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New Business Bestsellers: May 2013


You're as welcome as the flow'rs in May. [first line of chorus],You're as welcome as the flowers in May / words and music by Dan J. Sullivan,Last night I dream'd a sweet dream. [first line of song], Digital ID 2001490, New York Public LibraryHere is a selection of books new to The New York Times list of Business Best Sellers published in the Business Section print edition Sunday, May 5. Plus, a quick look at the Nielsen BookScan in the May 4 and 11 editions of The Wall Street Journal shows some titles new to this column. Enjoy!

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New York Times (and Wall Street Journal May 4/11)

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, by Adam Grant (NYT 3, WSJ 6/7)

The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, by David Stockman (NYT 4); Downloadable Audiobook also available.

LeaderShift: A Call for Americans to Finally Stand Up and Lead, by Orrin Woodward and Oliver DeMille (NYT 5, WSJ 5) (Coming to NYPL soon)

The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and Men Who Think like Them) Will Rule the Future, by John Gerzema and Michael D'Antonio (NYT 7)

Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters, By John Acuff (NYT 9, WSJ 2/6) (Coming to NYPL soon)

Wall Street Journal (May 11)

The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances, and Will Make You Happier, by Cy Wakeman (WSJ 2) (coming to NYPL soon)


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Two that stand out.

All of these are new to me. I'm super intrigued by the Athena Doctrine. Having read a bit of Greek mythology and studied the Odyssey back in college, I've always been fascinated by the character of Athena "bright eyes." Also interested to read "Start," as our workplaces are permeated by procrastination and spending far too much time on things that don't really matter.

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