The Chief Operating Officer Business Forum, Inc. (COO Forum® and CEO Forum) announces today the results of its Annual Holiday Business Book Survey for 2012.
“In a survey participated by 107 senior-level executives from around the U.S., it was a Jim Collins year with both his Good to Great book number one, and he also ranked first in the favorite author category” said Bill Shepard, CEO/Founder of the COO Forum®. Shepard added, “It was a sad year with the loss of a pioneer and icon of the business book world. We will genuinely miss Stephen Covey and will remain grateful for his innovative ideas, leadership and insight.” There were 198 different titles and 81 different authors reported by the survey participants. This is a testament to the prodigious work by so many in stewardship for our business community.
Below are the results:
Top 10 Business Books – CEO & COO Forum® 2012 Holiday Book Survey
1. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
2. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
3. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan and Charles Burck
4. Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins
5. The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni
6. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
7. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
8. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
9. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
10. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Top 10 Business Book Authors – CEO & COO Forum® 2012 Holiday Book Survey
1. Jim Collins
2. Malcolm Gladwell
3. Steven Covey
4. Ram Charan
5. Peter Drucker
6. Ken Blanchard
7. Seth Godin
8. Dale Carnegie
9. Patrick Lencioni
10. Chip and Dan Heath
About the Survey:
A survey was conducted by the COO Forum® and CEO Forum using LinkedIn, LinkedIn Group, including COO Forum® and CEO eForum®, and email including COO Forum and CEO Forum Members. The survey took place between November 20 and December 12, 2012. The data was taken from 108 respondents who were mostly CEOs, COOs, Business Owners, Senior Consultants, and other Senior Leaders residing primarily in the United States.
The methodology included two open-ended questions:
Question # 1: What business books would you recommend to others or are thinking about reading yourself this holiday season?
Question # 2: Who are your favorite business book authors?