The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the New York Times with data from Nielsen BookScan on May 23.
1. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon. Schultz tells of his second stint as the C.E.O. of Starbucks and how he helped return the company to profitability.
2. The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream by Suze Orman. The noted personal financial adviser offers a reconsideration of the American dream.
3. Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success by Kerry Patterson and Others. On the path to success, seeing the influences that shape decisions.
4. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss. Reconstructing your life so that it’s not all about work.
5. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon. The story of Kamila Sidiqi, an Afghan entrepreneur who started a successful sewing business and mobilized her community under the Taliban.
6. Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Frank I. Luntz. Using communication skills to improve a business.
7. 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.
8. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Dan Heath and Chip Heath. The Heath brothers (coauthors of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die) address motivating employees, family members, and ourselves in their analysis of why we too often fear change.
9. Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki. A former Apple employee explains how to gain professionally and personally by bringing about change in others.
10. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh. The visionary CEO of Zappos explains how an emphasis on corporate culture can lead to unprecedented success.
11. 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.
12. Strengths-Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. Three keys to being a more effective leader.
13. Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft by Paul Allen. The co-founder of Microsoft details the early years of the software giant and his relationship with his former partner.
14. Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World by William D. Cohan. A chronicle of the rise and reach of Goldman Sachs.
15. The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk. Tips on using social media tools to connect to customers.