Top corporate reads: Bestselling business books revealed

by Cameron Edmond25 Jul 2013

The top-selling business and management books from Dymocks over the past five years have been revealed, with Spencer Johnson’s Who Moved My Cheese? reigning supreme over all business titles, and the more recent Lean In from Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, being named the best seller of the last six months.

Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was found to be the best selling management book of both the last six months and the last five years.

Sophie Higgins, national buying manager of Dymocks, said the results revealed the current trends in Australian business. The long-term bestsellers such as Who Moved My Cheese and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People indicate that Australians play it safe when it comes to career advice.

Additionally, Lean In – which deals with the struggles of rising through the ranks as a woman – demonstrates the tendency of Australians to keep up with current movements in business.

“It is interesting to see two Small Business for Dummies titles in the top 10 management bestsellers list over the last six months. The recent popularity of these books, which provide guidance on every aspect of starting and growing a business, suggests that Australia has a lot of budding entrepreneurs hungry to learn,” Higgins added.

Currently, Dymocks has 72 locally-owned and operated stores across Australia, making it the nation’s largest bookseller.

 

Dymocks’ Bestsellers lists are:

 

Business:

Last 6 Months:

  1. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  3. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  4. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
  5. Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  6. The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Feriss
  7. Ipad for Dummies (5th Edition) by Edward C. Baig
  8. Windows 8 for Dummies by Andy Rathbone
  9. From 0 To 130 Properties In 3.5 Years by Steve McKnight
  10. Top Stocks 2013 by Martin Roth

Last 5 Years:

  1. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
  2. Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  3. From 0 To 130 Properties In 3.5 Years by Steve McKnight
  4. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwel
  5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  6. The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Feriss
  7. The One Minute Manager, by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
  8. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 15A by Stephen R. Covey
  9. Superfreakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  10. Good to Great by Jim Collins

 

Management:

Last Six Months:

  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  2. Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  3. The One Minute Manager, by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
  4. Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  5. Good to Great by Jim Collins
  6. Tao of Coaching by Max Landsberg
  7. How to Write and Talk Selection Criteria by Dr Ann Villiers
  8. Small Business for Dummies 4th Edition by Veechi Curtis
  9. Trusted Advisor by David Maister
  10. Getting Started in Small Business for Dummies by Veechi Curtis

Last Five Years:

  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  2. The One Minute Manager, by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
  3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 15A by Stephen R. Covey
  4. Good to Great by Jim Collins
  5. Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  6. Our Iceberg is Melting by John P. Kotter
  7. Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton
  8. Trusted Advisor by David Maister
  9. Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  10. Fish! by Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen and Mallory Kasdan
     

Lean In and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People also top Amazon’s best seller lists in the categories of “Business Management & Leadership” and “Business Life” respectively.

 

Do you think these books measure up? What are some of your favourite books on management, business and HR?

 

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