Amazon’s books editors have announced their “2011 Best Books of the Year So Far” list. I don’t recall them putting out a mid-year list in the past, but it’s a great idea and they’ve picked some very worthy titles.
Their top ten in the Business & Investing category are:
- Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz, Rodale Press
- Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki, Portfolio
- Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by David Logan, John King & Halee Fischer-Wright, Harper Paperbacks (the paperback release of the authors’ 2008 book)
- In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy, Simon & Schuster
- Poke the Box by Seth Godin, The Domino Project – Powered by Amazon
- Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity by Josh Linkner, Jossey-Bass
- We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World by Simon Mainwaring, Palgrave MacMillan
- The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk, HarperBusiness
- Beyond Wealth: The Road Map to a Rich Life by Alexander Green, John Wiley & Sons
- Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle and How It Changes Everything by John Mauldin, John Wiley & Sons
On that list, Disciplined Dreaming author Josh Linkner contributed a manifesto to the February issue of ChangeThis, and we have a manifesto from Simon Mainwaring coming on July 6. A few of these books were also Jack Covert Selects when they were released, including Onward, Enchantment, and The Thank You Economy.
There are also books in the general nonfiction category that business readers might find of interest, including:
- Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer, Penguin Press
- The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick, Pantheon Books
- Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN by James Andrew Miller, Little Brown and Company
- The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson, Riverhead Books
- Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World by Doug Saunders, Pantheon Books
For the editors’ complete list of mid-year favorites, check out Amazon’s Top Books of 2011 (so far).