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The BusinessWeek Best Seller List


Hardcover Business Books

OUTLIERS Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown $27.99) The unexpected factors that lie behind success. Last Month: 1, Months on List: 2

THE SNOWBALL Alice Schroeder (Bantam $35) A penetrating and personal look at the life of Warren Buffett. Last Month: 3, Months on List: 3

HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux $27.95) Enlisting Father Profit to save Mother Nature. Last Month: 2, Months on List: 4

STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 Tom Rath (Gallup Press $21.95) Assess your talents and put them into practice. Last Month: 4, Months on List: 23

PANIC! Michael Lewis (Norton $27.95) A collection of articles on two decades worth of market meltdowns. Last Month: 10, Months on List: 2

THE RETURN OF DEPRESSION ECONOMICS Paul Krugman (Norton $24.95) How the failure of regulation allowed the financial implosion. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

THE ASCENT OF MONEY Niall Ferguson (Penguin Press $29.95) A Harvard historian's scattershot financial history of the world. Last Month: 7, Months on List: 2

THE BLACK SWAN Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Random House $26.95) Improbable and earth-shaking events are in fact inevitable. Last Month: 8, Months on List: 21

TALENT IS OVERRATED Geoff Colvin (Portfolio $25.95) A Fortune editor analyzes world-class performers. Last Month: 14, Months on List: 2

THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK Timothy Ferriss (Crown $19.95) Defining your dreams and cutting loose from work. Last Month: 9, Months on List: 20

TRIBES Seth Godin (Portfolio $19.95) A man, a plan, and a group of followers--that's what you need to foster innovation. Last Month: 13, Months on List: 3

THE LITTLE BOOK OF BULL MOVES IN BEAR MARKETS Peter D. Schiff (Wiley $19.95) "Dr. Doom" tells how to prosper in adverse times. Last Month: 6, Months on List: 3

PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL Dan Ariely (Harper $25.95) An economist surveys how people act against their own best interests. Last Month: --, Months on List: 5

BUYOLOGY Martin Lindstrom (Doubleday $24.95) Neuromarketing explained by a Danish marketing consultant. Last Month: 15, Months on List: 3

CRASH PROOF Peter D. Schiff with John Downes (Wiley $27.95) Think foreign securities, gold, and plain old cash. Last Month: 11, Months on List: 4

Paperback Business Books

BLINK Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay Books $15.99) Snap judgments deserve careful consideration, says a writer for The New Yorker. Last Month: 6, Months on List: 21

A WHOLE NEW MIND Daniel H. Pink (Riverhead $15) The future belongs to creative "right-brain thinkers." Last Month: 2, Months on List: 22

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

WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? 2009 Richard Nelson Bolles (Ten Speed Press $18.95) The enduring job-search bible. Last Month: 5, Months on List: 4

J.K. LASSER'S YOUR INCOME TAX 2009 The J.K. Lasser Institute (Wiley $18.95) Home office deductions, moving expenses, etc. Last Month: 9, Months on List: 2

SUZE ORMAN'S 2009 ACTION PLANSuze Orman (Spiegel & Grau $9.99) Safeguards to put in place and mistakes to avoid. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

THE MONEY BOOK FOR THE YOUNG, FABULOUS & BROKE Suze Orman (Riverhead $16) From career plans to credit cards. Last Month: 11, Months on List: 21

LIAR'S POKERMichael Lewis (Penguin $15) Wall Street's outrageous culture in the 1980s, by the author of Moneyball and other works. Last Month: --, Months on List: 2

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE Dale Carnegie (Pocket Books $15) The classic networking guidebook. Last Month: 7, Months on List: 19

THE SHOCK DOCTRINE Naomi Klein (Picador $16) The catastrophic effect of neoliberal economic policies. Last Month: 10, Months on List: 5

THE SPEED OF TRUSTStephen M.R. Covey (Free Press $15) Nurturing credibility in your personal and professional lives. Last Month: 4, Months on List: 11

THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER WORKBOOK Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson $17.99) Shape up your finances. Last Month: 14, Months on List: 23

THE GREAT CRASH 1929 John Kenneth Galbraith (Mariner Books $14) The classic 1954 account of Black Thursday and beyond. Last Month: 12, Months on List: 3

MANIAS, PANICS AND CRASHESCharles P. Kindleberger, Robert Aliber (Wiley $19.95) The classic history of financial crises. Last Month: 15, Months on List: 4

AMERICA'S CHEAPEST FAMILY GETS YOU RIGHT ON THE MONEYSteve and Annette Economides (Three Rivers $12.95) Go debt-free. Last Month: --, Months on List: 1

LONG-RUNNING BEST SELLERS

HARDCOVER BUSINESS BOOKS

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

Good to Great JIM COLLINS (COLLINS $27.50)

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

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

Now, Discover Your Strengths MARCUS BUCKINGHAM, DONALD O. CLIFTON (FREE PRESS $30)

PAPERBACK BUSINESS BOOKS

The Tipping Point MALCOLM GLADWELL (BACK BAY $14.95)

Getting Things Done DAVID ALLEN (PENGUIN $15)

Rich Dad, Poor Dad ROBERT T. KIYOSAKI, SHARON L. LECHTER (BUSINESS PLUS $16.95)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People STEPHEN R. COVEY (FREE PRESS $15.95)

The Intelligent Investor, Revised Edition BENJAMIN GRAHAM, WITH JASON ZWEIG (COLLINS BUSINESS $19.95)

The E-Myth Revisited MICHAEL E. GERBER (COLLINS $16.95)

Think and Grow Rich NAPOLEON HILL (BALLANTINE $7.99)

Good to Great and the Social Sectors JIM COLLINS (COLLINS $11.95)

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

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 December. Titles that have been on the List for more than two years appear as Long-Running Best Sellers.


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