The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the New York Times on March 9.
1. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. hy some people succeed â€” it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent â€” 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 Great Depression Ahead: How to Prosper in the Crash Following the Greatest Boom in History by Harry S. Dent Jr. A financial prognosticator anticipates further market crashes and an extended downturn, but sees a way for savvy investors to prosper.
3. The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes by Bryan Burrough. The four wealthiest Texas oil families across several generations.
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. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse by Thomas E. Woods Jr. A free-market look at the stock-market collapse and an argument against the bailout.
9. How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer. Neuroscience reveals that the best decisions are a blend of feeling and reason, and learning more about how we think can help us make better decisions.
10. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss. Because life isn’t all about work.
11. 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.
12. Strengths-Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. Three keys to being a more effective leader.
13. Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. How to identify and develop your talents and those of your employees.
14. 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.
15. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder. The life of Warren Buffett.