Looking for some good reads to be released in 2021? Here are a few titles we are keeping an eye on.
Business Made Simple: 60 Days to Master Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Execution and More – recently released January 19, 2021
Comments: If you follow marketing books or know about StoryBrand, then you know who Donald Miller is. I’m going to assume this book is loosely based on his YouTube video series which is quite good. It’s a flip of the coin if I buy this.
Change Your World: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Difference – to be released January 26, 2021
Comments: I’ve only read one or two books by John Maxwell. I’d like to read reviews first before buying and reading it.
Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know – to be released February 2, 2021
Comments: Adam Grant is the best-selling author of Originals, so that’s why this title is on this list. I’m already intrigued.
Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon – to be released February 9, 2021
Comments: I’m predicting many business owners, CEOs, and managers will be buying this book. I’m on the fence with a pre-order.
Never Enough: A Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning – to be released February 9, 2021
Comments: At some point, will reader fatigue start setting in with these types of books. Then again, the editorial reviews list is impressive.
Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company – to be released February 23, 2021
Comments: I wonder what the late Jack Welch would have to say about this book. While Immelt was once named one of the world’s best CEOs by Barron’s, he faced his share of controversy during his reign at GE. I would have enjoyed reading the rough cut of this title.
A World Without Email: Reimaging Work in an Age of Communication Overload – to be released March 2, 2021
Comments: Will this book be similar to Digital Minimalism? I’d love to ask Cal that question. Keep in mind, anything that Newport writes, it’s good. So I’m anxious to hear his newest message. If you follow his blog, you’ll be getting a preview of the contents in the book.
The Common Path to Uncommon Success: A Roadmap to Financial Freedom and Fulfillment – to be released March 23, 2021
Comments: If you are a fan of John Lee Dumas and his Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast, this could be a book you want to check out. One thing is for certain – he’s done his research thanks to some 3,000 interviews.
Uncomfortable Inclusion: How to Build a Culture of High Performance in Life and Work – to be released March 30, 2021
Comments: This is the book that intrigues me the most on this list. The author is a turnaround specialist and shares what he has learned along the way. What is uncomfortable inclusion? I’m sure we’ll find out as he hits the interview circuit.
The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t – to be released April 13, 2021
I’m already a fan of the author, Julia Galef. I’ve already pre-ordered the book as I’m sure it will be as good as her 2016 TED presentation with more than 4.4 million views.
The Complete Financial History of Berkshire Hathaway: A Chronological Analysis of Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger’s Conglomerate Masterpiece – to be released April 13, 2021
Comments: I’m buying this when it comes out. If the pricing looks intimidating, consider adding the link and release date to your Outlook or Google calendar with an alert – there could be a lower-priced Kindle version after the release.
The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism – to be released May 4, 2021
This will be the first book that Hubert Joly has written, the former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy. Expect this to be a book about building a great culture and teams. It’s tagged as a leadership book.
All books above are sorted by release date. CFO Bookshelf updates this page about the 15th of each month.