One of my favorite activities of each holiday season is to round up and write about best business books of the year lists.


2016 has been a tumultuous year to say the least, but it’s been a great one for business and leadership books, as demonstrated by these lists:

Bloomberg: Best Books of 2016

CNBC: Richard Branson shares the 5 best leadership books he read in 2016

The Economist: Books of the Year

Fast Company: The 10 Best Business Books of 2016

Financial Times: The best thing I read all year — 2016

Financial Times/FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
(The winner is The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan, by Sebastian Mallaby):

Forbes: Top Ten Business Books of 2016, by Shep Hyken

The Globe and Mail: Ten books to top your business reading list, by Harvey Schachter

The Huffington Post: 10 of the Best Business Books of 2016

Inc.: The Best Management Books of 2016, by Geoffrey James

Inc.: The 7 Best Personal Finance Books of 2016, by Geoffrey James

Inc.: The 10 Best Business Books of 2016 (So Far), by Sujan Patel

Inc.: The 10 Smartest Reads for Entrepreneurs From 2016, by Leigh Buchanan

Inc.: 2016’s Best Books on Sales and Marketing, by David Burkus

strategy + business: Best Business Books 2016

Time: Bill Gates Picked These Books as the Best of 2016

If your book made it to one or more of these lists, congratulations! And if you have a book ready to be published next year, fingers crossed for making the best of 2017 lists. A great holiday and a Happy New Year to all.