Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, this Tuesday morning, September 6, in the “Business Life” section of the “Business and Investing” category.
1. Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, New and Expanded Edition by Jon M. Huntsman. Think about the kind of person you want to do business with. Then, be that person–and use this book to get you there.
2. Poke the Box by Seth Godin. A manifesto about producing something that’s scarce, and thus valuable.
3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. A new edition of the author’s principles for solving problems.
4. 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.
5. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Inspired by Andrew Carnegie’s magic formula for success, this book will contains “the secrets that will bring you a fortune.”
6. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss. Ferriss isn’t shy about tooting his own horn: He says he “speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, and has been a world-record holder in tango, a national champion in kickboxing, and an actor in a hit television series in Hong Kong.” Is this the sort of person you really want to be taking advice from? Anyway, Ferris offers recommendations and resources for everything from eliminating wasted time to outsourcing your job and getting cheap airfare.
7. Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life andWork by John C. Maxwell. Basing his latest book on the theory that “successful people think differently than unsuccessful people,” Maxwell (author of bestselling There’s No Such Thing As “Business” Ethics: There’s Only One Rule For Making Decisions) guides readers on the journey of mastering “good thinking” to achieve their personal and professional potential.
8. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. Methods for reducing stress and increasing performance.
9. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. The authors of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die contend that our minds are ruled by two different systems — the rational mind and the emotional mind — that compete for control. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort — but if it is overcome, change can come quickly. In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people — employees and managers, parents and nurses — have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results.
10. Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard . This story is about adjusting attitudes toward change in life, especially at work. Change occurs whether a person is ready or not, but the author affirms that it can be positive. His principles are to anticipate change, let go of the old, and do what you would do if you were not afraid.