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Hot List: New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List

The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the New York Times on January 26.

1. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. hy some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent — from the author of Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.

2. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder. The life of Warren Buffett.

3. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution–and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman. How a green revolution can renew America, by the New York Times columnist.

4. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson. A financial history of the world, stressing the link between politics and economics.

5. Call Me Ted by Ted Turner with Bill Burke. The entrepreneur’s personal story.

6. The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 by Paul Krugman. The recipient of the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics revises his earlier work from 1999 to reflect current economic crisis.

7. Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity by Michael Lewis. Author of Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game chronicles modern day market crashes, from 1987 up to 2008.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin. The myth that “greatness” is derived from innate talent is debunked.

11. Freakonomics Rev Ed 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.

12. The Ten Roads to Riches: The Ways the Wealthy Got There (And How You Can Too!) (Fisher Investments Press) by Ken Fisher and Lara Hoff­mans. How America’s millionaires and billionaires made their fortunes, and what to learn from them.

13. 32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business by Earvin “Magic” Johnson. NBA superstar highlights his entrepreneurial skills.

14. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss. Because life isn’t all about work.

15. Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life by John C. Bogle. The founder of the Vanguard mutual fund group offers thoughts on financial obses­sion, corporate excess and sound professional values.

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