The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan.
1. Get Rich Click!: The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet by Marc Ostrofsky. Includes strategies and techniques for the Internet entrepreneur and real-life success stories about people who made millions online.
2. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath. Are you unsure where your true talents lie? Do you feel that you are both a person who gets things done and someone who offers penetrating analysis? Well, you can discover whether you are truly an “achiever” or an “analytical” by completing the online quiz. Then, the book will give you “ideas for action” and tips for how best you can work with others. More of a patiencetester than Strengthsfinder, the quiz/book is probably best for those who have lots of time on their hands.
3. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz. The president and chairman of Starbucks shares the remarkable story of his return and the company’s ongoing transformation under his leadership, revealing how, during one of the most tumultuous economic times in history, Starbucks again achieved profitability and sustainability without sacrificing humanity.
4. Leadership is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It by Jeremie Kubicek. Argues that the key to effective leadership is learning how to influence in a way that engenders greater trust, stronger partnerships, and more impactful endeavors.
5. No Fear of Failure: Real Stories of how leaders deal with risk and change by Gary Burnison. Offers insightful, candid conversations with some of the world’s top leaders in business, politics, education, and philanthropy — each giving a first-person account of how they approached crucial, career defining moments.
6. Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth by Mika Brzezinski. Blends personal anecdotes from White House star Valerie Jarrett, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Joy Behar, Donnie Deutsch, Jack Welch, and Donald Trump and opinions with the latest research and polling on issues such as equal pay, women in the boardroom, and access to start-up capital.
7. The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream by Suze Orman. The financial planner asserts that the New American Dream is not the things we accumulate but the confidence that comes from knowing that which we’ve worked so hard for cannot be taken away from us.
8. 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.
9. The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor (Columbia Business School Publishing) by Howard Marks. The chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career.
10. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni. The author targets group behavior in the final entry of his trilogy of corporate fables. When the instructional tale is over, Lencioni discusses the “five dysfunctions” (absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results) and provides a questionnaire for readers to use in evaluating their own teams and specifics to help them understand and overcome these common shortcomings.