Top Twenty Most Popular Books on This Site in 2007

Here, according to Amazon, were the top twenty most popular books purchased via this site in 2007:

  1. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups Early Days
  2. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
  3. The Poker Face of Wall Street
  4. A Demon of Our Own Design: Markets, Hedge Funds, and the Perils of Financial Innovation
  5. The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity
  6. Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
  7. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)
  8. Hedge Hunters: Hedge Fund Masters on the Rewards, the Risk, and the Reckoning
  9. Calculated Bets
  10. Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure
  11. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
  12. A Bull in China: Investing Profitably in the World’s Greatest Market
  13. Capital Ideas Evolving
  14. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
  15. Normal Accidents
  16. Plight of the Fortune Tellers: Why We Need to Manage Financial Risk Differently
  17. Micromotives and Macrobehavior (Fels Lectures on Public Policy Analysis)
  18. The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co.
  19. Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes And How To Correct Them: Lessons From The New Science Of Behavioral Economics
  20. The Dhandho Investor: The Low – Risk Value Method to High Returns


  1. oh oh. what does it say about one when you have half of these books sitting on your bookshelf but only had time to read “founders at work” and “dreaming in code”!

  2. Richard Rodgers says:

    Read “Art of the Start”…which would be the first book I would recommend to an entrepreneur about doing a startup.
    Also read “Founders at Work”, which was fascinating.

  3. Founders at Work was a great book which I purchased from through this blog this year.
    Paul, you should get a more updated Web 2.0 type book together like Founders at Work.