Jun 9, 2012

Top 10 Business Bestsellers, May 2012


Inc. magazine and 800CEOread blog compiled the list of Top 10 Business Bestsellers - May 2012, and we continue watching what books business leaders are buying for themselves and their people.

Following categories found themselves on the Top ten list in May: small business, marketing, sales growth, inspirational books, leadership, business, economics and finance...

We find again Advantage by Patrick Lencioni (was No. 4 on this list in March, 2012.) and this month it is taking a top place. Another book we have already seen in top ten is Practically radical by William C Taylor. (was No.7 in September, 2011.)


1. Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

(Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business)

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are.


Lencioni's first non-fiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health--complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation's leading organizations.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance


2. Engagement marketing by Gail F. Goodman

(How Small Business Wins in a Socially Connected World)

Author Gail Goodman is CEO of Constant Contact, America's leading email and social media marketing company for small businesses. Her book Engagement marketing is a definitive guide to growing your small business through "Engagement Marketing"

As a small business owner, you've always relied on word-of-mouth referrals to grow your business. Thanks to social media—and its nimble partner, mobile technology—it's now easier than ever to turn customers and clients into engaged fans who spread the word about your business across a variety of online platforms. And that's what Engagement Marketing is all about. Written for anyone who owns or manages a small business or non-profit, this book is filled with practical, hands-on advice based on the author's experience of working with thousands of small businesses for over a decade.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance


3. Zennovation by Tomio Taki, Adam Taki, Mortimer R Feinberg

(An East-West Approach to Business Success )

Combining the principles of Eastern and Western business practices for powerful success

As an entrepreneur, manager, and problem-solver, Tomio Taki has shared advice with businesspeople ranging from managers of mom-and-pops to high-powered executives from across the globe. "The Innovation Instinct" showcases the author's breadth of life experience and illustrates how the principles of Eastern and Western business practices can be meshed together as a powerful source for success. Lessons range from the benefits of asking the simple questions to the importance of establishing oneself and knowing when to go against the grain.


Category: Business, Economics, Finance


4. Likeonomics by Rohit Bhargava

(The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior, and Inspiring Action)

How to become a trusted resource for consumers in a society of constant manipulation

People decide who to trust, what advice to heed, and which individuals to forge personal or transactional relationships with based on a simple metric of believability. Success, in turn, comes from understanding one basic principle: how to be more trusted. "Likeonomics" offers a new vision of a world beyond Facebook where personal relationships, likeability, brutal honesty, extreme simplicity, and basic humanity are behind everything from multi-million dollar mergers to record-breaking product sales. There is a real ROI to likeability, and exactly how big it is will amaze you.


Category: Business, Economics, Finance


5. Vision by Gordon D'Angelo

(Your Pathway to Victory)

"Vision: Your Pathway to Victory" is deeply intelligent, yet simplistically easy guide that exhibits how to obtain specific results. Using a unique process known as Strategic Visionary Planning, readers will become the author of their destiny. The content is inspirational, and reads like a recipe that arranges the reader's hopes and dreams into an abnormally gratifying reality.


Category: Business, Economics, Finance


6. The Face To Face Book by Ed Keller, Brad Fay

(Why Real Relationships Rule in a Digital Marketplace)

The world's preeminent word-of-mouth marketing experts demonstrate how in-person social networking, not online marketing, is the secret to soaring revenues.


Category: Business, Economics, Finance


7. New Power Base Selling by Jim Holden, Ryan Kubacki

(Master the Politics, Create Unexpected Value and Higher Margins, and Outsmart the Competition)

An updated and revised version of the business classic "Power Base Selling"

"Power Base Selling," originally published in 1990, left readers with an understanding of and language for gaining political advantage within accounts. Now famous among sellers, the concept of aligning with powerful customer individuals or "Foxes" is taken to a new level. "The New Power Base Selling" offers an updated and more in-depth edition of the original classic with an empirically based breakthrough to significantly increasing sales performance. It explains how competitive selling is as much a matter of politics, customer value, and strategy as it is a management science.


Category: Business, Economics, Finance


8. Social Business by Design by Dion Hinchcliffe, Peter Kim, Jeff Dachis

(Transformative Social Media Strategies for the Connected Company)

From the Dachis Group--the global leader in social business--comes the groundbreaking book on transformative social business strategies."Social Business By Design" is the definitive management book on how to rethink the modern organization in the social media era.

Features examples from high-profile companies such as SAP, Procter & Gamble, MillerCoors, Bloomberg, HBO, Ford, and IBM who have implemented social business strategies.


Category: Business, Economics, Finance


9. The Seed by Jon Gordon

(Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work)

From the Publisher: A business fable to help you discover your purpose in work and life

New from Jon Gordon, the international and Wall Street Journalbestselling author of The Energy Bus, The Seed takes you on a quest for the meaning and passion behind work. Josh, an up-and-comer at a leading technology company, is disenchanted with his job. Challenged by his boss to take two weeks to decide if he really wants to work there, Josh takes off for the country, where he meets a wise farmer who gives him a seed and a promise: find the right place to plant the seed, and his purpose will be revealed

Category: Business, Economics, Finance


10. Practically radical by William C Taylor

(Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself)

'Average is no longer an option for those that want to be successful. Bill Taylor lives that idea every day and on every page.' (Seth Godin, bestselling author of Linchpin )

'Practically Radical inspires leaders to aim higher' to produce lasting change by advancing deeply held values. The ideas are fresh, the advice is stuff you can actually use, and the results will be tangible. Read this book 'then roll up your sleeves and get to work!' (Arianna Huffington )

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

For more details about each book, editorial, or reader's reviews click on individual book image.

For comprehensive list of 25 books - check out 800CEOread blog.

Have you read, liked or applied anything from this list (books), or previous ones. What can you recommend?

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