800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources, compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best-sellers for March 2009, plus descriptions of the Top 10.

1. “Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ” by Robert T. Kiyosaki; Business Plus

2. “Rich Dad’s Prophecy” by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter; Business Plus

3. “Rescue Your Money” by Ric Edelman; Free Press

4. “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” by Marshall Goldsmith; Hyperion

5. “Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!” by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter; Business Plus.

6. “The Brand Bubble” John Gerzema and Ed Lebar; Jossey-Bass

7. “Ride of a Lifetime: Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way” by Paul Teutul; John Wiley & Sons.

8. “The Trusted Advisor” by David Maister, Charles Green, and Robert Galford; Free Press

9. “Succession: Are You Ready?” by Marshall Goldsmith; Harvard Business Press

10. “Big Switch, The: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google” by Nick Carr; W.W. Norton & Company

11. “Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney” by Lee Cokerell; Doubleday

12. “Courage: The Backbone of Leadership” by Gus Lee and Diane Elliott- Lee; Jossey-Bass

13. “World Wide Rave” by David Meerman Scott; John Wiley and Sons

14. “Are You a Stock or a Bond ” by Moshe A. Milevsky,; FT Press

15. “The Blue Sweater” by Jacqueline Novogratz; Rodale Press

16. “Grown Up Digital” by Don Tapscott; McGraw-Hill Companies

17. “Unlock Behavior, Unleash Profits” by Leslie Braksick; McGraw-Hill Companies

18. “Get Off Your Duff and Make Your Own @#$! Cheese” by Sean Roach; Morgan James Publishing

19. “Opting for Opulence:14 Proven Strategies to Master Selling in the Luxury Market” by Greg Winston; Morgan James Publishing

20. “Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out” by Marci Shimoff; Free Press

21. “Do the Right Thing” by James Parker; Wharton School Publishing

22. “The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea” by Bob Burg, John David Mann; Portfolio

23. “Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way” by Ron Karr, John Wiley & Sons

24. “The New Leadership Code” by Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood, and Kate Sweetman; Harvard Business Press

25. “Hit the Ground Running” by Jason Jennings; Portfolio


Descriptions of the Top Ten

1. “Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ” by Robert T. Kiyosaki; Business Plus

As Kiyosaki has preached over and over again, one has to truly under the process of how money works before one can start out on trying to escape the daily financial Rat Race

2 “Rich Dad’s Prophecy” by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter; Business Plus

Joining half a dozen popular “Rich Dad” books, this volume continues Kiyosaki’s eloquent yet simple survival instructions to investors present and future.

3. “Rescue Your Money” by Ric Edelman; Free Press

This book reveals the one investment goal you should have, the two obstacles you’ll face, and why you’ve been failing with your investment strategies..

4. “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” by Marshall Goldsmith; Hyperion

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

5. “The Brand Bubble” John Gerzema and Ed Lebar; Jossey-Bass

Using a five-stage model, “The Brand Bubble” reveals how today’s successful brands – and tomorrow’s – have an insatiable appetite for creativity and change.

6. “Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!” by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter; Business Plus.

“Rich Dad, Poor Dad” chronicles the story of the authors, two dads, and their varying financial strategies to illustrate the need for a new financial paradigm in order to achieve financial success in the new millennium.

7. “Ride of a Lifetime: Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way” by Paul Teutul; John Wiley & Sons.

In “The Ride of a Lifetime,” Teutul elucidates the business principles that have made Orange County Choppers a household name.

8. “The Trusted Advisor” by David Maister, Charles Green, and Robert Galford; Free Press

In “The Trusted Advisor,” the authors effectively build their case through anecdote and illustration, then relay a solid series of relevant suggestions applicable to both would-be consultants and those already active in the field

9. “Succession: Are You Ready?” by Marshall Goldsmith; Harvard Business Press

In this concise book, leading executive coach and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith offers candid advice on succession from the outgoing executive’s perspective

10. “Big Switch, The: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google” by Nick Carr; W.W. Norton & Company While it may seem that we’re in the midst of an unprecedented technological transition, Carr posits that the direction of the digital revolution has a strong historical corollary: electrification.


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