The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the New York Times on March 29.
1. On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System by Henry M. Paulson Jr. The Treasury secretary during the financial meltdown describes the decisions that were made.
2. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. How everyday people can effect transformative change at work and in life.
3.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 from the author of Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.
4. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink. What really motivates people is the quest for autonomy, mastery and purpose, not external rewards.
5. 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.
6. The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It by Scott Patterson. How a new breed of math whizzes conquered Wall Street and nearly destroyed it.
7. 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.
8. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss. Because life isn’t all about work.
9. 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.
10. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin. How to become one of those workers who figure out what to do when there’s no rule book.
11. Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy by Joseph Stiglitz. A Nobel Prize-winning economist criticizes the Obama administration’s economic policy from the left.
12. Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy by Joseph Stiglitz. A Nobel Prize-winning economist criticizes the Obama administration’s economic policy from the left.
13. Strengths-Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. Three keys to being a more effective leader.
14. SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times by Gary Keller with Dave Jenks and Jay Papasan. How top real estate agents deal with tough economic times.
15. This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff. Analyses of centuries of financial blunders.