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HARDCOVER BUSINESSS BOOKS 1. THE 50th LAW By 50 Cent, Robert Greene (HarperStudio $19.99) Succeed by conquering your fears. Last month: —, Months on list: 1 2. BOUNCE BACK By John Calipari with David Scott (Free Press $26) Kentucky's basketball coach on rebounding after setbacks. Last month: —, Months on list: 1 3. WHAT AMERICANS REALLY WANT...REALLY By Dr. Frank I. Luntz (Hyperion $24.99) A political pundit's insights into our hopes and fears. Last month: —, Months on list: 1 4. PROFITS AREN'T EVERYTHING, THEY'RE THE ONLY THING By George Cloutier (HarperBusiness $24.99) A small business coach's wisdom. Last month: —, Months on list: 1 5. HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE THINK By John C. Maxwell (Center Street $9.99) The 11 secrets successful people know (for only 10 bucks). Last month: 7, Months on list: 3 6. A COLOSSAL FAILURE OF COMMON SENSE By Lawrence G. McDonald, Patrick Robinson (Crown $27) Lehman's collapse, up close. Last month: 2, Months on list: 3 7. 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: 6, Months on list: 5 8. FIERCE LEADERSHIP By Susan Scott (Broadway Books $25) Avoiding disastrous business decisions. Last month: —, Months on list: 1 9. THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES By Ben Mezrich (Doubleday $25) An unflattering portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Last month: 1, Months on list: 3 10. TRIBES By Seth Godin (Portfolio $19.95) A man, a plan, and a group of followers—that's what you need to foster innovation. Last month: 12, Months on list: 9 11. STRENGTHS-BASED LEADERSHIP By Tom Rath, Barry Conchie (Gallup Press $24.95) The three keys to being a more effective leader. Last month: 9, Months on list: 9 12. THE SMARTEST RETIREMENT BOOK YOU'LL EVER READ By Daniel R. Solin (Penguin $21.95) A primer on retirement planning. Last month: —, Months on list: 1 13. YOU CAN'T PREDICT A HERO By Joseph J. Grano Jr. with Mark Levine (Jossey-Bass $27.95) A Wall Street veteran on overcoming adversity. Last month: —, Months on list: 1 14. PEAKS AND VALLEYS By Spencer Johnson (Atria Books $19.95) The Who Moved My Cheese? author on finding the upside at work. Last month: 10, Months on list: 7 15. IN FED WE TRUST By David Wessel (Crown Business $27.99) A vivid look at Ben Bernanke's response to the financial meltdown. Last month: 3, Months on list: 2 PAPERBACK BUSINESS BOOKS 1. RICH DAD'S INCREASE YOUR FINANCIAL I.Q. By Robert T. Kiyosaki (Business Plus $16.99) Five principles of money intelligence. Last month: —, Months on list: 10 2. RICH DAD'S CONSPIRACY OF THE RICH By Robert T. Kiyosaki (Business Plus $12.99) Tips plus wiki-style feedback from readers. Last month: —, Months on list: 1 3. SWAY By Ori Brafman, Rom Brafman (Doubleday $21.95) Rational explanations for the irrational decisions most people make. Last month: 1, Months on list: 4 4. THE RETURN OF DEPRESSION ECONOMICS By Paul Krugman (Norton $16.95) How the failure of regulation allowed the financial implosion. Last month: —, Months on list: 1 5. THE ONE-MINUTE MILLIONAIRE By Mark Victor Hansen, Robert G. Allen (Crown $15) A mix of self-help suggestions and advice on money. Last month: 5, Months on list: 2 6. THE INFORMANT By Kurt Eichenwald (Broadway Books $16.95) Greed and conspiracy in the corporate suites—it's a movie, too! Last month: —, Months on list: 1 7. 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: 2, Months on list: 5 8. HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN STOCKS By William J. O'Neil (McGraw-Hill $16.95) A seven-step system for balancing gains against risk. Last month: 6, Months on list: 14 9. SHUT UP, STOP WHINING, AND GET A LIFE By Larry Winget (Wiley $17.95) Boot camp for those who want to improve their lives. Last month: —, Months on list: 3 10. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? By 2009 Richard Nelson Bolles (Ten Speed Press $18.95) The enduring job-search bible. Last month: 3, Months on list: 13 11. THE SPEED OF TRUST By Stephen M.R. Covey (Free Press $15.95) Nurturing credibility in your personal and professional lives. Last month: 7, Months on list: 20 12. MICROTRENDS By Mark J. Penn with E. Kinney Zalesne (Twelve $14.99) Small changes that are having an outsize impact. Last month: 9, Months on list: 3 13. JIM CRAMER'S REAL MONEY By James J. Cramer (Simon & Schuster $16)The "10 Commandments of Trading." Last month: 8, Months on list: 8 14. YOU'RE BROKE BECAUSE YOU WANT TO BE By Larry Winget (Penguin $14) Straight talk about fixing your financial woes. Last month: —, Months on list: 2 15. FREAKONOMICS By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner (HarperPerennial $19.99) Crack gangs, the Ku Klux Klan, etc. examined. Last month: —, Months on list: 1 LONG-RUNNING BEST SELLERS Hardcover Business Books STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 By Tom Rath (Gallup Press $21.95) THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER By Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson $24.99) WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? By Spencer Johnson (Putnam $19.95) THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK By Timothy Ferriss (Crown $19.95) • Good to Great Jim Collins (Collins $29.99) FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM By Patrick Lencioni (Jossey-Bass $24.95) MADE TO STICK By Chip Heath, Dan Heath (Random House $26) THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER By Kenneth Blanchard, Spencer Johnson (Morrow $22.99) NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS By Marcus Buckingham, Donald O. Clifton (Free Press $30) THE BLACK SWAN NASSIM By Nicholas Taleb (Random House $28) Paperback Business Books THE TIPPING POINT By Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay $14.99) RICH DAD, POOR DAD By Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter (Business Plus $16.95) THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE By Stephen R. Covey (Free Press $15.95) THE 48 LAWS OF POWER By Robert Greene, Joost Elffers (Penguin $18) CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenney, Al Switzler, Ron McMillan (McGraw-Hill $16.95) 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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