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Hot List: New York Times Bestselling Paperback Business Books

The following is a list of the bestselling paperback business books as ranked by the New York Times on February 7.

1. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell. How and why certain products and ideas become fads.

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 Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The hubris of predictions — and our perpetual surprise when the not-predicted happens.

4. The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich. How two Harvard undergraduates created Facebook.

5. Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the FinancialSystem–and Themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin. The 2008 financial implosion on Wall Street and in Washington, by a New York Times business columnist.

6. The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t by Robert I. Sutton. How to build a civilized workplace and survive one that isn’t.

7. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by by Dan Ariely. The hidden forces that shape our decisions.

8. Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis. Wall Street’s tumultuous 1980s, as witnessed by a young bond trader.

9. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein. Observations on the way people make choices about health, money and happiness.

10. Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed. How four central bankers pushed the global economy into the Great Depression.