The most frequently cited books on Work & Money from 5+ years of Ask.MetaFilter Q&A.

I counted every amazon link on every single question and answer page (6,964 pages) from the work & money category of Ask.MetaFilter. This spans more than five years worth of advice.

Personally, I trust this list to be the best books on the topic. That's because I believe in the power of hive minds, and I believe that MetaFilter is one of the best hive minds out there. I don't know why MetaFilter is so good. Perhaps it's because it costs $5 to join the community, or that it has a slight bias for librarians. All I know is that some book recommendations on there have changed my life.

And now I have a lot more reading to do.

- Philip Dhingra
Note: One vote per book per user. Spans 2003-12-09 thru 2009-03-19.
Be sure to check out my self-help blog: Self-Programming.
I also made a list for the Human Relations category.

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2009: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
(All Editions)

by Richard Nelson Bolles
Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
by Joe Dominguez, Vicki Robin
A Random Walk Down Wall Street: Including a Life-Cycle Guide to Personal Investing
by Burton G. Malkiel
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke
by Suze Orman
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by David Allen
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)
by Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig, Warren E. Buffett
The Millionaire Next Door
by Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
The Wealthy Barber, Updated 3rd Edition: Everyone's Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent
by David Chilton
Graphic Artists Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines
by Graphic Artists Guild
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (Second Edition)
by Tom DeMarco, Timothy Lister
The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio
by William J. Bernstein
The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
by Neil Fiore
The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need
by Andrew Tobias
What Should I Do with My Life?: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question
by Po Bronson
How to Win Friends & Influence People
by Dale Carnegie
I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
by Barbara Sher
The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing
by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, Michael LeBoeuf, John C. Bogle
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
by Michael E. Gerber
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties
by Beth Kobliner
Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
by Michael Lewis
Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager
by Michael Lopp
The Intelligent Asset Allocator: How to Build Your Portfolio to Maximize Returns and Minimize Risk
by William Bernstein
The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success
by Nicholas Lore
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
by Dave Ramsey
The Two Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke
by Elizabeth Warren, Amelia Warren Tyagi
Ask the Headhunter: Reinventing the Interview to Win the Job
by Nick A. Corcodilos
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen, Roger Fisher
Do What You Are : Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type--Revised and Updated Edition Featuring E-careers for the 21st Century
by Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron-Tieger
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition
by Steve Krug
Finding Your Perfect Work: The New Career Guide to Making a Living, Creating a Life
by Paul Edwards, Sarah Edwards
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
by Jim Collins
Growing a Business
by Paul Hawken
Jim Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World
by James J. Cramer
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
by Anthony Bourdain
Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
by Keith Ferrazzi, Tahl Raz
Personal Finance For Dummies, 5th edition
by Eric Tyson
The Complete Tightwad Gazette
by Amy Dacyczyn
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
by Robert I. Sutton
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do
by Studs Terkel

© 2009 Philip Dhingra