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may13homespunweb.jpgRISMEDIA, May 13, 2008-(MCT)-800-CEO-READ, a 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 April 2008, plus descriptions of the Top 10.

1. “How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything … in Business” by Dov L. Seidman; Wiley

Sustainable advantage and enduring success-for both companies and the people who work for them-now lie in the realm of how, the new frontier of conduct.

2. “Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming” by Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn; W.W. Norton

Bold innovators and investors are reinventing energy and the ways we use it, and are poised to remake the world’s biggest business and save the planet-if America’s political leaders give them a fair chance to compete

3. “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 and Sharon L. Lechter; Business Plus

A financial plan to help baby boomers survive an impending economic crash.

4. “We Are Smarter Than Me: How to Unleash the Power of Crowds in Your Business” by Barry Libert, Jon Spector and Don Tapscott; Wharton School Publishing

Discover exactly how to use social networking and community in your business, driving better decision-making and greater profitability.

5. “The Granularity of Growth: How to Identify the Sources of Growth and Drive Enduring Company Performance” by Patrick Viguerie, Sven Smit and Mehrdad Baghai; Wiley

Reveals why growth is so important, what enables certain companies to grow, and how to ensure that growth comes from multiple sources as you take both a broad and a granular view of your markets.

6. “Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls” by Noel M. Tichy and Warren G. Bennis; Portfolio

Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis show how to recognize the critical moment before a judgment call, when swift and decisive action is essential, and also how to execute a decision after the call.

7. “Creating Success from the Inside Out: Develop the Focus and Strategy to Uncover the Life You Want” by Ephren W. Taylor; Wiley

Shares the inspiring and motivational story of Ephren Taylor, one of the world’s youngest-ever CEOs of a publicly traded company.

8. “Wins, Losses and Lessons: An Autobiography” by Lou Holtz; HarperCollins

Lou Holtz gives his best-a poignant, funny, and instructive look into a life well lived.

9. “No: The Only Negotiating System You Need for Work and Home” by Jim Camp; Crown Business

The world’s No. 1 negotiating coach shows how to release the emotional pressure that’s part of any negotiation by using his proven system of safe, decision-based negotiation that enables you to meet all your objectives.

10. “Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies” by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff; Harvard Business School Press.

“Groundswell” provides practical advice on how to stay nimble and flexible in an ever-morphing digital world.

11. “Jack: Straight from the Gut” by Jack Welch with John A. Bryne; Business Plus
12. “Release Your Brilliance: The 4 Steps to Transforming Your Life and Revealing Your Genius to the World” by Simon T. Bailey; Collins
13. “Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want” by James H. Gilmore and B. Joseph, II Pine; Harvard Business School Press
14. “Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization” by Dave Logan, John King and Halee Fischer-Wright; Collins
15. “Rules to Break and Laws to Follow: How Your Business Can Beat the Crisis of Short-Termism” by Don Peppers and Martha Rogers; Wiley
16. “No Man’s Land: What to Do When Your Company Is Too Big to Be Small But Too Small to Be Big” by Doug Tatum; Portfolio
17. “Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow” by Chip Conley; Jossey-Bass
18. “Extraordinary Circumstances: The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower” by Cynthia Cooper; Wiley
19. “Real You Incorporated: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs” by Kaira Sturdivant Rouda; Wiley
20. “Mass Career Customization: Aligning the Workplace With Today’s Nontraditional Workforce” by Cathleen Benko and Anne Weisberg; Harvard Business School Press
21. “For One More Day” by Mitch Albom; Hyperion
22. “Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant” by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne; Harvard Business School Press
23. “Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything” by Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams; Portfolio
24. “Come On People: On the Path from Victims to Victors” by Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint; Thomas Nelson
25. “Awakening the Entrepreneur Within: How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies” by Michael E. Gerber; Collins.

800-CEO-READ, a direct supplier of business books and other knowledge resources for businesses and organizations nationwide, is a division of Milwaukee-based Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops.

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