Top 20 Most Popular Books 2015

What are the top 20 most popular business books of 2015? Well out of the millions of business books sold on Amazon in 2015, the following emerged as the most popular. The Top 20 Most Popular Business Books of 2015 was recently announced by amazon in December. I have provided a small snippet with a link if you decide to purchase or find out more.

The Top 20 Most Popular Business Books of 2015:


1. “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic

In her Ted Talk, Elizabeth Gilbert commentedthat her best work was behind her, however, the author of the best-selling book Eat, Pray, Love is back with another bestseller. Big Magic will encourage you to live without fear, Identify your ideas and inspirations.

Gilbert walks us through her ‘create process’ about how to deal with difficulties and roadblocks, and adopt the right habits that can lead to success.

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2. “Rising Strong” by Brené Brown

Rising Strong

How do you deal with failure, mistakes and setbacks?

Author, Scientist and storyteller Brene Brown takes us into the very heart of her own pain and shows us how to rise not just again but even stronger.

Rising Strong leverages on her previous best sellers ‘Gift of Imperfection’ and ‘Daring Greatly’.

Pick up this book if you want to learn how to rise above your mistakes and use them as inspiration for improvement.

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3. “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future” by Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk

Elon Musk could be compared to a real life Tony Stark!This fascinating entrepreneur has achieved extraordinary accomplishments in his lifetime. The Author, Ashlee Vance, has done some extensive research and has compiled detailed insight into the life, thinking and ambitions of Elon Musk.

If you are looking for how to dream big and make it happen, how to get the most out of people that work for you and yet still learn how and what Elon Musk struggles with plus lots more, then make it a must read!

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4. “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction” by
Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner


Imagine you could predict the future… how would that benefit you? Wharton Professor, Philp Tetlock and Dan Gardner have been researching this topic and have some interesting insights. Most of us are terrible at forecasting, even the so called experts. However, they found that some people do have real foresight.

Superforecasting offers a masterclass on prediction, drawing on decades of research. It will provide you with a demonstrably effective way to improve your ability to predict the future – whether in business, finance, politics, international affairs, or daily life.

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5. “Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few”
Robert B. Reich
Saving Capitalism
In this book, Author, Robert B. Reich, is speaking on the current situation in America where the middle class is shrinking day by day.

Reich wants to help reframe the way Americans understand and talk about the economy. He says bluntly “there is no such thing as the “free market” or a natural governing economic principle that “the market knows best.”

Reich who is an ex-Secretary of Labour and political economy scholar outs “the new monopolists,” debunks their “free-market” ideology and rhetoric and offers a pragmatic reform-filled path forward.

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6. “Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics” by Richard H. Thaler


If you’ve come back after shopping and looked at your purchase and asked ‘Why did I buy this?’ then this book is for you.

Richard H. Thaler (author of Nudge) educates us about how behavioural economics can teach us how to make responsible financial decisions.  Find out why behavioural economics was developed and how it explains the irrational economic decisions we make every day.

This book will give you great advice and savvy techniques for overcoming these illogical biases in your own life so you can make better, shrewder and smarter financial decisions.

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7. Team of Teamsby General Stanley McChrystal and Tantum Collins

Team of Team

The retired four-star general and bestselling author of ‘My Share of the Task’ shares a powerful new leadership model.
Former General Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq, he found that despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the U.S. military, Al Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells.

Team of Teams is an examination of the process he began of restructuring the Joint Special Operations Command management style, from a rigid command structure to a cooperative team comprised of smaller specialized teams.

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8. Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

Work Rules

Tech giant, Google, is a company known for having one of the most innovative and productive work atmospheres in the world. Many have tried to replicate its success and failed, but now, Google’s unique methods and strategies have been revealed! In Work Rules, you’ll get a guided tour of what sets Google apart from other companies and why its employees love working there, all from the man who knows it better than anyone: Senior Vice President of People Operations, Laszlo Bock!

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9. The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?

The Prize

Expert journalist Dale Russakoff delivers a story of high ideals and hubris, good intentions and greed, celebrity and street smarts – as reformers face off against entrenched unions, sceptical parents, and bewildered students.

The Prize is an absorbing portrait of a titanic struggle, indispensable for anyone who cares about the future of public education and the nation’s children.

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10. Triggers: Creating Behaviour That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be


Drawing on his unparalleled experience as an international executive educator and coach, Marshall Goldsmith invites us to understand how our own beliefs and the environments in which we operate can trigger negative behaviours, or a resistance to the need to change. But he also offers up some simple, practical advice to help us navigate the negative and make the most of the triggers that will help us to sustain positive change.

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11. Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

Rise of the Robots

In Rise of the Robots, technology expert Martin Ford systematically outlines the achievements of artificial intelligence and uses a wealth of economic data to illustrate the terrifying societal implications. From health and education to finance and technology, his warning is stark – all jobs that are on some level of routine are likely to eventually be automated, resulting in the death of traditional careers and a hollowed-out middle class. The robots are coming and we have to decide now whether the future will bring prosperity or catastrophe.

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12. Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family

Unfinished Business

She had her dream job and a position of power, but she couldn’t make it work as a mother. So Anne-Marie Slaughter resigned from her position in the Obama White House and wrote about her struggle. The response from women was overwhelming. It was clear that a fundamental change needed to be made to ensure genuine equality between working men and women.

Slaughter has surveyed thousands of women and men, employees and employers, from around the world, in this effort. She delivers a charter of workplace principles that will give women full opportunity to pursue their careers and their roles as mothers, identifying best practices that should be effected everywhere. And she shows why we must change the ways in which women and men work for the good of women and society.

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13. Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It

Future Crimes

Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative adopters of technology and modern times have led to modern crimes.

In Future Crimes, Marc Goodman rips open his database of hundreds of real cases to give us front-row access to these impending perils. Reading like a sci-fi thriller, but based in startling facts, Goodman raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives. Future Crimes is a call to action for better security measures worldwide, but most importantly, will empower readers to protect themselves against these looming technological threats – before it’s too late.

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14. Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck

Do Over

Jon Acuff offers a guide to making bigcareer changes—by choice or necessity—and escaping the horrible feeling of beingtrapped in the wrong job.Acuff finds it amazing that people spend more thaneighteen years studying and preparing for college but little or no time honingtheir careers between graduation and retirement. He offers an empowering toolhe calls the Career Savings Account, which will change the way you think about yourskills, relationships, character, and work ethic.

Everyone can benefit from Do Over, from new graduates to fifty-somethings and beyond.

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15. Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

Data and Goliath

Your data is stored, studied, and bought and sold by corporations and governments for surveillance and for control.

In DATA AND GOLIATH, Bruce Schneier reveals the full extent of surveillance, censorship, and propaganda in society today, examining the risks of cybercrime, cyber terrorism, and cyberwar.

Bruce offers another path, one that values both security and privacy. He shows us exactly what we can do to reform our government surveillance programs and shake up surveillance-based business models, while also providing tips for you to protect your privacy every day.

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16. Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Becoming Steve Jobs

Drawing on incredible and sometimes exclusive access, Schlender and Tetzeli tell a different story of a real human being who wrestled with his failings and learned to maximize his strengths over time. Their rich, compelling narrative is filled with stories never told before from the people who knew Jobs best, and who decided to open up to the authors.

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17. Do the KIND Thing by Daniel Lubetzky

Do the Kind Thing

While other companies let circumstances force them into choosing between two seemingly incompatible options, people at KIND say “AND.” At its core, this idea is about challenging assumptions and false compromises.

Engaging and inspirational, Do the KIND Thingshows how the power of ‘AND’ worked wonders for one company—and could empower the next generation of social entrepreneurs to improve their bottom line and change the world.

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18. Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out

Mindful Work

Gelles’ revelatory book picks up where bestsellers like ‘Thrive’ and ‘10% Happier’ leave off, by detailing how mindfulness works in and for the companies that adopt it, revealing the profound impact mindfulness can have on the world of work. Mindful Work goes beyond other books on the subject by providing evidence for the practical benefits of mindfulness and showing readers how to become more mindful themselves.

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19. Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation

Empire of Deception

Empire of Deception by Dean Jobb is the stranger-than-fiction saga of con man Leo Koretz, the Bernie Madoff of the 1920s and a fraud artist extraordinaire the New York Times dubbed “the most resourceful confidence man in the United States.”  It is detailed account of a man and an era; looking at the methods of swindlers throughout history. Interested to know how swindlers operate? Well it made the list so some people are!

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20. Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo! by Nicholas Carlson

Marissa Mayer

MARISSA MAYER AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE YAHOO! is the inside story of how Yahoo got into such awful shape in the first place, Marissa Mayer’s controversial rise at Google, and her desperate fight to save an Internet icon.

This book captures Mayer’s rise and Yahoo’s missteps as a dramatic illustration of what it takes to grab the brass ring in Silicon Valley. And it reveals whether it is possible for a big lumbering tech company to stay relevant in today’s rapidly changing business landscape.

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