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The BusinessWeek Best Seller List


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

Hardcover Businesss Books

1 OUTLIERS Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown $27.99) The unexpected factors that lie behind success. Last month: 1, Months on list: 4

2 GET MOTIVATED! Tamara Lowe (Doubleday $24.95) The business seminar maven tells how to decode your motivational DNA. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

3 THE THREE LAWS OF PERFORMANCE Steve Zaffron, Dave Logan (Jossey-Bass $27.95) Overcoming institutional resistance to change. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

4 THE GREAT DEPRESSION AHEAD Harry S. Dent Jr. (Free Press $27) Prosper during an unprecedented economic downturn. Last month: 5, Months on list: 2

5 THE RETURN OF DEPRESSION ECONOMICS Paul Krugman (Norton $24.95) How the failure of regulation allowed the financial implosion. Last month: 9, Months on list: 3

6 THE BIG RICH Bryan Burrough (Penguin Press $29.95) The rise, fall, and impact of the empires built by four Texas oil legends. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

7 MELTDOWN Thomas E. Woods Jr. (Regnery $27.95) Why the U.S. economy cratered--and why big-government solutions won't help. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

8 HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux $27.95) Enlisting Father Profit to save Mother Nature. Last month: 4, Months on list: 6

9 THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK Timothy Ferriss (Crown $19.95) Defining your dreams and cutting loose from work. Last month: 7, Months on list: 22

10 THE SNOWBALL Alice Schroeder (Bantam $35) A penetrating and personal look at the life of Warren Buffett. Last month: 8, Months on list: 5

11 STRENGTHS BASED LEADERSHIP Tom Rath, Barry Conchie (Gallup Press $24.95) How able leaders inspire teamwork. Last month: 3, Months on list: 2

12 LORDS OF FINANCE Liaquat Ahamed (Penguin Press $32.95) How central bankers' acts precipitated the Great Depression and WWII. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

13 WHAT WOULD GOOGLE DO Jeff Jarvis (HarperCollins $26.99) Applying the search giant's iconoclastic ideas to, well, everything. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

14 THE BLACK SWAN Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Random House $26.95) Improbable and earth-shaking events are in fact inevitable. Last month: 6, Months on list: 23

15 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: 14, Months on list: 5

Paperback Business Books

1 SUZE ORMAN'S 2009 ACTION PLAN Suze Orman (Spiegel & Grau $9.99) Safeguards to put in place and mistakes to avoid. Last month: 1, Months on list: 3

2 J.K. LASSER'S YOUR INCOME TAX 2009 The J.K. Lasser Institute (Wiley $18.95) Home office deductions, moving expenses, and so forth. Last month: 3, Months on list: 4

3 WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? 2009 Richard Nelson Bolles (Ten Speed Press $18.95) The enduring job-search bible. Last month: 6, Months on list: 6

4 BLINK Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay Books $15.99) Snap judgments deserve careful consideration, says a writer for The New Yorker. Last month: 2, Months on list: 23

5 HOW I MADE MY FIRST MILLION ON THE INTERNET Ewen Chia (Morgan James $18.95) A step-by-step guide for Web entrepreneurs. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

6 A WHOLE NEW MIND Daniel H. Pink (Riverhead $15) The future belongs to creative "right-brain thinkers," says this former aide to Al Gore. Last month: 7, Months on list: 24

7 THE WORLD IS FLAT Thomas L. Friedman (Picador $16) Globalization is great--sort of, says a columnist for The New York Times. Last month: 4, Months on list: 18

8 THE SPEED OF TRUST Stephen M.R. Covey (Free Press $15) Nurturing credibility in your personal and professional lives. Last month: 9, Months on list: 13

9 HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE Dale Carnegie (Pocket Books $15) The classic networking guidebook. Last month: 10, Months on list: 21

10 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL GUIDE TO THE END OF WALL STREET AS WE KNOW IT Dave Kansas (Collins Business $15.99) What's safe now. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

11 JIM CRAMER'S REAL MONEY James J. Cramer (Simon & Schuster $16) The "10 Commandments of Trading." Last month: 5, Months on list: 2

12 LIAR'S POKER Michael Lewis (Viking Penguin $15) The transformation of an art major into a Salomon Brothers bond trader in the '80s. Last month: --, Months on list: 3

13 THE NEW RULES OF MARKETING AND P.R. David Meerman (Wiley $24.95) Harnessing the Web to communicate with the customer. Last month: --, Months on list: 1

14 THE LEAN SIX SIGMA POCKET TOOLBOOK Michael George, David Rowlands, Mark Price, John Maxey (McGraw-Hill $16.95) Tips aplenty. Last month: --, Months on list: 2

15 THE MONEY BOOK FOR THE YOUNG, FABULOUS & BROKE Suze Orman (Riverhead $16) From career plans to credit cards. Last month: 13, Months on list: 23

LONG-RUNNING BEST SELLERS

HARDCOVER BUSINESS BOOKS

StrengthsFinder 2.0 TOM RATH (GALLUP PRESS $21.50)

Good to Great JIM COLLINS (COLLINS $27.50)

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

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

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

Our Iceberg Is Melting JOHN KOTTER, HOLGER RATHGEBER (ST. MARTIN'S $19.95)

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

PAPERBACK BUSINESS BOOKS

The Tipping Point MALCOLM GLADWELL (BACK BAY $14.95)

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

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

Getting Things Done DAVID ALLEN (PENGUIN $16)

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

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


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