15 Best Business Books of 2015

15 Best Business Books of 2015

By Elizabeth Lee , Dec 9th 2015

best business books of 2015

These best sellers will help you, your team, and your company succeed.

As 2015 comes to an end, we're stepping back to highlight some of our most popular and best-selling titles in business, education, health, and religion. (To see all the blog posts in our “Best Of 2015” series, click here.)

In the world of business books, we've seen incredibly inspirational stories on social change, powerful titles on what it takes to be a leader, and the triumph of timeless classics fly off our shelves this year. Here's a look at 15 of our top business best sellers — a few may surprise you!

BookPal's 15 Best Business Books of 2015:

1. Saving Capitalism by Robert B. Reich
saving capitalism

This myth-shattering book explains how the economic system that helped make America so strong is now failing and offers some steps we can take to fix it.


2. Let There Be Water by Seth M. Siegel
let there be water

Let There Be Water is an inspiring account of vision and sacrifice that illustrates how Israel — a country that transformed itself from a parched land into a water superpower — can serve as a model for every country, every town, and every reader.


3. No Ordinary Disruption by Richard Dobbs, James Manyika, and Jonathan Woetzel
No Ordinary Disruption

With in-depth analysis, lively writing, and memorable insights, No Ordinary Disruption highlights the disruptive forces at work in today's world and challenges leaders at all levels to reset their operating assumptions and management intuition.


4. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Extreme Ownership

Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share riveting first-hand accounts of their experiences on the battlefield and the leadership principles learned. Find out  how you can apply these same principles in order to lead and win in business and life.



5. Lighting the World by Jim Rogers
lighting the world

How can we bring sustainable, large-scale energy solutions to those who need them the most? Jim Roger explains how bold thinking, international cooperation, and political will are essential to illuminating the future for everyone.


6. Setting the Table by Danny Meyer
setting the table

A treasure trove of valuable, innovative insights applicable to any business or organization, Setting the Table is a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of Danny Meyer's renowned eateries.


7. Do Over by Jon Acuff
Do Over

Believe it or not, you already have everything you need for an amazing career. Jon Acuff will show you how to apply what you have to build the life you want for yourself.


8. The Career Playbook by James M. Citrin
the career playbook

Based on in-depth surveys and years of experience from a senior partner at an executive search firm, The Career Playbook is an essential resource for landing, launching, and thriving in your career.


9. The Investor's Paradox by Brian Portnoy
the investor's paradox

There is a path toward simplicity in today's world of dangerous markets and overwhelming choices. With practical tools for investment success and a message of empowerment, The Investor's Paradox will show you the way.


10. The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
the new one minute manager

A new edition of the timeless business classic, this book explains three practical secrets about leading others and why these techniques continue work so well.


11. The Real-Life MBA by Jack and Suzy Welch
the real-life MBA

Going beyond theories, concepts, and ideologies, Jack and Suzy Welch shows managers at every level how winning in business is about mastering the gritty, make-or-break, real-life dilemmas that define today's economy.


12. Leading the Life You Want by Stewart D. Friedman
leading the life you want

"Success is accomplished not at the expense of the rest of life, but as the result of meaningful engagement in all its parts." This book will inspire you to take the realistic steps you need towards leading the life you truly want to live.


13. Alibaba's World by Porter Erisman
alibaba's world

Read the story of Jack Ma, a Chinese schoolteacher who failed his college entrance exams twice, rose from obscurity to found Alibaba, and transformed the struggling startup to the world's most dominant player in the field eCommerce.


14. The No Complaining Rule by Jon Gordon
the no complaining rule

Based on one company's successful "No Complaining" Rule, this book sheds light on this powerful principle and provides an actionable plan that will help you generate and maintain positive energy in your organization.


15. The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann
the go-giver

Filled with wit and grace, this classic business bestseller brings the old proverb "give and you shall receive" to life.


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