The BusinessWeek Best Seller List

The BusinessWeek Best Seller List

Hardcover Business Books

1. HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux $27.95) Enlisting Father Profit to save Mother Nature. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

2. STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 Tom Rath (Gallup Press $21.95) Assess your talents and put them into practice. Last Month: 1, Months on List: 20

3. THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK Timothy Ferriss (Crown $19.95) Defining your dreams and cutting loose from work. Last Month: 2, Months on List: 17

4. SIX DISCIPLINES EXECUTION REVOLUTION Gary Harpst (Six Disciplines $12.95) Balancing strategy and execution. Last Month: 4, Months on List: 3

5. THE FIRST BILLION IS THE HARDEST T. Boone Pickens (Crown Business $26.95) The oilman on his career and a plan for energy. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

6. OUR ICEBERG IS MELTING John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber (St. Martin's $19.95) A global-warming fable on coping with change. Last Month: 8, Months on List: 24

7. A SENSE OF URGENCY John P. Kotter (Harvard Business Press $22) How to combat complacency and forge organizational change. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

8. 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: 18

9. THE GONE FISHIN' PORTFOLIO Alexander Green (Wiley $27.95) Navigating a bear market, by a former investment adviser. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

10. THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER Kenneth H. Blanchard, Spencer Johnson (Morrow $21.95) Management techniques in story form. Last Month: 11, Months on List: 23

11. MADE TO STICK Chip Heath, Dan Heath (Random House $25) Why some ideas gain traction while others fade from view. Last Month: 9, Months on List: 21

12. DEBT CURES "THEY" DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT Kevin Trudeau (Equity Press $25.95) Combating credit-card woes. Last Month: 6, Months on List: 4

13. BAD MONEY Kevin Phillips (Viking $25.95) How our current financial woes are rooted in politics and market fundamentalism. Last Month: --, Months on List: 4

14. THE WORLD IS CURVED David M. Smick (Portfolio $26.95) Globalization and the waning power of central banks. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

15. CRASH PROOF Peter D. Schiff with John Downes (Wiley $27.95) Think foreign securities, gold, and plain old cash. 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: 2, Months on List: 19

2. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? 2009 Richard Nelson Bolles (Ten Speed Press $18.95) The enduring job-search bible. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

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: 1, Months on List: 13

4. A WHOLE NEW MIND Daniel H. Pink (Riverhead $15) The future belongs to creative "right-brain thinkers." Last Month: 5, Months on List: 19

5. THE SPEED OF TRUST Stephen M.R. Covey (Free Press $15) Nurturing credibility in your personal and professional lives. Last Month: 4, Months on List: 8

6. THE SHOCK DOCTRINE Naomi Klein (Picador $16) The catastrophic effect of neoliberal economic policies. Last Month: 8, Months on List: 2

7. MONEY AND THE LAW OF ATTRACTION Esther and Jerry Hicks (Hay House $16.95) Utilize "the most powerful law in the universe." Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

8. WORDS THAT WORK Frank Luntz (Hyperion $15.95) A GOP spinmeister on how business can improve its communications. Last Month: 6, Months on List: 2

9. LEADERSHIP AND SELF-DECEPTION The Arbinger Institute (Berrett-Koehler $15.

95) It's a leaders' motivation that matters, says this fable. Last Month: 7, Months on List: 22

10. HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE Dale Carnegie (Pocket Books $15) The classic networking guidebook. Last Month: 9, Months on List: 16

11. RICH DAD'S INCREASE YOUR FINANCIAL IQ Robert T. Kiyosaki (Business Plus $16.99) Five principles of money intelligence. Last Month: --, Months on List: 6

12. THE AGE OF TURBULENCE Alan Greenspan (Penguin $17) A memoir combined with economic analysis from the Fed's ex-chief. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

13. RIGGED Ben Mezrich (Harper Perennial $14.95) Ah, the glamor and sex of the ...mercantile exchange? Last Month: 15, Months on List: 2

14. THE RETIREMENT SAVINGS TIME BOMB Ed Slott (Penguin $16) Protecting your nest egg from the tax man. Last Month: --, Months on List: 2

15. YOUR COMPLETE RETIREMENT PLANNING ROADMAP Ed Slott (Ballantine $15.95) IRAs, 401(k)s, tax benefits, etc. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

LONG-RUNNING BEST SELLERS

Hardcover Business Books

Good to Great JIM COLLINS (COLLINS $27.50)

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

Now, Discover Your Strengths MARCUS BUCKINGHAM, DONALD O. CLIFTON (FREE PRESS $30)

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

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

Freakonomics STEVEN D. LEVITT, STEPHEN J. DUBNER (MORROW $27.95)

The Fred Factor MARK SANBORN (DOUBLEDAY $15.95))

Paperback Business Books Getting Things Done DAVID ALLEN (PENGUIN $15)

Rich Dad, Poor Dad ROBERT T. KIYOSAKI, SHARON L. LECHTER (BUSINESS PLUS $16.95)

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

The Tipping Point MALCOLM GLADWELL (BACK BAY $14.95)

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

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

Getting To Yes ROGER FISHER ET AL. (PENGUIN $15)

The E-Myth Revisited MICHAEL E. GERBER (COLLINS $16)

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

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

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