The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the New York Times on October 26.
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 Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care by T.R. Reid. How other industrialized democracies provide health care for all at a reasonable cost.
3. What Happy Working Mothers Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Lead to a Healthy and Happy Work/Life Balance by Cathy L. Greenberg and Barrett S. Avigdor.Â How to be a successful parent and professional without sacrificing personal happiness.
4. The 50th Law by 50 Cent and Robert Greene.Conquering fear to attain power: a philosophy of life.
5. 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.
6.Â How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraud (Fisher Investments Press) by Ken Fisher with Lara Hoffmans. Five signs for detecting and avoiding financial fraud.
7. How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins. Companies fail in stages, and their decline can be detected and reversed.
8. Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst “Best” Practices of Business Today by Susan Scott. How to spot long-accepted but wrongheaded organizational practices.
9. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss. Because life isn’t all about work.
10. Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work by Matthew B. Crawford. A philosopher and mechanic argues for the satisfactions and challenges of manual work.
11. What Americans Really Want…Really: The Truth About Our Hopes, Dreams, and Fears by Frank I. Luntz. Better business decisions can be made when customers’ demands are known and understood.
12. Strengths-Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. Three keys to being a more effective leader.
13. In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic by David Wessel.Â How Ben Bernanke and his Federal Reserve colleagues worked to prevent another Great Depression.
14. A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers by Lawrence G. McDonald and Patrick Robinson.The inside story of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, from a former vice president of the firm.
15. Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From the Economic Collapse by Peter D. Schiff with John Downes. This updated edition tells how to remedy the current economic crisis that the first volume predicted would occur.