BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : FEBRUARY 19, 2001 ISSUE
BOOKS

The Best-Sellers of 2000


BusinessWeek's list of the best-sellers of 2000 includes plenty of new titles--many echoing themes that also were popular in 1999. Narratives and how-to's dealing with the digital world claim several spots, and there are management and inspirational books galore. But above all, readers remain interested in money--both how to make it and how some have squandered it.

HARDCOVER BUSINESS BOOKS

1.
WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? by Spencer Johnson, M.D. (Putnam $19.95) Learning to stop worrying and accept change.


2.
THE MILLIONAIRE MIND by Thomas J. Stanley, PhD Andrews McMeel $26.95) The values of the wealthy revealed.


3.
THE TIPPING POINT by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown $24.95) How new ideas and trends get spread like epidemics.


4.
THE NEW NEW THING by Michael Lewis (Norton $25.95) Silicon Valley and its representative man, Jim Clark.


5.
FIRST, BREAK ALL THE RULES by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman (Simon & Schuster $26) A Gallup investigation into managerial success.


6.
THE CLUETRAIN MANIFESTO by Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger (Perseus $23) The Web is a conversation--one that's changing markets.


7.
WHEN GENIUS FAILED by Roger Lowenstein (Random House $26.95) Inside hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management.


8.
GUNG HO! by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles (Morrow $20) How Walton Works No. 2 fired up its employees.


9.
THE 9 STEPS TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM by Suze Orman (Crown $23) Practical and ''spiritual'' steps for managing money.


10.
FISH! by Stephen C. Lundin, PhD, Harry Paul, and John Christensen (Hyperion $19.95) Motivating employees the Pike Place Fish Market way.


11.
HIGH TECH START UP by John L. Nesheim (Free Press $50) A handbook for startup success, by a Silicon Valley veteran.


12.
SIX SIGMA by Mikel Harry, PhD, and Richard Schroeder (Currency/Doubleday $29.95) Improvements in quality can boost profits, say two Motorola veterans.


13.
THE 21 IRREFUTABLE LAWS OF LEADERSHIP by John C. Maxwell (Thomas Nelson $17.99) A minister's down-to-earth rules.


14.
RAVING FANS by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles (Morrow $20) Turning customers into your biggest boosters.


15.
BLOWN TO BITS by Philip Evans and Thomas S. Wurster (Harvard Business School $27.50) How the Internet is reshaping business models.


PAPERBACK BUSINESS BOOKS

1.
RICH DAD, POOR DAD by Robert T. Kiyosaki, with Sharon L. Lechter, CPA (Warner $15.95) Teach your kids the rules of money that the rich play by.


2.
THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE by Stephen R. Covey (Fireside $14) Habitually popular.


3.
THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR by Thomas J. Stanley, PhD, and William D. Danko, PhD (Pocket Books $14) The simple ways of the wealthy among us.


4.
THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER by Kenneth Blanchard, PhD, and Spencer Johnson, M.D. (Berkley $12.95) Three management techniques, conveyed in brief story form.


5.
WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? by Richard Nelson Bolles (Ten Speed Press $16.95) The enduring job-search bible.


6.
RICH DAD'S GUIDE TO INVESTING by Robert T. Kiyosaki, with Sharon L. Lechter, CPA (Warner $19.95) Choosing to be rich, not merely comfortable.


7.
RICH DAD'S CASHFLOW QUADRANT by Robert T. Kiyosaki, with Sharon L. Lechter, CPA (Warner $17.95) Moving beyond job security to financial independence.


8.
GETTING TO YES by Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton (Penguin $14) A Harvard team's step-by-step guide to conflict resolution.


9.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING MONEY AND INVESTING by Kenneth M. Morris and Virginia B. Morris (Fireside $15.95) Concise explanations enriched with graphics.


10.
THE MOTLEY FOOL INVESTMENT GUIDE by David and Tom Gardner (Fireside $14) The online duo puts it on paper.


11.
BUILT TO LAST by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras (HarperBusiness $17) How 3M, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, and others became standouts.


12.
THE LEXUS AND THE OLIVE TREE by Thomas L. Friedman (Anchor Books $15) Globalization and its discontents.


13.
INVESTING FOR DUMMIES by Eric Tyson (IDG Books $19.99) From stocks to small business--with cartoons, too.


14.
24 ESSENTIAL LESSONS FOR INVESTMENT SUCCESS by William J. O'Neil (McGraw-Hill $10.95) The founder of Investor's Business Daily offers wisdom on stock-picking.


15.
DICTIONARY OF FINANCE & INVESTMENT TERMS by John Downes and Jordan Elliot Goodman (Barron's $13.95) What is an oligopsony anyway?


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, January through December, 2000.



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