Business & Economics Book Reviews

Released: Oct. 11, 2017

"A straightforward overview of organizational theory and practice."
A handbook for creating a responsive company culture that offers employees a chance to shine. Read full book review >
THE OBJECTS THAT POWER THE GLOBAL ECONOMY by Quartz
Released: Oct. 4, 2017

"A ravishingly designed and intelligently written study of modern technology."
An illustrated book provides a tour of groundbreaking technologies and their effects. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"We are all implicated in the world of the giant factory, but students of economic history and geopolitics in particular will find much of value here."
Wide-ranging study of the world's factories over the last three centuries. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION

"Revisits basic business advice; intrapreneurs should look elsewhere for more specific guidance."
For innovative millennials who don't want to become entrepreneurs, Wooldridge offers this guide to intrapreneurship. Read full book review >
HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE by Andrew Keen
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Valuable insights on preserving our humanity in a digital world."
A leading critic of the internet finds encouraging signs of reform. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Hardly revolutionary, but sensible advice on how to nurture creativity."
Examining the lives of serial innovators reveals strong commonalities. Read full book review >
THE PROCRASTINATION ECONOMY by Ethan Tussey
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Though the observations encompass the general populace, this intermittently interesting study aims at an academic market rather than a lay readership."
A dense analysis of mobile devices and how they have blurred the lines between public and private spaces. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"A spirited critique of what Russell Jacoby has called the 'culture of endless talk,' of a piece with Jackson Lears' Fables of Abundance (1995) and Rachel Maines' Hedonizing Technologies (2009)."
In war and its commercial counterpart, we have long lived inside a "culture of consultation." So writes Nation contributing editor Featherstone (Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Worker's Rights at Wal-Mart, 2004, etc.) in this intriguing look at the rise of the focus group. Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2017

"A lucidly argued, if less than original, account of the moral implications of commerce."
A brief but wide-ranging book of thoughts on the nature of business. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A fresh, lightly written look at issues noteworthy for their complexity; just the book for the budding economist in the house."
Of economic growth and its discontents—and of new ways to gauge all of them. Read full book review >
Released: May 31, 2017

"Indispensable wisdom from a financial phenom and his team."
Entrepreneurial counsel from the celebrated "Rich Dad Advisors." Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A solid debut book providing intriguing insights into the current state of China's sociocultural system."
A revealing look at some of the women who are changing the way China operates. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >