It’s that time of year again! Various business publications, organizations, companies, and content providers release their annual lists of best business books. It’s interesting to see the books that consistently make many of the lists and one can consider these titles truly “the best of the best.” Here is a compilation of the titles most frequently chosen as “best business book of 2013,” along with the corresponding organizations designating the honor.

Lean In: Women Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl SandbergBookish, The Economist, Financial Times/Goldman Sachs short list, Goodreads finalist (nonfiction), Library Journal, The New York Times (notable nonfiction), Omnivoracious, The Washington Post (notable nonfiction), WealthManagement.com

Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, by Nick Bilton Bookish, The Economist, Forbes, Mashable, The Wall Street Journal reader’s choice

The Billionaire’s Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund, by Anita RaghavanBookish, Financial Times/Goldman Sachs short list, The New York Times (notable nonfiction), The Washington Post (notable nonfiction) 

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, by Brad StoneThe Economist, Financial Times/Goldman Sachs, The Washington Post (notable nonfiction), WealthManagement.com

The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire, by Neil IrwinBookish, Financial Times/Goldman Sachs short list, The Washington Post (notable nonfiction)

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier InformationWeek, Omnivoracious, strategy+business (Booz) top shelf

Contagious: Why Things Catch On, by Jonah BergerGoodreads finalist (nonfiction), Library Journal, Omnivoracious, Goodreads finalist (nonfiction)

Decisive: How To Make Better Choices in Life and Work, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath Goodreads finalist (nonfiction), The Globe and Mail, InformationWeek,

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything, by Chris HadfieldBookish, Inc (most inspirational

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