Hot List: New York Times Bestselling Paperback Business Books

March 21, 2011 - by: admin 0 COMMENTS

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.

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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

March 14, 2011 - by: admin 0 COMMENTS

The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan.

1. Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story by Peter Guber. Shows how to move beyond soulless Power Point slides, facts, and figures to create purposeful stories that can serve as powerful calls to action.

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.

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Hot List: Bestselling “Business Life” books on Amazon.com

March 07, 2011 - by: admin 0 COMMENTS

Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, this Monday morning, March 7, in the “Business Life” section of the “Business and Investing” category.

1. The Rules of Work, Expanded Edition: A Definitive Code for Personal Success (Richard Templar’s Rules) by Richard Templar. These rules are guiding principles meant to improve both what you do and how you do it, giving you the unmistakable air of confidence that will win you admiration, respect, and the next promotion.

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The Wisdom of Crowds

March 02, 2011 - by: Paul Knoch 0 COMMENTS

HR practitioner Paul Knoch reviews The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki. He finds that while the book is a bit heavy on theory and light on real-life examples, the examples that are provided are revealing and the book raises the important question of whether businesses should look beyond a small field of experts or managers when making decisions.


Remember the game-show sensation “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” Contestants vied for a prize of one million dollars by answering a series of questions correctly. The questions started out fairly easy and became increasingly difficult. When stumped, a contestant could choose from three “lifelines” for help. One lifeline removed half of the possible answers, leaving the contestant with a 50/50 chance of guessing correctly. Another lifeline allowed the contestant to call a more knowledgeable friend and ask for help. The third lifeline simply polled the audience. If you watched the show, you may recall that the audience was almost always right.

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Hot List: New York Times Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

February 28, 2011 - by: admin 0 COMMENTS

The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the New York Times with data from Nielsen BookScan on February 28.

1. All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera. Two business journalists ex­amine the financial crisis of 2008.

2.  The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. The sequel to #1 best-selling Liar’s Poker examines the issue of who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages.

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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

February 21, 2011 - by: admin 0 COMMENTS

The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan.

1. 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.

2. The Investment Answer by Daniel C. Goldie and Gordon S. Murray. Wall Street veteran Murray and financial advisor Goldie give readers five basic questions to consider when investing.

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Hot List: Bestselling “Organizational Behavior” Books on Amazon.com

February 14, 2011 - by: admin 0 COMMENTS

Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, this Monday morning, February 14, in the “Organizational Behavior” section of the “Business and Investing” category.

1. Thank God It’s Monday!: How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love by Roxanne Emmerich. Consultant and public speaker Emmerich writes that passion and creativity are the keys to changing a dysfunctional company into one with happier and more productive workers, as well as happier and more loyal customers.

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Hot List: New York Times Bestselling Paperback Business Books

February 07, 2011 - by: admin 0 COMMENTS

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.

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The Checklist Manifesto

January 31, 2011 - by: Dan Oswald 1 COMMENTS

I had been thinking recently about the importance of a good “to do” list, so when I stumbled upon the Atul Gawande’s book The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. I decided it was fate and bought a copy. Now I must admit, I had not heard anything about the book despite the fact that it was a New York Times bestseller and had won “Best Book of the Month” from Amazon back in December 2009.

So I began to read assuming that my affection for “to do” lists was going to be confirmed. What I discovered was much more. Gawande may give a nod to the traditional “to do” list, but his checklists are a whole lot more. The checklists that Gawande advocates in his book are a concise list of standard operating procedures for any task, even some of the most complex imaginable.

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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

January 24, 2011 - by: admin 0 COMMENTS

The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan.

1. 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.

2.  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.

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