The New York Times Best Sellers: Business – April, 2020

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The New York Times Best Sellers: Business – April, 2020
English | 2020 | Nyt > Business |10 Books | ePUB | 75.5 MB

The New York Times Best Seller list is widely considered the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States. It is published weekly in The New York Times Book Review magazine, which is published in the Sunday edition of The New York Times and as a stand-alone publication. The best-seller list has been ongoing since April 9, 1942.

01 ATOMIC HABITS by James Clear
02 THE ULTIMATE RETIREMENT GUIDE FOR 50+ by Suze OrmanHay House
03 DARE TO LEAD by Brené BrownRandom House
04 OUTLIERS by Malcolm Gladwell DARK TOWERS by David EnrichCustom House
05 DARK TOWERS by David Enrich CAPITAL AND IDEOLOGY by Thomas PikettyBelknap
06 CAPITAL AND IDEOLOGY by Thomas Piketty THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel KahnemanFarrar, Straus & Giroux
07 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman LEADERSHIP STRATEGY AND TACTICS by Jocko WillinkSt. Martin’s
08 LEADERSHIP STRATEGY AND TACTICS by Jocko Willink THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME by Robert IgerRandom House
09 THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME by Robert Iger
10 GRIT by Angela DuckworthScribner

(ON THE FINAL day of my sophomore year of high school, I was hit in the face with a baseball bat. As my classmate took a full swing, the bat slipped out of his hands and came flying toward me before striking me directly between the eyes. I have no memory of the moment of impact.

The bat smashed into my face with such force that it crushed my nose into a distorted U-shape. The collision sent the soft tissue of my brain slamming into the inside of my skull. Immediately, a wave of swelling surged throughout my head. In a fraction of a second, I had a broken nose, multiple skull fractures, and two shattered eye sockets.

When I opened my eyes, I saw people staring at me and running over to help. I looked down and noticed spots of red on my clothes. One of my classmates took the shirt off his back and handed it to me. I used it to plug the stream of blood rushing from my broken nose. Shocked and confused, I was unaware of how seriously I had been injured.

My teacher looped his arm around my shoulder and we began the long walk to the nurse’s office: across the field, down the hill, and back into school. Random hands touched my sides, holding me upright. We took our time and walked slowly. Nobody realized that every minute mattered.

When we arrived at the nurse’s office, she asked me a series of questions.

“What year is it?”

“1998,” I answered. It was actually 2002.

“Who is the president of the United States?”

“Bill Clinton,” I said. The correct answer was George W. Bush.

“What is your mom’s name?”

“Uh. Um.” I stalled. Ten seconds passed.

“Patti,” I said casually, ignoring the fact that it had taken me ten seconds to remember my own mother’s name.

That is the last question I remember. My body was unable to handle the rapid swelling in my brain and I lost consciousness before the ambulance arrived. Minutes later, I was carried out of school and taken to the local hospital.

Shortly after arriving, my body began shutting down. I struggled with basic functions like swallowing and breathing. I had my first seizure of the day. Then I stopped breathing entirely. As the doctors hurried to supply me with oxygen, they also decided the local hospital was unequipped to handle the situation and ordered a helicopter to fly me to a larger hospital in Cincinnati.

I was rolled out of the emergency room doors and toward the helipad across the street. The stretcher rattled on a bumpy sidewalk as one nurse pushed me along while another pumped each breath into me by hand. My mother, who had arrived at the hospital a few moments before, climbed into the helicopter beside me. I remained unconscious and unable to breathe on my own as she held my hand during the flight.)

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