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The Wall Street Journal Buisness Book Index

April Groves recently asked her readers what they were reading. So, if you had a hard time coming up with something impressive (like I did) or you’re struggling to find something worthwhile, here is a list of top 10 business books on the WSJ Business Book Index:

  1. The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan
  2. Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
  3. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  4. Good to Great by Jim Collins
  5. Women & Money by Suze Orman
  6. Basic Black by Cathie Black
  7. Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life by Donald J. Trump
  8. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  9. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  10. Getting Things Done by David Allen

I have read three out of the ten, so I have a ways to go. A friend just recommended “Four Hour Work Week” and I hope to get to that soon. Also, I’m supposed to do a book review on “The Age of Turbulence” for my blog but haven’t. But hopefully soon I will have read 50% of the books on this list!

How many have you read?

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  1. Ricardo Bueno

    December 4, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    I’m reading “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki right now but not because I haven’t read it before. Instead, I’m hosting a “Book Club” on my weblog. The idea is to cover (1) one chapter weekly or bi-weekly (due to the holiday schedule) and do a recap on the chapter while hi-lighting basic but important financial topics.

    The premise is simple, we talk about helping our clients build sustainable financial futures and helping them buy the home of their dreams. Well, why not engage with them on another level and share with them some great reading material?

  2. April Groves

    December 4, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Shaliesh – Thanks for the mention…I have taken a break reading the real stuff…I am knee deep in Wicked right now and loving every minute of it!

    Ricardo…I have found where you found me 🙂

  3. April Groves

    December 4, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    oopss typo SHAILESH

  4. Ricardo Bueno

    December 4, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    April: Aha! That’s too funny! I tried tracking back yesterday but couldn’t figure it out.

    Anyway, nice to meet you!

  5. Wade Young

    December 4, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    The Science of Getting Rich is a must read. And it’s free. You can get it in a .pdf file at:

  6. Robert D. Ashby

    December 4, 2007 at 11:12 pm


    As I mentioned over at April’s post, I read a lot of blgos, but also try to read at least 3 books a month, mostly in a summary format (business books). I have found Citizen Marketers to be an excellent book for the bloggers as it is about social media and how it propels business.

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