December 31, 2014

News & Opinion: 800-CEO-READ's 2014 Bestsellers

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 10:00 AM – Filed under: Publishing Industry, The Company

We had another record year here at 800-CEO-READ in 2014, and we know that our success depends largely on the authors, publishers, publicists, designers, and all the others that worked on the books we sold this year—and, of course, those that bought them. To help recognize that work and promote the books, authors, and ideas further, we compile a bestseller list each month, and we’ve now compiled and collated the numbers from each month of 2014, giving weight to both total sales numbers and how long each book stayed on the list (and at what number). These are the books we shipped with the greatest frequency and in the greatest number to help spread ideas, solve problems, promote change, and inspire leadership in 2014. And we are now ready and happy to announce 800-CEO-READ's

bestsellers of 2014.

  1. From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr., Jossey Bass
  2. What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful (Revised) by Marshall Goldsmith, Hyperion Books
  3. Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant, Viking Books
  4. Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations Are Changing the Rules of Business by Malcom Frank, Paul Roehrig, Ben Pring, John Wiley & Sons
  5. Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity Without Getting Complicated by Yves Morieux & Peter Tollman, Harvard Business School Press
  6. Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner, William Morrow & Company
  7. Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully by James J Cramer, Blue Rider Press
  8. The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz, HarperBusiness
  9. The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change by Adam Braun, Scribner
  10. On Target Living: Your Guide to a Life of Balance, Energy, and Vitality by Chris Johnson, John Wiley & Sons
  11. The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg & John David Mann, Portfolio
  12. Discovering Your Soul Signature: A 33-Day Path to Purpose, Passion & Joy by Panache Desai, Spiegel & Grau
  13. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington, Harmony
  14. Joy, Inc: How We Built a Workplace People Love by Richard Sheridan, Portfolio
  15. People Tools for Business: Strategy for Building Success, Creating Wealth, and Finding Happiness by Alan C. Fox, Select Books
  16. How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class by John Hope Bryant, Berrett-Koehler
  17. The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! by Maia Heyck Merlin, Jossey-Bass
  18. Peoplework: How to Run a People-first Business in a Digital-first World by Austin Allison & Chris Smith, Self Published
  19. For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us about Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice by Howard Schultz & Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Knopf
  20. The Lenovo Way: Managing a Diverse Global Company for Optimal Performance by Gina Qiao & Yolanda Conyers, McGraw-Hill
  21. The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman, HarperBusiness
  22. Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less by Robert I. Sutton & Huggy Rao, Crown Business
  23. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown, Crown Business
  24. Exponential Organizations: Why New Organizations Are Ten Times Better, Faster, and Cheaper Than Yours (and What to Do about It) by Salim Ismail with Michael S. Malone & Yuri Van Geest, Diversion Books
  25. How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson, Riverhead Books

As I mentioned above, we compile a list of our top 25 bestsellers each and every month. You can follow The 800-CEO-READ Business Book Bestseller List on our website.


About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books, and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.