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Hot List: New York Times Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the New York Times on November 30.

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. SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. A scholar and a journalist apply economic thinking to everything: the sequel.

3. Jim Cramer’s Getting Back to Even by James J. Cramer with Cliff Mason. The “Mad Money” host offers advice for investing in a changed market.

4. Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin. The 2008 financial implosion on Wall Street and in Washington, by a New York Times reporter and columnist.

5. Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk. How the Web can help turn your passion into a business.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. The 50th Law by 50 Cent and Robert Greene.Conquering fear to attain power: a philosophy of life.

9. The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life by Ivanka Trump.  Business lessons from the daughter of Donald Trump.

10. 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.

11. Strengths-Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. Three keys to being a more effective leader.

12. 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.

13. 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.

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. This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff. Analyses of centuries of financial blunders.

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