The following is a list of the bestselling paperback business books as ranked by the New York Times on May 19.
1. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell. How and why certain products and ideas become fads.
2. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. Methods for reducing stress and increasing performance.
3. Go Green, Live Rich: 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth and Get Rich Trying by David Bach with Hillary Rosner. Fifty ways to save money while making your life and your finances greener.
4. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink. Why right-brainers will rule the future.
5. Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money–That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert Kiyosaki with Sharon Lechter. What the wealthy teach their children about money that others do not.
6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. A new edition of the author’s principles for solving problems.
7. The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M. R. Covey with Rebecca R. Merrill. How to cultivate trust in business, politics and personal relationships.
8. Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money (Rich Dad’s) by Robert T. Kiyosaki. Advice for getting smarter with your money, from the author of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad.”
9. The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman. A columnist for the New York Times analyzes 21st-century economics and foreign policy and presents an overview of globalization trends.
10. FairTax: The Truth: Answering the Critics by Neal Boortz and John Linder with Rob Woodall. A radio host and a U.S. congressman defend their 2005 plan for abolishing federal income taxes and the I.R.S.