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The BusinessWeek Best-Sellers of 2002


Hardcover Business Books

1. Good to Great Jim Collins (HarperBusiness * $27.50) How run-of-the-mill companies make the leap to excellence. Months on list: 15

2. Leadership Rudolph W. Giuliani (Talk Miramax * $25.95) Hizzoner speaks.

Months on list: 3

3. Execution Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan (Crown Business * $27.50) Making strategies work. Months on list: 7

4. Jack Jack Welch, with John A. Byrne (Warner Business * $29.95) GE's ex-chairman reflects on his life and accomplishments. Months on list: 11

5. Primal Leadership Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee (Harvard Business School * $26.95) Using "emotional intelligence" as a leadership tool.

Months on list: 9

Long-Running Hardcover Best-Sellers

Who Moved My Cheese Spencer Johnson (Putnam * $ 19.95)

Fish! Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen (Hyperion * $19.95)

First, Break All The Rules Marcus Buckingham, Curt Coffman (Simon & Schuster * $27)

Now, Discover Your Strengths Marcus Buckingham, Donald O. Clifton ( Free Press * $27)

Raving Fans Ken Blanchard, Sheldon Bowles (Morrow * $20)

Gung Ho! Ken Blanchard, Sheldon Bowles (Morrow * $20)

6. Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? Louis V. Gerstner Jr. (HarperBusiness * $27.95) The turnaround at IBM, by the company's ex-CEO. Months on list: 2

7. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership John C. Maxwell (Thomas Nelson * $22.99) A minister's down-to-earth rules. Months on list: 23

8. The One-Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen, Robert G. Allen (Harmony Books * $19.95) Chicken soup for the investor. Months on list: 3

9. Take on the Street Arthur Levitt, with Paula Dwyer (Pantheon * $24.95) The former SEC chairman on accounting sleight of hand and wise investing. Months on list: 3

10. Fish! Tales Stephen C. Lundin, John Christensen, Harry Paul, with Philip Strand (Hyperion * $19.95) Reel in more of the "Fish! Philosophy." Months on list: 8

11. The Road to Wealth Suze Orman (Riverhead * $29.95) Personal-finance counseling. Months on list: 10

12. Rich Dad's Prophecy Robert T. Kiyosaki, with Sharon L. Lechter (Warner * $21.95) Coming soona very big crash! Months on list: 3

13. Whale Done! Ken Blanchard, Thad Lacinak, Chuck Tompkins, Jim Ballard (Free Press * $19.95) Tips from Shamu's trainers. Months on list: 7

14. Wealth and DemocracyKevin Phillips (Broadway * $29.95) How the rich get richer: politics. Months on list: 6

15. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni (Jossey-Bass * $22) Overcoming behavior that obstructs teamwork. Months on list: 7

Long-Running Paperback Best-Sellers

Rich Dad, Poor Dad Robert T. Kiyosaki, with Sharon L. Lechter (Warner * $15.95)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen R. Covey (Fireside $14)

Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant Robert T. Kiyosaki, with Sharon L. Lechter (Warner $17.95)

Getting to Yes Roger Fisher, William Ury, Bruce Patton (Penguin * $14)

The One Minute Manager Kenneth Blanchard, Spencer Johnson (Berkley $12.95)

Rich Dad's Guide to Investing Robert T. Kiyosaki, with Sharon L. Lechter (Warner $19.95)

Built to Last James C. Collins, Jerry I Porras (HarperBusiness * $17.95)

The Millionaire Next Door Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko (Pocket Books $7.99)

Paperback Business Books

1. Fast Food Nation Eric Schlosser (HarperCollins * $13.95) The bad news on burgers. Months on list: 11

2. Rich Dad's Retire Young Retire RichRobert T. Kiyosaki, with Sharon L. Lechter (Warner * $17.95) Plan ahead. Months on list: 12

3. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay * $14.95) What turns an idea into a hot trend. Months on list: 12

4. A Beautiful Mind Sylvia Nassar (Touchstone * $16) A biography of Nobel laureate John Forbes Nash Jr. Months on list: 4

5. Real Estate Riches Dolf De Roos (Warner * $17.95) Why buildings are better investments than stocks. Months on list: 14

6. Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain (Ecco * $14) A peek inside the restaurant industry, by a veteran chef. Months on list: 6

7. What Color is Your Parachute? Richard Nelson Bowles (Ten Speed * $16.95) The 2002 edition of the enduring job-search bible. Months on list: 9

8. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom Suze Orman (Three Rivers * $13.95) Learn to save. Months on list: 23

9. The E-Myth Revisited Michael E. Gerber (HarperBusiness * $16) A systems approach to small-business success. Months on list: 15

10. The Richest Man in Babylon George S. Clason (Signet * $6.99) Save 10% of what you earnthen pay your bills. Months on list: 10

11. Smart Couples Finish Rich David Bach (Broadway * $14.95) Manage your money after you've walked down the aisle. Months on list: 3

12. The Courage to Be Rich Suze Orman (Penguin Putnam * $14) The rites of passageand their financial consequences. Months on list: 2

13. The Ernst & Young Tax Guide 2002 The Tax Partners and Professionals of Ernst & Young LLP (Wiley * $16.95) Warm up that calculator. Months on list: 3

14. Home Buying for Dummies by Eric Tyson, Ray Brown (Wiley * $21.95) Gimme shelterand a mortgage. Months on list: 18

15. Smart Women Finish Rich David Bach (Broadway * $14.95) A nine-step program by a Wall Street veteran. Months on list: 1


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