A List to Take to the Bookstore

It’s been awhile since we checked in with the New York Times Best Sellers in the business category. Although there are only two that specifically deal with real estate this month (number five overtly and number eight abstractly), I think there’s plenty that the astute real estate professional would find interesting here.

Credit: Laura Musikanski, Morguefile

Credit: Laura Musikanski, Morguefile

What do you think? Have you read any of these? Be sure to send me your recommendations at mwhite[at]realtors.org or by commenting below.

  1. The Third Wave, by Steve Case. (Simon & Schuster) In the current era, entrepreneurs will use technology to revolutionize
 various sectors of the economy.
  2. Money: Master the Game, by Tony Robbins. (Simon & Schuster) Seven steps aimed at finding financial security and creating an income for life.
  3. Disrupted, by Dan Lyons. (Hachette Books) A longtime tech writer takes a job at a start-up called HubSpot.
  4. Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight. (Scribner) A memoir by the founder of Nike.
  5. Dream Home, by Jonathan and Drew Scott. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) The stars of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” collect their
 advice on buying, selling and renovating houses.
  6. The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. (Random House) A Times journalist’s account of the science behind how we form, and break, habits.
  7. Originals, by Adam Grant. (Viking) A Wharton School professor argues that innovators are made, not born, and offers suggestions
 for how to become one.
  8. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis. (Norton) The people who saw the real estate crash coming and made billions. Originally published in 2010 and a 2015 movie.
  9. Elon Musk, by Ashlee Vance. (Ecco/HarperCollins) A technology writer follows Musk’s life from his difficult South African childhood to his involvement in Internet start-ups like the rocket company SpaceX, the electric-car company Tesla and the solar power installation company Solar City.
  10. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent. Originally published in 2008.

Meg White

Meg White is the managing editor for REALTOR® Magazine and administrator of the magazine's Weekly Book Scan blog. Contact her at mwhite[at]realtors.org.

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