Business Bestsellers:Read 'Em and Leap

Last Updated Nov 20, 2008 1:40 PM EST

Warren Buffett's biography and Dan Roam's book on visual problem solving are the only books to make Amazon.com business bestsellers and its editors 'best of' picks for 2008. Many of these books are not yet nominated for BNET's Best Business Books of 2008. There is still time for you to suggest them -- voting will start this weekend.

Here listed, Amazon.com editors' picks:

  1. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, by Alice Schroeder
  2. A Sense of Urgency, by John P. Kotter
  3. The Brand Bubble: The Looming Crisis in Brand Value and How to Avoid It, by John Gerzema and Ed Lebar
  4. The Momentum Effect: How to Ignite Exceptional Growth, by J.C. Larreche
  5. The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures, by Dan Roam
  6. The Gone Fishin' Portfolio: Get Wise, Get Wealthy...and Get on With Your Life (Agora Series), by Alexander Green
  7. The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By, by Scott A. Shane
  8. Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies, by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff
  9. The Contrarian Effect: Why It Pays (Big) to Take Typical Sales Advice and Do the Opposite, by Michael Port and Elizabeth Marsh
  10. Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition, by Guy Kawasaki
Meanwhile, the Amazon bestsellers:
  1. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, by Dan Ariely
  2. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, by Alice Schroeder
  3. Presentation Zen, by Garr Reynolds
  4. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness, By Richard H. Thaler and Cass Sunstein
  5. The New Paradigm for Financial Markets, by George Soros
  6. Economic Facts and Fallacies, by Thomas Sowell
  7. Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism, by Kevin Phillips
  8. The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures, by Dan Roam
  9. The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash, by Charles R. Morris
  10. Six Disciplines® Execution Revolution: Solving the One Business Problem That Makes Solving All Other Problems Easier, by Gary Harpst
Expect to see Tom Friedman's "Hot, Flat and Crowded" and Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers" pop up on the bestseller lists, as well.

  • Michael Fitzgerald

    Michael Fitzgerald writes about innovation and other big ideas in business for publications like the New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, Inc. and CIO. He’s worked as a writer or editor at Red Herring, ZDNet, TechTV and Computerworld, and has received numerous awards as a writer and editor. Most recently, his piece on the hacker collective the l0pht won the 2008 award for best trade piece from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He was also a 2007 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion.