The BusinessWeek Best Seller List
HARDCOVER BUSINESSS BOOKS 1. OUTLIERS By Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown $27.99) The unexpected factors that lie behind success. Last month: 1, Months on list: 72. WHO'S GOT YOUR BACK By Keith Ferrazzi (Broadway $25) Don't try to go it alone. Build an inner circle of trusted individuals. Last month: —, Months on list: 13. THANK GOD IT'S MONDAY! By Roxanne Emmerich (FT Press $19.99) This consultant's advice for changing organizations: passion and creativity. Last month: —, Months on list: 14. HOUSE OF CARDS By William D. Cohan (Doubleday $27.95) A behind-the-scenes account of why Bear Stearns went bust so fast. Last month: 2, Months on list: 35. HOW THE MIGHTY FALL By Jim Collins (Jim Collins $23.99) The seeds of decay can be sown— unnoticed—while a company rides high. Last month: —, Months on list: 16. FOOL'S GOLD By Gillian Tett (Free Press $26) JPMorgan's role in creating innovative and destructive derivatives. Last month: —, Months on list: 17. STREET FIGHTERS By Kate Kelly (Portfolio $24.95) The last three days in the life of investment bank Bear Stearns. Last month: —, Months on list: 18. HOW: WHY HOW WE DO ANYTHING MEANS EVERYTHING By Dov Seidman (Wiley $27.95) Business is changing—and so must you. Last month: —, Months on list: 19. THE ULTIMATE DEPRESSION SURVIVAL GUIDE By Martin D. Weiss (Wiley $27.95) How to create a crisis-proof personal financial plan. Last month: 3, Months on list: 210. STRENGTHS-BASED LEADERSHIP By Tom Rath, Barry Conchie (Gallup Press $24.95) The three keys to being a more effective leader. Last month: 10, Months on list: 511. ANIMAL SPIRITS By George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller (Princeton University Press $24.95) Of irrationality and systemic risk. Last month: 9, Months on list: 212. PEAKS AND VALLEYS By Spencer Johnson (Simon & Schuster $19.95) The Who Moved My Cheese? author on finding the upside at work. Last month: 5, Months on list: 313. THINK LIKE A CHAMPION By Donald Trump with Meredith McIver (Vanguard Press $24.95) The Donald's philosophy of achieving success. Last month: 8, Months on list: 214. TALENT IS OVERRATED By Geoff Colvin (Portfolio $25.95) Excellence is within everyone's reach, with the right kind of effort. Last month: —, Months on list: 815. MADE TO STICK By Chip Heath and Dan Heath (Random House $25) Six reasons why some ideas catch on while others wither away. Last month: —, Months on list: 21 PAPERBACK BUSINESS BOOKS 1. SUZE ORMAN'S 2009 ACTION PLAN By Suze Orman (Spiegel & Grau $9.99) Safeguards to put in place and mistakes to avoid. Last month: 1, Months on list: 62. NUDGE By Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein (Penguin $16) Why we make flawed decisions and how we can start making better ones. Last month: 2, Months on list: 33. I WILL TEACH YOU TO BE RICH By Ramit Sethi (Workman $13.95) A crash course that aims to put 20- to 35-year-olds on the right track. Last month: 5, Months on list: 34. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? 2009 By Richard Nelson Bolles (Ten Speed Press $18.95) The enduring job-search bible. Last month: 3, Months on list: 95. HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE By Dale Carnegie (Pocket Books $15) The classic networking guidebook. Last month: 4, Months on list: 246. THE SPEED OF TRUST By Stephen R. Covey (Free Press $15.95) Nurturing credibility in your personal and professional lives. Last month: 6, Months on list: 167. DEBT CURES "THEY" DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT By Kevin Trudeau (Equity Press $14.95) How to turn bad debt into good credit. Last month: —, Months on list: 18. THE NEW RULES OF MARKETING AND P.R. By David Meerman Scott (Wiley $16.95) Harnessing the Web to reach the customer. Last month: 11, Months on list: 49. JIM CRAMER'S REAL MONEY By James J. Cramer (Simon & Schuster $16) The "10 Commandments of Trading." Last month: 9, Months on list: 410. BRAIN RULES By John Medina (Pear Press $15) How the brain works and a dozen ways to turn this knowledge into success. Last month: —, Months on list: 111. THE GOAL By Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox (North River Press $24.95) Aligning company strategy with priority No. 1: making money. Last month: 10, Months on list: 1412. THE WORLD IS FLAT By Thomas L. Friedman (Picador $16) Globalization is great—sort of, says a columnist for The New York Times. Last month: —, Months on list: 2013. THE MONEY BOOK By Jan Budkowski (Zambezi Publishing $11.95) An ex-banker delivers straight-up advice on managing your money. Last month: —, Months on list: 114. THE SHOCK DOCTRINE By Naomi Klein (Picador $16) When disasters strike, capitalists rush in to seize opportunities for profit and influence. Last month: —, Months on list: 515. CAN I WEAR MY NOSE RING TO THE INTERVIEW? By Ellen Gordon Reeves (Workman Publishing $13.95) Job-hunting for first-timers. Last month: —, Months on list: 1 LONG-RUNNING BEST SELLERS Hardcover Business Books StrengthsFinder 2.0 By Tom Rath (Gallup Press $21.95)Good to Great By Jim Collins (Collins $29.99)Five Dysfunctions of a Team By Patrick Lencioni (Jossey-Bass $24.95)Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson (Putnam $19.95)The Total Money Makeover By Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson $24.99)The 4-Hour Workweek By Timothy Ferriss (Crown $19.95)Now, Discover Your Strengths By Marcus Buckingham, Donald O. Clifton (Free Press $30)Our Iceberg is Melting By John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber (St. Martin's $19.95) Paperback Business Books The Tipping Point By Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay $14.99)The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People By Stephen R. Covey (Free Press $15.95)Getting Things Done By David Allen (Penguin $16)Blink By Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay $15)Rich Dad, Poor Dad By Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter (Business Plus $16.95)A Whole New Mind By Daniel H. Pink (Riverhead $15)Getting to Yes By Roger Fisher, William Ury, Bruce Patton (Penguin $16)The Intelligent Investor By Benjamin Graham, with Jason Zweig (Collins $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 May. Titles that have been on the List for more than two years appear as Long-Running Best Sellers.