Jan 4, 2013

Top 10 Business Bestsellers, December 2012.

Improving my discipline, I am posting three times this week! December business bestsellers report follows.  

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

Following categories are found on the Top 10 list in December: business, economics, finance, sales, leadership and self-help.

Book No.4 on this list ( $ 10 Trillion Prize) was  No. 1 in November and other books we now see are mostly what we have seen on the different lists in 2012. (Energy Bus, Great by Choice, etc.)
Goldsmith. The book taking the top spot
Top spot on this list belongs to book about productivity (anyone surprised?) that might offer an idea or two on how to get focused on real work after holiday season. It also provides tips on how to write, make and read presentations ''quicker and more effectively.''

1. Extreme Productivity
Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

A road-tested formula for improving your performance, from one of the business world's most successful--and productive--executives. In" Extreme Productivity," Pozen reveals the secrets to workplace productivity and high performance. 

Robert C. Pozen taught a full course load at Harvard Business School while serving as the full-time chairman of a global financial-services firm. He's written six books and hundreds of articles, raised a family with his wife of more than four decades, and served on many boards of local charities and public companies. Pozen is a prince of productivity, a man who has worked smarter and faster than almost everyone around him for more than forty years.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

2. Selling with Noble Purpose
How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud

Turn an effective sales force into one that is truly outstanding
Drawing on two decades of consulting with leading sales organizations, sales leadership expert Lisa Earle McLeod reveals how a Noble Sales Purpose (NSP) can drive a team to outstanding sales numbers.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

3. Story of Purpose
The Path to Creating a Brighter Brand, a Greater Company, and a Lasting Legacy

A proven methodology for building a purpose-powered organization
Some ideas are bigger than others, and the Master Idea--your company's purpose--is the biggest. Whether addressing communication between leadership and associates, suppliers to manufacturers, sales force to customers, or brand to consumers, "The Story of Purpose" details a proven methodology for businesses, small to large, how to build a purpose-inspired organization to positively impact employees, customers, and the bottom line.  

Category: Consumer Finance

4. $10 Trillion Prize
Captivating the Newly Affluent in China and India

In The $10 Trillion Prize, bestselling author Michael J. Silverstein and his The Boston Consulting Group colleagues in China and India provide the first comprehensive profile of the emerging middle class, primed to transform the global marketplace. Already the world's biggest buyers of cars, mobile phones, appliances, and more, these consumers are eager for more products and services. In fact, it's estimated that by 2020, consumers in China and India will generate about $10 trillion of total annual revenue for companies selling to them.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

5. Start at the End
How Companies Can Grow Bigger and Faster by Reversing Their Business Plan

Re-focus your business plan and achieve the success your business deserves
Business owners, and their teams, often lose their way in the midst of the day-to-day stress of generating sales and profits. Whether your goal is selling millions of your product, expanding operations to a new location, or generating more profits, "Start at the End" offers a unique approach and action steps for business owners and entrepreneurs to redevelop your business plan and achieve ultimate success. 

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

6. Disciplines of Execution
Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

Respected thought leader Covey from the FranklinCovey organization lays out an unprecedented plan for goal-realization with a simple, proven formula for achieving goals.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

7. Energy Bus
10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy
By Jon Gordon 

Negative attitudes in the workplace cost businesses billions of dollars every year, but solutions are hard to come by. "The Energy Bus" is a business fable designed to shows readers how to find their inner motivation and pass that inspiring energy on to others.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

8. Great by Choice
Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

9. Positive Dog
A Story about the Power of Positivity
By Jon Gordon 

An inspirational fable about a negative dog that guides readers to use positivity to reach goals in this delightfully illustrated business story.

Category: Self-Help

10. Start with Why
How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

"A powerful and penetrating exploration of what separates great companies and great leaders from the rest."--Polly LaBarre, co-author of "Mavericks at Work."

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

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?

This year we can read even more with Kindle e-reader, starting at $ 69 - over 800,000 titles are $9.99 or less plus number of free Kindle books.

Find whatever can help you get the idea and turn it into results you are hoping/working for. You may read whatever everyone else does, but you will see it with your eyes, unique talent, creativity, energy and values, so we can all benefit from your unique idea and action. Best of luck!

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