The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the New York Times on July 19.
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. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. Why 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.
3. 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.
4.The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance by Tony Schwartz with Jean Gomes and Catherine McCarthy. Advice on re-energizing and re-engaging yourself on the job and off.
5. Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm. How the global financial system broke down in 2008, and what may happen if new regulations are not embraced.
6. 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.
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. 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.
9. Strengths-Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. Three keys to being a more effective leader.
10. 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.”
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 End of Wall Street by Roger Lowenstein. A journalist’s account of the financial collapse, from origins to bailout.
13. How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes by by Peter D. Schiff and Andrew J. Schiff. Through wit, humor and illustrations, the complex financial system is explained.
14. 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.
15. 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.