As an author and blogger, I receive invitations to review dozens of business books every year. I also routinely spend more than thousand dollars each year buying books from book stores and online as part of my annual trend curation and research.
At the end of each year, I select just 15 finalists from hundreds of books released over the past year to recommend as part of the Influential Business Book Shortlist. Books are all evaluated* based on a sliding scale of the following five qualities:
How Were These Books Chosen?
How much of a difference in the world and in your life can the idea of the book make?
How unique is the idea and its delivery – and how unlikely are you to find the big idea elsewhere?
Is the quality of the writing good enough so the idea is delivered in an impactful way?
How practical is the book in taking the idea and offering real ways to use it?
Is the book important enough to share with others in conversation or as a gift?
*NOTE – Each book shortlisted is reviewed personally by Rohit Bhargava and these reviews are shared in this report and also posted directly on Amazon.com.