are from: that is their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

No 8 on the BusinessWeek best-selling list: “How” explains, why you should pay more attention on how you do what you do

In our hyperconnected and hypertransparent world, it is no longer what we do that sets us apart from others, but how we do what we do that matters. This is the subject of the book, in wich the author Dov Seidman lays out a game plan intended to teach companies how to outbehave their competitors – and win.

How to be successful – in good times and bad : The No. 15 of the NYT best-selling list

“Peaks and Valleys” by Spencer Johnson is a story of a young man who lives unhappily in a valley until he meets an old man who lives on a peak, and it changes his work and life forever. From the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of “Who moved my cheese?” , a brilliant new parable.

No 3 of the BusinessWeek best-selling listThink big and make big things happen! – With Roxanne Emmerich: Thank God it´s Monday!

This book provides tips on creating a positiv environment for both employees and customers.
Whether you’re on the front line, or you run the place, you’ll discover how to:
– Replace a “Why we can’t” with a “Why we CAN” attitude
– Replace dysfunctional behaviors with a fire in the belly to get massive results
plus much more!

The No. 11 of the BusinessWeek best-selling list is written by two of the top economists in the world: Animal Spirits

This book is a bold and innovative work that tries to demonstrate how psychological factors led to the current mess. The authors Akerlof and Shiller reassert the necessity of an active government role in economic policymaking by recovering the idea of animal spirits. They detail the most pervasive effects of animal spirits in contemporary economic life.

What really seperates World-Class Performers from everybody else shows Geoff Colvin with “Talent is Overrated” on the BusinessWeek best-selling list on rage 14

“What if everything you know about raw talent, hard work, and great performance is wrong?”This is the question the author asks his readers. He answers by showing:
– Why talent matters less than hard work
– What “deliberate practice” is and more

No. 7 of the BusinessWeek best-selling list is interresting and exciting: Street Fighters – The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, the Toughest Firm on Wall Street

Kate Kelly’s book, Street Fighters, is a great source of information and fun to read. It is well-sourced, authoritative, and always interesting.
Street Fighters tells an engaging tale focused upon how a mighty firm was reduced to rubble in three days. The author has a nice sense of the characters and has done extensive research into backgrounds.

William D. Cohan beautifully demonstrates why the seemingly invincible Wall Street money machine came crashing down in “House of Cards” on rage 4 on both NYT and BusinessWeek best-selling lists

A look at Bear Stearns catastrophic unraveling at the seams and their outrageously low sale price to JP Morgan Chase. As Bear Stearns’ stock price plummeted, a scape goat was sought, and what follows is a tale of greed and backstabbing on an epic scale.

On the NYT best-selling list´s No. 13 Tom Rath and Barry Conchie show Strengths-Based Leadership

Based on a 30-year research project, this book identifies three keys to becoming a more effective leader: knowing your strengths, getting the right talents on your team, and meeting the 4 basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.

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