The BusinessWeek Best Seller List

The BusinessWeek Best Seller List

Hardcover Business Books

1. THE SNOWBALL Alice Schroeder (Bantam $35) A penetrating and personal look at the life of Warren Buffett. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

2. HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux $27.95) Enlisting Father Profit to save Mother Nature. Last Month: 1, Months on List: 2

3. STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 Tom Rath (Gallup Press $21.95) Assess your talents and put them into practice. Last Month: 2, Months on List: 21

4. TRIBES Seth Godin (Portfolio $19.95) A man, a plan, and a group of followers--that's what you need to foster innovation. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

5. WHO Geoff Smart, Randy Street (Ballantine $24) Avoid hiring mistakes and attract the people you want on your team. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

6. THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK Timothy Ferriss (Crown $19.95) Defining your dreams and cutting loose from work. Last Month: 3, Months on List: 18

7. THE NEW PARADIGM FOR FINANCIAL MARKETS George Soros (PublicAffairs $22.95) The origins and implications of today's mess. Last Month: --, Months on List: 4

8. THE BLACK SWAN Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Random House $26.95) Improbable and earth-shaking events are in fact inevitable. Last Month: 8, Months on List: 19

9. THE LITTLE BOOK OF BULL MOVES IN BEAR MARKETS Peter D. Schiff (Wiley $19.95) "Dr. Doom" tells how to prosper in adverse times. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

10. BUYOLOGY Martin Lindstrom (Doubleday $24.95) Neuromarketing explained, by a Danish marketing consultant. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

11. THE TEN ROADS TO RICHES Ken Fisher with Lara Hoffmans (Wiley $24.95) How the superwealthy struck gold. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

12. THE GREEN COLLAR ECONOMY Van Jones (HarperOne $25.99) An activist's plan to rescue the economy and save the environment. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

13. THE WORLD IS CURVED David M. Smick (Portfolio $26.95) Globalization and the waning power of central banks. Last Month: 14, Months on List: 2

14. THE PARTNERSHIP Charles D. Ellis (The Penguin Press $37.95) A readable and juicy history of Goldman Sachs. 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: 15, Months on List: 2

Paperback Business Books

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

2. 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: 9

3. A WHOLE NEW MIND Daniel H. Pink (Riverhead $15) The future belongs to creative "right-brain thinkers." Last Month: 4, Months on List: 20

4. THE SHOCK DOCTRINE Naomi Klein (Picador $16) The catastrophic effect of neoliberal economic policies. Last Month: 6, Months on List: 3

5. THE WORLD IS FLAT Thomas L. Friedman (Picador $16) Globalization is great--sort of, says a columnist for The New York Times. Last Month: 3, Months on List: 14

6. HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE Dale Carnegie (Pocket Books $15) The classic networking guidebook. Last Month: 10, Months on List: 17

7. LEADERSHIP AND SELF-DECEPTION The Arbinger Institute (Berrett-Koehler $15.95) It's a leaders' motivation that matters, says this fable. Last Month: 9, Months on List: 23

8. THE GREAT CRASH 1929 John Kenneth Galbraith (Mariner Books $14) The classic 1954 account of Black Thursday and beyond. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

9. THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER WORKBOOK Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson $17.99) Shape up your finances. Last Month: --, Months on List: 21

10. THE MONEY BOOK FOR THE YOUNG, FABULOUS & BROKE Suze Orman (Riverhead $16) From career plans to credit cards. Last Month: --, Months on List: 19

11. RICH DAD'S PROPHECY Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter (Business Plus $15.95) Coming soon--a very big crash! Last Month: --, Months on List: 3

12. THE NEATEST LITTLE GUIDE TO STOCK MARKET INVESTING Jason Kelly (Plume $15) Investment strategies and tips from big players. Last Month: --, Months on List: 3

13. WORDS THAT WORK Frank Luntz (Hyperion $15.95) A GOP spinmeister on how business can improve its communications. Last Month: 8, Months on List: 3

14. FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Random House $16) Uncertainty and luck in daily life and the financial markets. Last Month: --, Months on List: 14

15. THE GOAL Eliyahu M. Goldratt (North River Press $24.95) Bringing company strategies in line with your No. 1 purpose: making money. Last Month: --, Months on List: 11

LONG-RUNNING BEST SELLERS

HARDCOVER BUSINESS BOOKS

Good to Great JIM COLLINS (COLLINS $27.50)Now, Discover Your Strengths MARCUS BUCKINGHAM, DONALD O. CLIFTON (FREE PRESS $30)Five Dysfunctions of a Team PATRICK LENCIONI (JOSSEY-BASS $24.95)The Total Money Makeover DAVE RAMSEY (THOMAS NELSON $24.99)Who Moved My Cheese? SPENCER JOHNSON (PUTNAM $19.95)

PAPERBACK BUSINESS BOOKS

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People STEPHEN R. COVEY (FREE PRESS $15)Getting Things Done DAVID ALLEN (PENGUIN $15)Rich Dad, Poor Dad ROBERT T. KIYOSAKI, SHARON L. LECHTER (BUSINESS PLUS $16.95)The Tipping Point MALCOLM GLADWELL (BACK BAY $14.95)The Intelligent Investor, Revised Edition BENJAMIN GRAHAM, WITH JASON ZWEIG (COLLINS BUSINESS $19.95)Good to Great and the Social Sectors JIM COLLINS (COLLINS $11.95)The E-Myth Revisited MICHAEL E. GERBER (COLLINS $16)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 48 Laws of Power ROBERT GREENE (PENGUIN $18)

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

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