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Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It
Marc Goodman

Congratulations to Marc Goodman on Future Crimes, our pick for the best book of 2015 (so far) in Business & Leadership. See the complete list of editors' picks in best-selling order below.

See all of our editors' picks for Best Books of the Year So Far

The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life
Robin Sharma

For more than fifteen years, Robin Sharma has been quietly sharing with Fortune 500 companies and many of the super-rich a success formula that has made him one of the most sought-after leadership advisers in the world. Now, for the first time, Sharma makes his proprietary process available to you, so that you can get to your absolute best while helping your organization break through to a dramatically new level of winning in these wildly uncertain times.

Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan
by Suz Orman

This is a great little paperback (and very affordable) that will help you navigate the new financial obstacles you may be facing in 2009 and beyond.

Where's Your WOW?: 16 Ways to Make Your Competitors Wish They Were You!
by Robyn Freedman-Spizman & Rick Frishman

Are you a CEO, manager, or entrepreneur? Or a doctor, lawyer, idea person, or inventor? Whoever you are, and whatever you do, you have a unique WOW factor--that special element only you can deliver to your business that will satisfy and delight your customers and clients. And whether you already have a dream career whose potential you want to maximize, or are just starting to make your way in your profession, you need to target that seed of success that will put you on the map and make you a household name.

Success Is Not a Spectator Sport
How to Take Action and Achieve More

by Charles M. Marcus

In Charles Marcus ' bestselling impactful new book, you will discover how to:
- Treat every setback as a valuable learning experience
- Build winning and lasting relationships
- Set goals that work
- Let go of perfection and strive for excellence
- Believe in your own success
- Cross the finish line on your own terms

Success Intelligence
by Robert Holden

Success Intelligence challenges you to measure your success using timeless values such as love and courage, friendship and service. The real "joy of success" is to know that your success benefits others. Your success is your gift to the world.

Step into the Spotlight!
by Tsufit

Cause All Business is Show Business! A Guide to get Noticed. Beach View Books.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. A Fireside Book Publish by Simon & Schuster. By the bed side: An Uncommon Reader: A Novella by Alan Bennett What a great little book to wake up to  or go to bed with on these chilly winter days.

Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. A Fireside Book Publish by Simon & Schuster.

By the bed side:

An Uncommon Reader: A Novella
by Alan Bennett

What a great little book to wake up to  or go to bed with on these chilly winter days.

Health and Wellness:
Lighten Up
loretta LaRoche

The Authentic and Fun Way to Lose Your Weight and Your Worries
In this humorous and informative book, Loretta cuts through the nonsense, disclosing the wisdom she has accumulated from having gained and lost a tribe of people. She also shares her expertise as an international stress consultant, former aerobics instructor, and owner of a wellness center.

Kitchen Yoga
Ruth Shaw

It's my pleasure to introduce you to a brand new, simple, time saving recipe for increasing and maintaining flexibility, mobility and strength. KITCHEN YOGA  an off-the-mat yoga regime for people who have no time (which, these days, is most of us!)

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The Vortex
by Esther and Jerry Hicks

"This Leading Edge work by Esther and Jerry Hicks, who present The Teachings of Abraham, will help you understand every relationship you are currently involved in as well as every relationship you have ever experienced. This book uncovers a myriad of false premises that are at the heart of every uncomfortable relationship issue, and guides you to a clear understanding of the powerful creative Vortex that has already assembled the relationships that you have desired. Abraham will show you how to enter that Vortex, where you will rendezvous with everything and everyone you have been looking for."

Appetite for Life
by Noel Riley Fitch

Noel Riley Fitch's savory new biography, Appetite for Life, reveals a woman as appealing as the good food and serious cooking she popularized. As a California girl and Smith College undergraduate, Fitch writes, Julia McWilliams was notable for her high spirits and voracious appetite. Performing intelligence work in Asia during World War II, she met Paul Child, and their marriage of mutual devotion and affection endured until his death in 1994. His postwar assignment took them to France, where she discovered her true calling.

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
by Elizabeth Gilbert

At the age of thirty-one, Gilbert moved with her husband to the suburbs of New York and began trying to get pregnant, only to realize that she wanted neither a child nor a husband. Three years later, after a protracted divorce, she embarked on a yearlong trip of recovery, with three main stops: Rome, for pleasure (mostly gustatory, with a special emphasis on gelato); an ashram outside of Mumbai, for spiritual searching; and Bali, for "balancing." These destinations are all on the beaten track, but Gilbert's exuberance and her self-deprecating humor enliven the proceedings.

My Life in France
by Julia Child

Famed chef Child, who died in 2004, recounts her life in France, beginning with her early days at the Cordon Bleu after WWII. Greenberg, an actress for radio and commercials, does a fine job capturing Child's joie de vivre and unmatched skill as a culinary animateur. We hear Child's delight and excitement when she discovers her calling as a writer and hands-on teacher of haute cuisine; her exasperation as yet another publishing house rejects her ever-growing monster of a manuscript; and her joy at its publication and acclaimed reception after more than a decade of work.

Night (Oprah's Book Club)
by Elie Wiesel

In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died.

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time
by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin

Some failures lead to phenomenal successes, and this American nurse's unsuccessful attempt to climb K2, the world's second tallest mountain, is one of them. Dangerously ill when he finished his climb in 1993, Mortenson was sheltered for seven weeks by the small Pakistani village of Korphe; in return, he promised to build the impoverished town's first school, a project that grew into the Central Asia Institute, which has since constructed more than 50 schools across rural Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The Lost Symbol
by Dan Brown

Dan Brown's new novel, the eagerly awaited follow-up to his #1 international phenomenon, The Da Vinci Code.
THE LOST SYMBOL, once again features Dan Brown's unforgettable protagonist, Robert Langdon. This book's narrative takes place in a twelve-hour period, and from the first page, Dan's readers will feel the thrill of discovery as they follow Robert Langdon through a masterful and unexpected new landscape. THE LOST SYMBOL is full of surprises."

When Everything Changes, Change Everything: In a Time of Turmoil, a Pathway to Peace
by Neale Donald Walsch

This book answered my question: How do I handle changes TODAY, that are overwhelming and coming way too fast for me to manage or comprehend. Compassionately, Neale Donald Walsch explains simply, the mechanics of why we feel the way we do, what we can do about it, and how to DEVELOP THE SKILL of embracing and thriving peacefully in change for the rest of our lives. Sound to good to be true? It isn't; I'm living it. The book helped me immediately welcome Change, as MY new friend.

Introduction to Calligraphy The Art of Beautiful Penmanship
Diane Iannuzziello's First Calligraphy Book!

Calligraphy is an ancient art form used for centuries to create important documents. Now you can master this art by following the step-by-step instructions by Diane Iannuzziello If you have always wanted to learn calligraphy, this is the book that teaches you, no matter what your current ability is.

How to See Yourself As you really Are
His Holiness Dalai Lama

In this book he takes on the difficult task of explaining the true condition of a human being-impermanent conditional consciousness. This topic is very difficult to explain by putting it into words. The Dalai Lama does a great job and then follows up with many exercises. Here is how I would summarize this books teachings.

Running for My Life
by Ray Zahab

"Running for My Life" is a brave and bold autobiography that follows Zahab's travels down the roads to destruction and redemption. It is a book that documents one man's passion for challenge, distance, and discovery.

The Hearts of Horses
by Molly Gloss

The story of Martha Lessen, a spirited young horse gentler in World War I - era Oregon is the next must read for any horse lover. The real center of this book is the majestic world of horses.

A New Earth; Awakening to your Life's Purpose
by Eckhart Tolle

Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world.

The Power to heal yourself
by Louise L. Hay

Louise Hay is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher with more. For more than 25 years, Louise has helped people throughout the world discover and implement the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing. Louise is the founder and chairman of Hay House, Inc., With other products that contribute to the healing of the planet.

Race Against Time
by Stephen Lewis

"I have spent the last four years watching people die." Alive with anecdotes ranging from maddening to hilarious to heartbreaking, Lewis shows why and how the International community ia falling desperately short of these goals. He probes the appalling gap between vision and current reality, but also offers bracingly attainable solutions.

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Inside the Bush White House
by Scott McClellan

Author and former press secretary Scott McClellan served President Bush for more than seven years. In his new book, "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception" McClellan offers his candid perspective on Bush and events like the Iraq war and Hurricane Katrina.

The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America
by Douglas Brinkley

"The movement for the conversation of wild life and the larger movement for the conservation of all our natural resources are essentially democratic in spirit, purpose, and method." So wrote Theodore Roosevelt, known as the "naturalist President" for his efforts in protecting wildlife and wilderness, merging preservation and patriotism into a quintessential American ideal. The Wilderness Warrior, Douglas Brinkley's massively readable new biography, intrepidly explores the wilderness of influences (Audubon and Darwin), personal relationships (Muir and Pinchot), and frontier adventures (too many to mention) that shaped Roosevelt's proto-green views.
The Necessary Revolution: How individuals and organizations are working together to create a sustainable world.
by Peter M. Senge, Bryan Smith, Sara Schley, Joe Laur, Nina Kruschwitz

This long awaited book fulfills all of my expectations for a manual to help us create the conversations and collaboration necessary to reclaim our world's health. Over the years there have been quite a few high impact books helping us understand the extent of the challenges we face as we look forward to create a sustainable world.
Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World
by Gary Hirshberg

Hirshberg does a great job of showing how reducing a company's environmental impact can do wonders for the bottom line. As a businessman, he recognizes that telling people to buy a product because "it's the right thing to do" won't work. Instead, he focuses on producing a quality product using sustainable practices.

The Geography of HOPE a tour of the world we need
Chris Turner

Chris Turner takes a year-long tour around the world, visiting places that are implementing solutions for sustainable living. A zero-net energy island in Denmark. Community Supported Agriculture in the southern USA. Plug-in hybrid cars. Earthship homes in New Mexico. Radical improvements in waste recycling in various industries.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded
Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future.

Go Green go Rich
David Bach

The author presents a grocery list of helpful changes that can save you and the environment. Some are common sense, like favoring high MPG vehicles, while others might not seem like such a great deal until you crunch some numbers and look at statistics.

Gorgeously Green
Sophie Uliano

This book has sections for every green aspect of life. My favorite section is the beauty one. The book also includes an enlightening section on yoga routines.

George Monboit

It is an excellent, comprehensive, up-to-date review of the risks of global warming and technology options to prevent it. Monbiot conjectures his way through a 90 percent reduction in the UK's carbon emissions.

The Weather Makers
Tim Flannery

The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change. The book received much critical acclaim, and won the major prize at the 2006 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards.

Carbon Busters Home Energy Hand Book

This winter's storms made me realize how quickly global warming's impact is escalating. We need common solutions but we also need to do what's right as individuals.

An Inconvenient Truth
by Al Gore

The Assault on Reason
by Al Gore

Stepping Up to the Climate Change Challenge
by Susan M. Gardner and David Nobble

Perspectives on local government leadership, policy and practice in Canada. Publish by Municipal World.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver and
Steven L. Hopp

In this delectable offering, a family recounts their year subsisting entirely on foods they grew themselves or those that were produced in their local area. Issues of how our individual household actions can affect our communities.

Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes
by Mark Bittman

From the award-winning champion of culinary simplicity. . .comes 'Food Matters,' a plan for responsible eating that's as good for the planet as it is for your weight and your health.


The Translator
by Daoud Hari

The Translator is a suspenseful, harrowing, and deeply moving memoir of how one person has made a difference in the world–an on-the-ground account of one of the biggest stories of our time. Using his high school knowledge of languages as his weapon—while others around him were taking up arms—Daoud Hari has helped inform the world about Darfur.

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
Barack Obama

With his book The Audacity of Hope, Obama engages themes raised in his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, shares personal views on faith and values and offers a vision of the future that involves repairing a "political process that is broken" and restoring a government that has fallen out of touch with the people. We had the opportunity to ask Senator Obama a few questions about writing, reading, and politics--see his responses below.

Reconciliation Islam, Democracy and the West
by Benazir Bhutto

From the Former prime Minister of Pakistan, who finished writing this extraordinary book just days before her assassination, comes a groundbreaking vision for how to bridge the widening gap between the Islamic world and the West. Born in 1953 in Karachi, Bhutto was the first woman ever to lead a Muslim state. She lived in exile since 1999 and had returned to Pakistan in October 2007, two months before her assassination.

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