The following is a list of the bestselling paperback business books as ranked by the New York Times on January 18.
1. The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. The evolving business of football, viewed through the rise of the left tackle Michael Oher.
2. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.) by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. A maverick scholar and a journalist apply economic theory to everything from cheating sumo wrestlers to the falling crime rate.
3. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell. How and why certain products and ideas become fads.
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. 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 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. A new edition of the author’s principles for solving problems.
7. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. Methods for reducing stress and increasing performance.
8. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. ThalerÂ and Cass R. Sunstein. Improve decision making by applying the new science of choice architecture.
9. 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.
10. Rich Dad’s Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money by Robert T. Kiyosaki. Money lessons gleaned during the financial crisis.