800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources, compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best sellers for July 2010.
1. "Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit and Drives Tomorrow's Growth" by Inder Sidhu (FT Press, 224 pages, $24.99)
Cisco senior vice president Inder Sidhu explains why "doing both" is today's best strategy. Then, drawing on Cisco's hard-won insights and the experiences of companies like Procter & Gamble, Whirlpool, and Harley-Davidson, Inder presents a complete blueprint for "doing both" in your organization, too.
2. "It's Our Ship: The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership" by D. Michael Abrashoff (Business Plus, 208 pages, $25.99)
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By governing his ship with his unique management techniques, Abrashoff turned the "Benfold" into a model of naval efficiency. This resource focuses on the leadership, motivational, and management insights he has learned.
3. "Rich Dad's Prophecy: Why the Biggest Stock Market Crash in History Is Still Coming ... and How You Can Prepare Yourself and Profit from It" by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter (Business Plus, 304 pages, $15.99)
The sixth book in the series, "Rich Dad's Prophecy" follows the smash success of the previously published titles —"Rich Dad Poor Dad," "The Cashflow Quadrant" and "Rich Dad's Guide to Investing."
4. "Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession" by Venus Williams (Amistad Press, 384 pages, $25.99)
In the tradition of Marlo Thomas's "The Right Words at the Right Time," the multiple Grand Slam tennis champion and entrepreneur, along with an esteemed group of business leaders and acclaimed artists, serves up a book of wisdom that shows how to turn a competitive spirit into successes off the field.
5. "The Only Three Questions That Count: Investing by Knowing What Others Don't" by Ken Fisher (John Wiley & Sons, 480 pages, $47.95)
"The Only Three Questions That Count" shows individuals how to think about investing for themselves and how to develop innovative ways to understand and profit from the markets.
6. "Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money" by Robert T. Kiyosaki; (Business Plus, 272 pages, $12.99)
What began as a free online book that was written in serial form to help people understand the current recession, "Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich" is now available in a trade paperback edition.
7. "The Language of Trust: Selling Ideas in a World of Skeptics" by Michael Maslansky, Gary DeMoss, Scott West and David Saylor (Prentice Hall, 288 pages, $25)
Based on groundbreaking consumer research, this step-by-step guide will help readers understand their audience and learn how to communicate effectively with them.
8. "Strengths Finder 2.0" by Tom Rath (Gallup Press, 175 pages, $22.95)
To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced Strengths Finder in the 2001 management book "Now, Discover Your Strengths." The book ignited a global conversation, while Strengths Finder helped millions discover their top five talents.
9. "Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto" by Adam Werbach (Harvard Business Press, 224 pages, $25)
The definitive work on business strategy for sustainability by the most authoritative voice in the conversation.
10. "The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big in Business" by Jeffrey Ma (Palgrave MacMillan, 272 pages, $26)
As part of the notorious MIT team depicted in Ben Mezrich's now-classic "Bringing Down the House," Ma used math and statistics to master the game of blackjack. "The House Advantage" reveals Ma's cutting-edge mathematical insights into the world of statistics and makes them applicable to a wide business audience.