The Business Week Best-Sellers of 1998
Manage, reward, and manipulate your co-workers. Resolve disputes. Realize your life's ambition. In the year just past, readers gathered advice on how to accomplish each of these goals from the volumes on BUSINESS WEEK's list of the best-selling business books of 1998.
But above all, last year, readers were interested in money--making it, saving it, and causing it to be fruitful and multiply.HARDCOVER BUSINESS BOOKS1 THE 9 STEPS TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM by Suze Orman (Crown $23) Practical and "spiritual" steps for managing money.2 THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR by Thomas J. Stanley, PhD, and William D. Danko, PhD (Longstreet Press $22) The penny-pinchers shall inherit the earth.3 TITAN by Ron Chernow (Random House $30) John D. Rockefeller Sr., the devil and angel.4 THE ROARING 2000s by Harry S. Dent Jr. (Simon & Schuster $25) Why the good times won't go away.5 DIE BROKE by Stephen M. Pollan and Mark Levine (HarperBusiness $25) Forget about the will--and the conventional wisdom, says a financial adviser.6 THE ELECTRONIC DAY TRADER by Marc Friedfertig and George West (McGraw-Hill $34.95) Hopping in and out of the market electronically.7 SELLING THE INVISIBLE by Harry Beckwith (Warner $16) A collection of bite-size lessons on marketing.8 WINNING EVERY DAY by Lou Holtz (HarperBusiness $25) Follow your dream, says South Carolina's new coach.9 THE JOY OF WORK by Scott Adams (HarperBusiness $22) Office pranks and ploys to fend off the cubicle blues.10 THE GORILLA GAME by Geoffrey A. Moore, Paul Johnson, and Tom Kippola (HarperBusiness $26) Spotting high-tech stocks that dominate their market niches.11 FINANCIAL PEACE by Dave Ramsey (Viking $21.95) Getting out of debt--for good.12 WALL STREET MONEY MACHINE by Wade B. Cook (Lighthouse Publishing $24.95) A former cabdriver's formulas for striking it rich.13 BUFFETTOLOGY by Mary Buffett and David Clark (Scribner $27.50) An ex-daughter-in-law's take on Buffett's techniques.14 HOW TO RETIRE RICH by James O'Shaughnessy (Broadway $25) Number-crunching your way to the golden years.15 YOU HAVE MORE THAN YOU THINK by David and Tom Gardner (Simon & Schuster $25) Help for the investment-challenged.PAPERBACK BUSINESS BOOKS1 THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE by Stephen R. Covey (Fireside $12) Habitually popular.2 THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR by Thomas J. Stanley, PhD, and William D. Danko, PhD (Pocket Books $14) You don't really need that Lexus.3 THE MOTLEY FOOL INVESTMENT GUIDE by David and Tom Gardner (Fireside $12) The online duo puts it on paper.4 THE 1998 WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? by Richard Nelson Bolles (Ten Speed Press $16.95) The enduring job-search bible.5 BUILT TO LAST by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras (HarperBusiness $14) How 3M, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, and others became standouts.6 1001 WAYS TO REWARD EMPLOYEES by Bob Nelson (Workman $10.95) Give them a champagne brunch, a casual-dress day--or plain old cash.7 THE MOTLEY FOOL INVESTMENT WORKBOOK by David and Tom Gardner (Fireside $12) "So where do I find stocks?" and other questions, asked and answered.8 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING MONEY AND INVESTING by Kenneth M. Morris and Alan M. Siegel (Fireside $13.95) Concise explanations enriched with graphics.9 GETTING TO YES by Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton (Penguin $11.95) A Harvard team's step-by-step guide to conflict resolution.10 INVESTING FOR DUMMIES by Eric Tyson, MBA (IDG Books $19.95) From stocks to small business--with cartoons, too.11 YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin (Penguin $11.95) To achieve financial independence, restructure your life.12 SUCCESS IS A CHOICE by Rick Pitino with Bill Reynolds (Broadway $13) Coach says work harder, harder!13 BARRON'S DICTIONARY OF FINANCE AND INVESTMENT TERMS by John Downes and Jordan Elliot Goodman (Barron's $11.95) What is an oligopsony anyway?14 THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER by Kenneth Blanchard, PhD, and Spencer Johnson, M.D. (Berkley $11.95) Three management techniques, conveyed in brief story form.15 PERSONAL FINANCE FOR DUMMIES by Eric Tyson (IDG Books $19.95) Lighthearted primer.
BUSINESS WEEK's Best-Seller List is based on a survey of chain and independent booksellers that carry a broad selection of books on economics, management, sales and marketing, small business, investing, personal finance, and careers. Well over 1,000 retail outlets nationwide are represented. Current rankings are based on a weighted analysis of unit sales, January through December, 1998.Return to top