The Business Week Best Seller List
Evolve, sell, win--and make your fortune. New entries onto BUSINESS WEEK's Best-Seller List of business books provide how-to lessons for all these goals.
Transforming the Organization offers readers a "four Rs" of transformation: reframing your business vision, restructuring the company, revitalizing, and renewing personnel. For inspiration from the playbook of veteran NFL coach Don Shula, there's Everyone's a Coach. The Five Rituals of Wealth directs you to the pot of gold in the end zone. And Stop Selling, Start Partnering says the way to succeed with customers is to help them develop their own prosperous businesses.
The Vandals' Crown is the only new hardback best-seller that's not a "how-to-succeed" account. Instead, author Gregory J. Millman provides disturbing evidence of the edge held by currency traders over the world's central bankers.
Two new paperback best-sellers are sequels to other books already on the paperback list. The Reengineering Revolution, a paperback original, offers a nuts-and-bolts supplement to the advice found in Reengineering the Corporation. Similarly, The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook is a practical guide to implementing the management approach advanced by The Fifth Discipline.
1 THE DISCIPLINE OF MARKET LEADERS by Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema (Addison-Wesley $25) Consultants diagnose what successful companies do.
2 FIRST THINGS FIRST by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, and Rebecca R. Merrill (Simon & Schuster $23) Managing your time by balancing your life.
3 THE BEARDSTOWN LADIES' COMMON-SENSE INVESTMENT GUIDE by the Beardstown Ladies Investment Club with Leslie Whitaker. (Hyperion $19.95) Recipes for Four-Bean Salad, Five-Hour Stew--and 23% returns.
4 TRANSFORMING THE ORGANIZATION by Francis J. Gouillart and James N. Kelly (McGraw-Hill $24.95) Two gurus' guide to shaping a company's evolution.
5 REENGINEERING MANAGEMENT by James Champy (HarperBusiness $25) "Reengineering the Corporation" co-author re-evaluates.
6 THE WARREN BUFFETT WAY by Robert G. Hagstrom Jr. (Wiley $24.95) A useful analysis of how Buffett does it.
7 BUILT TO LAST by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras (HarperBusiness $25) How 3M, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, and others became standouts.
8 EVERYONE'S A COACH by Don Shula and Ken Blanchard (HarperBusiness $22) A pitch on motivation and winning.
9 JESUS CEO by Laurie Beth Jones (Hyperion $16.95) Applying the teachings of the Bible to business problems.
10 COMPETING FOR THE FUTURE by Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad (Harvard Business School $24.95) For healthy growth, anticipate the future--and how to dominate it.
11 RAVING FANS by Kenneth Blanchard PhD and Sheldon Bowles (Morrow $20) How to turn customers into your biggest boosters.
12 THE FIVE RITUALS OF WEALTH by Tod Barnhart (HarperBusiness $22) A whiz kid former broker dissects the money-making strategies of the rich.
13 THE VANDALS' CROWN by Gregory J. Millman (Free Press $23) Attila the Hun had nothing on today's marauding currency traders.
14 INVESTMENT BIKER by Jim Rogers (Random House $25) Cycle-riding money manager circles the globe, investigating emerging markets.
15 STOP SELLING, START PARTNERING by Larry Wilson (Wiley $22.95) Find and keep customers by turning them into partners.
1 THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE by Stephen R. Covey (Fireside $12) Still on top.
2 REENGINEERING THE CORPORATION by Michael Hammer and James Champy (HarperBusiness $13) Using information technology to redesign business processes.
3 THE ERNST & YOUNG TAX GUIDE 1995 edited by Peter W. Bernstein (Wiley $14.95) Whew, glad that's over.
4 THE 1995 WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? by Richard Nelson Bolles (Ten Speed Press $14.95) The enduring job-search bible.
5 THE REENGINEERING REVOLUTION by Michael Hammer and Steven A. Stanton (HarperBusiness $15) Roads to reengineering success.
6 1001 WAYS TO REWARD EMPLOYEES by Bob Nelson (Workman $8.95) From "a sincere word of thanks" to putting their names in lights.
7 THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE by Peter Senge (Currency $18.50) Creating the "learning organization."
8 THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE FIELDBOOK by Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard B. Ross, and Bryan J. Smith (Currency $29.95) Exercises, tools, and stories relating to the "learning organization."
9 ZAPP! by William C. Byham PhD with Jeff Cox (Fawcett $10) How "empowerment" revved up employees at the fictional Normal Co.
10 PERSONAL FINANCE FOR DUMMIES by Eric Tyson (IDG Books $16.95) Light-hearted primer.
11 THE PURSUIT OF WOW! by Tom Peters. (Vintage $14) Irreverent tips on keeping products, organizations, and people from going stale.
12 THE GOAL by Eliyahu M. Goldratt (North River Press $19.95) Bringing your strategies in line with your No.1 purpmse: making money.
13 KNOCK 'EM DEAD by Martin Yate (Adams $9.95) A job-seeker's handbook.
14 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.
15 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.
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