December 30, 2010

News & Opinion: The Bestsellers of 2010

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 8:57 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

This year saw a big development in our monthly bestseller lists, as Inc. magazine decided to partner with us to spread the word about what books businesspeople are purchasing for themselves and their teams. Thus was born the Inc./800-CEO-READ Business Book Bestseller List.

We've recently compiled the numbers for the entire year, giving weight to both total sales numbers and how long each book stayed on the list (and at what number), and we are now pleased to present

the bestsellers of 2010.



  1. Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath; Gallup Press
  2. The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg, John David Mann ; Portfolio
  3. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard By Chip Heath, Dan Heath, Broadway
  4. Love Leadership: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World by John Hope Bryant; Jossey-Bass
  5. Return of the Gold: The Journey of Jerry Colangelo and the Redeem Team by Dan Bickley; Morgan James Publishing
  6. Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit and Drives Tomorrow's Growth By Inder Sidhu , FT Press
  7. Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money by Robert T Kiyosaki; Business Plus
  8. Accelerating Out of the Great Recession: How to Win in a Slow-Growth Economy by David Rhodes, Daniel Stelter; McGraw-Hill
  9. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin; Portfolio
  10. What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter; Hyperion
  11. How Companies Win: Profiting from Demand-Driven Business Models No Matter What Business You're In by Rick Kash, David Calhoun ; HarperBusiness
  12. Keep Swinging: An Entrepreneur's Story of Overcoming Adversity & Achieving Small Business Success by Jay Myers, Darren Dahl; Morgan James Publishing
  13. Six Pixels of Separation: Everyone Is Connected. Connect Your Business to Everyone by Mitch Joel, Business Plus
  14. Rich Dad's Prophecy: Why the Biggest Stock Market Crash in History Is Still Coming... and How You Can Prepare Yourself and Profit from It! by Robert T Kiyosaki, Sharon L Lechter; Business Plus
  15. Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It by Marshall Goldsmith; Hyperion
  16. The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace by Lynn Lancaster, David Stillman; HarperBusiness
  17. Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down by Vineet Nayar, Harvard Business Press
  18. The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Cultures by Frans Johansson; Harvard Business Press
  19. Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd by Youngme Moon; Crown
  20. Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business by Josh Bernoff, Ted Schadler; Harvard Business Press
  21. The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? by Ian Bremmer; Portfolio
  22. Spend Shift: How the Post-Crisis Values Revolution Is Changing the Way We Buy, Sell, and Live By John Gerzema, Michael D'Antonio; Jossey-Bass
  23. Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuck; Harper Studio
  24. The Mirror Test: Is Your Business Really Breathing? by Jeffrey W Hayzlett, Jim Eber; Business Plus
  25. Inside Every Woman: Using the 10 Strengths You Didn't Know You Had to Get the Career and Life You Want Now by Vickie Milazzo; John Wiley & Sons

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