Best Books of 2007

Customers' Favorites: Business & Investing

Here are the topselling business and investing books on Amazon.com during 2007. (Ranked according to customer orders through October. Only books published for the first time in 2007 are eligible.) See more editors' picks and customers' favorites in our Best of 2007 Store.

Which of our topsellers was your favorite? Vote for your choice in the box to the right.


1. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
by Timothy Ferriss
4.4 out of 5 stars (3,391 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Harmony
April 24, 2007
Hardcover

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Review
Tim is Indiana Jones for the digital age….Simply put, do what he says and you can live like a millionaire. --Albert Pope, Derivatives Trading, UBS World HeadquartersStunning and amazing….Whether you're a wage slave or a Fortune 500 CEO, this book will change your life. --Phil Town, #1 New York ... Read more

2. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Incerto)
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Incerto)
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
3.7 out of 5 stars (951 customer reviews)
In Stock
Random House
April 17, 2007
Hardcover

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Amazon.com Review
Bestselling author Nassim Nicholas Taleb continues his exploration of randomness in his fascinating new book, The Black Swan, in which he examines the influence of highly improbable and unpredictable events that have massive impact. Engaging and enlightening, The Black Swan is a book that may change the way you ... Read more

3. The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World
The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World
by Alan Greenspan
4.2 out of 5 stars (317 customer reviews)
In Stock
Penguin Press HC, The
September 17, 2007
Hardcover

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Amazon.com Review
In the immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001, in his fourteenth year as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan took part in a very quiet collective effort to ensure that America didn't experience an economic meltdown, taking the rest of ... Read more

4. Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny
Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny
by Suze Orman
4.6 out of 5 stars (406 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Spiegel & Grau
February 27, 2007
Hardcover

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Amazon.com Review
Money maven Suze Orman's latest book, Women & Money addresses the complicated (and often dysfunctional) relationship women have with personal finance. Orman's direct, non-condescending style is perfect for this subject matter--she begins with the premise that "Women can invest, save, and handle debt as well and skillfully as any ... Read more

5. What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
by Marshall Goldsmith
4.6 out of 5 stars (481 customer reviews)
In Stock
Hachette Books
January 9, 2007
Hardcover

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From Publishers Weekly
Goldsmith, an executive coach to the corporate elite, pinpoints 20 bad habits that stifle already successful careers as well as personal goals like succeeding in marriage or as a parent. Most are common behavioral problems, such as speaking when angry, whi... Read more

6. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Chip Heath
4.6 out of 5 stars (719 customer reviews)
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Random House
January 2, 2007
Hardcover

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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Unabashedly inspired by Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling The Tipping Point, the brothers Heath—Chip a professor at Stanford's business school, Dan a teacher and textbook publisher—offer an entertaining, practical guide to effective communication. Drawing extensively on psychosocial studies on memory, emotion and motivation, their study is couched in ... Read more

7. StrengthsFinder 2.0
StrengthsFinder 2.0
by Tom Rath
4.0 out of 5 stars (1,814 customer reviews)
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Gallup Press
February 1, 2007
Hardcover

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Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Chances are, you don't. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. To help people ... Read more

8. The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
by Robert I. Sutton
4.3 out of 5 stars (274 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Business Plus
February 22, 2007
Hardcover

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From Publishers Weekly
This meticulously researched book, which grew from a much buzzed-about article in the Harvard Business Review, puts into plain language an undeniable fact: the modern workplace is beset with assholes. Sutton (Weird Ideas that Work), a professor of manageme... Read more

9. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns
by John C. Bogle
4.5 out of 5 stars (277 customer reviews)
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Wiley
March 5, 2007
Hardcover

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Review
"excellent advice in a concise and accessible manner." (... Read more

10. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
by Anthony D. Williams
3.8 out of 5 stars (143 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Portfolio Hardcover
December 28, 2006
Hardcover

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From Publishers Weekly
The word "wiki" means "quick" in Hawaiian, and here author and think tank CEO Tapscott (The Naked Corporation), along with research director Williams, paint in vibrant colors the quickly changing world of Internet togetherness, also known as mass or global... Read more