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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 August 30.

1. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh. Lessons from business (pizza place, worm farm, Zappos) and life.

2. 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.

3. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. Why 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.

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 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss. Because life isn’t all about work.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today’s Profit and Drives Tomorrow’s Growth by Inder Sidhu. They strategy of “both-and’ is far more productive than the limiting “either-or” approach.

9. 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.”

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home by Dan Ariely. How we can make better choices about money and relationships given the human tendency toward irrational, emotional decision-making.

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

14. More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite by Sebastian Mallaby. Hedge funds and how they came to be.

15. The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick. The origin of Facebook.

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