May 4, 2015

Bestsellers: April 2015 Business Book Bestsellers

By: Blyth Meier @ 3:59 PM – Filed under: The Company


Each month we compile a list of our top selling books. These books are featured on our site, within our Keen Thinker Newsletter, and syndicated through various publications. We hope the popularity of these titles offers guidance for those seeking an interesting and helpful new book.  We report our business book bestsellers to The New York Times and Nielsen BookScan. Congratulations to these bestselling authors!

  1. The Real-Life MBA: Your No-Bs Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career By Jack Welch, Suzy Welch, HarperCollins
  2. Widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees as If They're Real People By Rodd Wagner, McGraw-Hill
  3. The Road to Character By David Brooks, Random House
  4. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life By Brian Grazer, Charles Fishman, Simon & Schuster
  5. Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence By Erica Dhawan, Saj Nicole Joni, Palgrave Macmillan
  6. The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea By Bob Burg, John David Mann, Portfolio
  7. Becoming the Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership By Harry M Kraemer, Jossey-Bass
  8. Roadmap: The Get-It-Together Guide for Figuring Out What to Do with Your Life By Roadtrip Nation, Chronicle Books
  9. Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success By Adam M Grant, Penguin
  10. Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It By Dorie Clark, Portfolio
  11. It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy (Revised, Updated) By D Michael Abrashoff, Business Plus 
  12. Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch---Naturally By Miko Branch, HarperCollins
  13. The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success By Rich Karlgaard, Jossey-Bass
  14. The Career Playbook: Essential Advice for Today's Aspiring Young Professional By James M Citrin, Crown
  15. Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity Without Getting Complicated By Yves Morieux, Peter Tollman, Harvard Business Press
  16. Crafting the Customer Experience for People Not Like You: How to Delight and Engage the Customers Your Competitors Don't Understand By Kelly Mc Donald, Wiley
  17. How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class By John Hope Bryant, Berrett-Koehler
  18. The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything By Guy Kawasaki, Portfolio
  19. Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World By Peter H Diamandis, Steven Kotler, Simon & Schuster
  20. The Her Campus Guide to College Life: How to Manage Relationships, Stay Safe and Healthy, Handle Stress, and Have the Best Years of Your Life By Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Windsor Hanger Western, Annie Chandler Wang, Adams Media
  21. Thinking in New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity By Luc De Brabandere, Alan Iny, Random House
  22. Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work By Michael Lee Stallard, ASTD
  23. Getting There: A Book of Mentors By Gillian Zoe Segal, Abrams Image
  24. Design to Grow: How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale and Agility (and How You Can Too) By David Butler, Linda Tischler, Simon & Schuster 
  25. Power Forward: My Presidential Education By Reggie Love, Simon & Schuster


About Blyth Meier

Blyth Meier joined us to lead our marketing department in 2015 after doing that work for the Milwaukee Film Festival for the previous five years. While she made good use her filmmaking degree at that job, here she returns to her first love—books. As an undergraduate English major at the University of North Dakota, Blyth’s favorite time of year was the annual Writers Conference, which brought many of her soon-to-be favorite authors to the remote Northern Prairie: Peter Matthiessen, August Wilson, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Natasha Trethewey, and Terry Tempest Williams. Blyth lives in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, where she gardens, cooks, takes photographs, makes films, and participates in a yearly 24-hour bike race. At 800-CEO-READ, she runs our social media accounts, writes for In the Books, and is the keeper of all our marketing spreadsheets.