June 2, 2016

Bestsellers: May 2016 Business Book Bestsellers

By: Blyth Meier @ 9:00 AM – Filed under: Publishing Industry, 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 for May! 



1. The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues

By Patrick M Lencioni
Published by Jossey-Bass


2. The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

By Arianna Huffington
Published by Harmony


3. Communication the Cleveland Clinic Way: How to Drive a Relationship-Centered Strategy for Exceptional Patient Experience

By Adrienne Boissy Md, Md Adrienne Boissy, Md Timothy Gilligan
Published by McGraw-Hill Education


4. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

By Angela Duckworth
Published by Scribner Book Company


5. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

By Adam Grant
Published by Viking


6. The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness

By Todd Rose
Published by HarperOne


7. From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives

By Jeffrey E. Garten
Published by Harper


8. The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future

By Steve Case
Published by Simon & Schuster


9. Make It Reality: Create Your Opportunity, Own Your Success

By Cris Abrego
Published by Celebra


10. The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career

By Hillary Kerr, Katherine Power
Published by Abrams Image


11. Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy--And How to Make Them Work for You

By Geoffrey Parker, Marshall W Van Alstyne, Sangeet Paul Choudary
Published by W. W. Norton & Company


12. #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur's Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness

By Gary Vaynerchuk
Published by HarperBusiness


13. Experiential Marketing: Secrets, Strategies, and Success Stories from the World's Greatest Brands

By Daniel Hanover, Kerry Smith
Published by Wiley


14. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

By Phil Knight, Philip H Knight
Published by Scribner Book Company


15. Mobilized: An Insider's Guide to the Business and Future of Connected Technology

By S C Moatti, SC Moatti, Sc Moatti
Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers


16. Good Profit: How Creating Value for Others Built One of the World's Most Successful Companies

By Charles G Koch
Published by Crown Business


17. How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

By John Hope Bryant
Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers


18. Live Your Joy

By Bonnie St John
Published by Faithwords


19. O Great One!: A Little Story about the Awesome Power of Recognition

By David Novak, Christa Bourg
Published by Portfolio


20. The Great Game of Business: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company (Revised, 20th Anniversary)

By Jack Stack, Jack Stack
Published by Crown Business


21. Becoming the Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership

By Harry M Kraemer
Published by Jossey-Bass


22. Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance

By Mario Mousa, Mario Moussa, Madeline Boyer, Derek Newberry
Published by Wiley


23. The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage

By Daymond John, Daniel Paisner
Published by Crown Business


24. Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines

By Thomas Hayes Davenport, Julia Kirby
Published by HarperBusiness


25. The Together Leader: Get Organized for Your Success - And Sanity!

By Maia Heyck Merlin
Published by Jossey-Bass



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.