The following is a list of the bestselling paperback business books as ranked by the New York Times on March 21.
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. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell. How and why certain products and ideas become fads.
3. 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.
4. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report: Final Report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States [Paperback] by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. A national commission investigates the conditions that led to the economic turmoil of 2008.
5. 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.
6. Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis. Wall Street’s tumultuous 1980s, as witnessed by a young bond trader.
7. The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich. How two Harvard undergraduates created Facebook.
8. 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.
9. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by by Dan Ariely. The hidden forces that shape our decisions.
10. 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.