The 5 New Business Books You Must Read This Year
Whether you’re eager to beef up your network or looking to make a lifestyle change, 2014 will be chock full of books to help you accomplish your goal. Here's a look at what’s in store:
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
Hits stores: January 7
The pitch: The popular TED speaker explains why great leaders aren’t born and how they evolve.
Selling point: Known for drawing parallels between life in the army and the C-suite, Sinek provides insights on how to make sacrifices for the benefit of the team.
Quick and Nimble by Adam Bryant
Hits stores: January 7
The pitch: Hundreds of CEOs detail how they built a corporate culture that supports innovation.
Selling point: The New York Times Corner Office columnist knows how to draw practical tips from his subjects, so the book promises to make readers more agile.
Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently by Caroline Arnold
Hits stores: January 16
The pitch: Self-help for people who want to save more, eat less, and get organized, but struggle with all three.
Selling point: Using examples from Wall Street, Arnold explains how willpower and the latest "habit science" can make even the most unrealistic achievements feel possible.
Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
Hits Stores: March 25
The pitch: The queen of clicks steers readers away from greedy pursuits and toward a moral path of fulfillment, health, and well-being.
Selling point: In a commencement address last year, The Huffington Post co-founder likened the quest for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. There needs to be a third metric, a new way of defining success, she said. That image stuck with people and may become this year’s motto for better work-life balance.
Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Hits stores: May 13
The pitch: Who wouldn’t want to know how the minds behind Freakonomics and Super Freakonomics come up with those ideas?
Selling point: Billed as a "must-have handbook for decision-making," Levitt and Dubner promise to serve up a bevy of unusual insights that help readers make sense of their world.
JILL KRASNY | Staff Writer
Jill Krasny is a staff writer for Inc. magazine, where she covers the intersection of entertainment and startups. Prior to Inc., she was a writer for MTV and Esquire and an editor at TheStreet. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in communication. She lives in New York City.