HR Management & Compliance

HOT LIST: New York Times Bestselling Business Books

The following is a list of the bestselling business books as ranked by the New York Times on April 28.

1 Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny, by Suze Orman. How women can achieve financial security.
2 Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, by Dan Ariely. An M.I.T. behavioral economist shows how emotions and social norms systematically shape our behavior.
3 The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, by Timothy Ferris. Because life isn’t all about work.
4 The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, by Dave Ramsey. Debt reduction and fiscal fitness for families, by the radio talk-show host.
5 Now, Discover Your Strengths, by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. How to identify and develop your talents and those of your employees.
6 Jim Cramer’s Stay Mad for Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich (Make Your Kids Even Richer), by James J. Cramer with Cliff Mason. The host of “Mad Money” on CNBC explains how to get rich and stay rich.
7 How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not?, by Robert Shemin. A multi millionaire shares the secrets of the superwealthy.
8 Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. A scholar uses economics to explore the incentives that drive such disparate groups, including crack gangs, sumo wrestlers, school teachers, campaign fund-raisers and real estate agents.
9 Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions, by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber. A fable about how to bring about change in a group, through the eyes of a penguin bearing bad news.
10 What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter. How to beat bad habits that hinder success.
11 Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, by Jeffrey D. Sachs. An economist argues for global cooperation around shared goals of sustainable development.
12 The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. A financial trader with an expertise in probability theory and statistics, debunks much about economic forecasting, and uses examples ranging from how a book becomes a best-seller to how an entrepreneur becomes a mogul.
13 Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Principles that make some business ideas stickier (longer-lived) than others.
14 The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict, by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes. Litany of hidden costs withheld from U.S. taxpayers about the Iraq war is revealed by, Noble Prize winner Stiglitz and Harvard Professor Bilmes.
15 The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash, by Charles R. Morris. Behind the credit bubble