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HARDCOVER BUSINESS BOOKS

THE AGE OF TURBULENCE Alan Greenspan (Penguin Press $35) A memoir combined with economic analysis from the Fed's ex-chief. Last month: 1, Months on list: 2

THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK Timothy Ferriss (Crown $19.95) Defining your dreams and cutting loose from work. Last month: 2, Months on list: 6

STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 Tom Rath (Gallup Press $19.95) Assess your talents and put them into practice. Last month: 3, Months on list: 9

THE BLACK SWAN Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Random House $26.95) Improbable and earth-shaking events are in fact inevitable. Last month: 4, Months on list: 7

BASIC BLACK Cathie Black (Crown $24.95) A memoir and career advice from the CEO of Hearst Magazines. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

LAUNCHING A LEADERSHIP REVOLUTION Chris Brady, Orrin Woodward (Business Plus $23.99) Developing the skills a leader needs. Last month: 8, Months on list: 2

MICROTRENDS Mark J. Penn with E. Kinney Zalesne (Twelve $25.99) Breezy profiles of niche groups, from Pro-Semites to Pet Parents. Last month: 5, Months on list: 2

THINK BIG AND KICK ASS IN BUSINESS AND LIFE Donald Trump, Bill Zanker (Collins $26.95) More preening from the Donald. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

WOMEN & MONEY Suze Orman (Spiegel & Grau $24.95) Inspirational prose and practical tools to help females with their finances. Last month: 9, Months on list: 9

HOW LIFE IMITATES CHESS Garry Kasparov (Bloomsbury $25.95) The onetime chess champ's primer on success. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

INFLUENCER Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler (McGraw-Hill $24.95) Motivating others. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

IT'S YOUR SHIP D. Michael Abrashoff (Warner Business $24.95) The crew will be productive if they feel empowered, says this Navy officer. Last month: 14, Months on list: 5

OUR ICEBERG IS MELTING John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber (St. Martin's $19.95) A global-warming fable on coping with change. Last month: 7, Months on list: 13

MADE TO STICK Chip Heath, Dan Heath (Random House $24.95) Why some ideas gain traction while others fade from view. Last month: 6, Months on list: 10

THE LIES ABOUT MONEY Ric Edelman (Free Press $28) Overcoming mutual funds' deceptions. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

PAPERBACK BUSINESS BOOKS

THE WORLD IS FLAT Thomas L. Friedman (Picador $16) Globalization is great--sort of, says a columnist for The New York Times. Last month: 2, Months on list: 3

GOOD TO GREAT AND THE SOCIAL SECTORS Jim Collins (Collins $11.95) How noncorporate organizations can excel. Last month: 3, Months on list: 23

BLINK Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay Books $15.99) Snap judgments deserve careful consideration, says a writer for The New Yorker. Last month: 1, Months on list: 8

A GUIDE TO THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE Project Management Institute (PMI $49.95) Delivering results. Last month: 6, Months on list: 20

CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler (McGraw-Hill $16.95) Those all-important talks. Last month: 4, Months on list: 21

RULE #1 Phil Town (Three Rivers Press $14.95) Think like a business owner and target your investments accordingly. Last month: 9, Months on list: 2

WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? 2008 Richard Nelson Bolles (Ten Speed Press $18.95) The enduring job-search bible. Last month: 5, Months on list: 2

FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Random House $14.95) Uncertainty and luck in daily life and in the financial markets. Last month: 7, Months on list: 8

THE MONEY BOOK FOR THE YOUNG, FABULOUS & BROKE Suze Orman (Riverhead $16) From career plans to credit cards. Last month: 14, Months on list: 8

THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR, REVISED EDITION Benjamin Graham, with Jason Zweig (HarperBusiness $19.95) The classic. Last month: --, Months on list: 22

A WHOLE NEW MIND Daniel H. Pink (Riverhead $15) The future belongs to creative "right-brain thinkers." Last month: 10, Months on list: 8

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE Dale Carnegie (Pocket Books $14) The classic networking guidebook. Last month: 11, Months on list: 8

LEADERSHIP AND SELF-DECEPTION The Arbinger Institute (Berrett-Koehler $14.95) Its a leader's motivation that matters, says this fable. Last month: 15, Months on list: 14

START LATE, FINISH RICH David Bach (Broadway $14.95) Strategies for baby boomers nearing the age of retirement. Last month: 8, Months on list: 10

MASTERS OF SALES Ivan R. Misner, PhD, Don Morgan, M.A. (Entrepreneur Press $19.95) Vignettes from real-life Willy Lomans. Last month: 12, Months on list: 2

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)

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team PATRICK LENCIONI (JOSSEY-BASS $24.95)

Who Moved My Cheese? SPENCER JOHNSON (PUTNAM $19.95)

Freakonomics STEVEN D. LEVITT, STEPHEN J. DUBNER (MORROW $27.95)

The Total Money Makeover DAVE RAMSEY (THOMAS NELSON $24.99)

Paperback Business Books

Getting Things Done DAVID ALLEN (PENGUIN $15)

Rich Dad, Poor Dad ROBERT T. KIYOSAKI WITH SHARON L. LECHTER (WARNER $16.95)

The Tipping Point MALCOLM GLADWELL (BACK BAY $14.95)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People STEPHEN R. COVEY (FREE PRESS $15)

Getting To Yes ROGER FISHER, WILLIAM URY, BRUCE PATTON (PENGUIN $15)

The E-Myth Revisited MICHAEL E. GERBER (HARPERBUSINESS $16)

The 48 Laws of Power ROBERT GREENE (PENGUIN $18)

The Millionaire Next Door THOMAS J. STANLEY, PHD, WILLIAM D. DANKO, PHD (POCKET BOOKS $15)

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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