The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the New York Times on May 10.
1. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. The people who saw the real estate crash coming and made billions from their foresight.
2. 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown by Simon Johnson and James Kwak. A call for the restructuring of the banking industry.
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 â€” from the author of Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.
4. 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.
5. The End of Wall Street by Roger Lowenstein. A journalist’s account of the financial collapse, from origins to bailout.
6. Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. Counterintuitive rules for small-business success, like “Ignore the details early on” and “Good enough is fine.”
7. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss. Because life isn’t all about work.
8. 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.
9. The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing: Do’s and Don’ts to Protect Your Financial Life (Little Books. Big Profits) by by Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth. The safe way to investing.
10. The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers by Vicky Ward. Inside Lehman Brothers.
11. 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.
12. The Daily Carrot Principle: 365 Ways to Enhance Your Career and Life by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. How setting goals and offering recognition can lead to success.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.