The BusinessWeek Best Seller List

The BusinessWeek Best Seller List

Hardcover Business Books

1 STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 Tom Rath (Gallup Press $19.95) Assess your talents and put them into practice. Last month: 1, Months on list: 16

2 THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK Timothy Ferriss (Crown $19.95) Defining your dreams and cutting loose from work. Last month: 2, Months on list: 13

3 THE ONE MINUTE ENTREPRENEUR Ken Blanchard, Don Hutson, Ethan Willis (Currency/Doubleday $19.95) A fable on making it. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

4 THE BLACK SWAN Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Random House $26.95) Improbable and earth-shaking events are in fact inevitable. Last month: 5, Months on list: 14

5 OUR ICEBERG IS MELTING John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber (St. Martin's $19.95) A global-warming fable on coping with change. Last month: 9, Months on list: 20

6 JEFFREY GITOMER'S SALES BIBLE Jeffrey Gitomer (Collins $29.95) Motivation, including 10.5 commandments of sales success. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

7 BAD MONEY Kevin Phillips (Viking $25.95) How our current financial woes are rooted in politics and market fundamentalism. Last month: 4, Months on list: 2

8 MADE TO STICK Chip Heath, Dan Heath (Random House $24.95) Why some ideas gain traction while others fade from view. Last month: 8, Months on list: 17

9 WHAT GOT YOU HERE WON'T GET YOU THERE Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter (Hyperion $24.95) Bad habits that hurt careers. Last month: 13, Months on list: 7

10 GO PUT YOUR STRENGTHS TO WORK Marcus Buckingham (Free Press $30) Ways to identify your assets and reap the rewards you're due. Last month: 6, Months on list: 9

11 THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER Kenneth Blanchard, Spencer Johnson (Morrow $21.95) Management techniques in story form. Last month: --, Months on list: 20

12 THE NEW PARADIGM FOR FINANCIAL MARKETSGeorge Soros (PublicAffairs $22.95) The origins and implications of today's mess. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

13 IT'S YOUR SHIP Captain D. Michael Abrashoff (Warner Business $24.95) An empowered crew is a productive crew, says this Navy officer. Last month: 15, Months on list: 8

14 WOMEN & MONEY Suze Orman (Spiegel & Grau $24.95) Inspirational prose and practical tools to help women with their finances. Last month: 3, Months on list: 16

15 GROUNDSWELL Charlene Li, Josh Bernoff (Harvard Business School $29.95) Profiting from social networking. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

Paperback Business Books

1 BLINK Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay Books $15.99) Snap judgments deserve careful consideration, says a writer for The New Yorker. Last month: 1, Months on list: 15

2 RICH DAD'S INCREASE YOUR FINANCIAL IQ Robert T. Kiyosaki (Business Plus $16.99) Five principles of money intelligence. Last month: 2, Months on list: 3

3 THE WORLD IS FLAT Thomas L. Friedman (Picador $16) Globalization is great—sort of, says a columnist for The New York Times. Last month: 4, Months on list: 9

4 A WHOLE NEW MIND Daniel H. Pink (Riverhead $15) The future belongs to creative "right-brain thinkers." Last month: 6, Months on list: 15

5 THE SPEED OF TRUST Stephen M.R. Covey (Free Press $15) Nurturing credibility in your personal and professional lives. Last month: 5, Months on list: 4

6 WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? 2008 Richard Nelson Bolles (Ten Speed Press $18.95) The enduring job-search bible. Last month: 7, Months on list: 9

7 THE MONEY BOOK FOR THE YOUNG, FABULOUS & BROKE Suze Orman (Riverhead $16) From career plans to credit cards. Last month: 8, Months on list: 15

8 FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Random House $16) Uncertainty and luck in daily life and the financial markets. Last month: --, Months on list: 11

9 GO GREEN, LIVE RICH David Bach, Hillary Rosner (Broadway Books $14.

95) Improving the environment can save the green stuff. Last month: 3, Months on list: 2

10 HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE Dale Carnegie (Pocket Books $14) The classic networking guidebook. Last month: 10, Months on list: 12

11 BUFFETT Roger Lowenstein (Random House $19) The life and wisdom of the Oracle from Omaha. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

12 THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER WORKBOOK Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson $17.99) Shape up your finances. Last month: 13, Months on list: 17

13 LEADERSHIP AND SELF-DECEPTION The Arbinger Institute (Berrett-Koehler $14.95) It's a leaders' motivation that matters, says this fable. Last month: --, Months on list: 18

14 THE GOAL Eliyahu M. Goldratt (North River Press $24.95) Bringing company strategies in line with your No. 1 purpose: making money. Last month: 14, Months on list: 7

15 FIERCE CONVERSATIONS Susan Scott (Berkley $15) A consultant says honest talk can lead to results at work and at home. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

Long-Running Best Sellers


Good to Great JIM COLLINS (COLLINS $27.50)

Five Dysfunctions of a Team PATRICK LENCIONI (JOSSEY-BASS $24.95)


Who Moved My Cheese? SPENCER JOHNSON (PUTNAM $19.95)


The Total Money Makeover DAVE RAMSEY (THOMAS NELSON $24.99)


The Tipping Point MALCOLM GLADWELL (BACK BAY $14.95)


Getting Things Done DAVID ALLEN (PENGUIN $15)

Good to Great and the Social Sectors JIM COLLINS (COLLINS $11.95)

The Intelligent Investor, Revised Edition BENJAMIN GRAHAM WITH JASON ZWEIG (HARPERBUSINESS $19.95)


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People STEPHEN R. COVEY (FREE PRESS $15)

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (PMI $49.95)


BusinessWeek'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 in May. Titles that have been on the List for more than two years appear as Long-Running Best Sellers.

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