Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 170)

THE RISE OF CHINA by William Overholt
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 29, 1993

"A timely report on the growth of the world's most dynamic economy, as well as a forceful argument that, often, successful political reform can follow only in the wake of—or alongside with- -economic reform."
A bullish report on China's explosively growing economy, predicting that the development of Chinese capitalism will effectively end Chinese Marxism. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 23, 1993

Though he's written two well-received financial histories, Grant (Money of the Mind, 1992; Bernard M. Baruch, 1983) is best known in financial circles for his twice-monthly newsletter, Grant's Interest Rate Observer. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 22, 1993

An economics professor's sometimes charming, sometimes glib, always counterintuitive guide to evaluating the small anomalies of daily life in a free-market society. Read full book review >
THE ECOLOGY OF COMMERCE by Paul Hawken
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 17, 1993

"High-minded—if sometimes highhanded—prescriptions that will appeal to Hawken's large readership—as well as to, no doubt, Chicken Littles everywhere."
It's not easy being green but, here, Hawken (Growing a Business, 1987, etc.) proposes a utopian scheme that, for all its good intentions, could make the process even harder. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"Still, cheaper than a power suit—and probably more effective."
Corporate insiders Driscoll and Goldberg (president of Driscoll Associates and the Avcar Group Ltd., respectively) assess the obstacles that women face in business and, based on interviews with women executives, recommend the best techniques for overcoming them. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"A colorful introduction to a landmark period in US-Latin relations. (Illustrations)"
An assured popular history of cross-border turmoil that inaugurated more than 75 years of US intervention in Latin American affairs—and that produced lasting resentment in our neighbors to the south. Read full book review >
JAPANOPHOBIA by Bill Emmott
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An evenhanded audit of an industrial power whose offshore ventures could prove no more of a challenge than those launched by US prototypes during the 1960's."
A measured appraisal of the threat, if any, posed by the 1986- 91 investments made by Japanese multinationals in the EC and the US. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An informed observer's informative progress report on some possible winners in a socioeconomic rivalry of supranational consequences."
A top securities analyst's savvy, if impressionistic, audit of the trio of multinational manufacturers she expects to rule the automotive world well into the 21st century. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Perceptive, low-key perspectives on how thoroughly modern organization men and women could, with a bit of thought, profit from the past. (Ten line drawings, maps)"
Most of those who use the days of yore to catechize or instruct corporate executives go no further than military history. Read full book review >
IN THE RINGS OF SATURN by Joe Sherman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"While tellingly detailed in many respects, Sherman's narrative wanders all over the lot, fragmenting its focus—and impact. (Six photographs, line drawings—not seen)"
A wide-ranging and ultimately diffuse reconstruction of how General Motors managed to launch a breakthrough line of popularly priced small passenger cars under the Saturn aegis at a time when the parent organization was experiencing convulsive financial, governance, and sales difficulties. Read full book review >
CRISIS INVESTING FOR THE REST OF THE '90s by Douglas Casey
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An offbeat investment guide that poses an idiosyncratic challenge to conventional wisdom and pieties. (Helpful charts and tabular material throughout)"
Among the high-profile fortunetellers who profitably dispense doomsday fiscal counsel (Batra, Browne, Granville, Ruff, et al.), Casey ranks as one of the few with real insight. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Sluggish but worth wading through. (Appendix predicting the future of retailing; 16 pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
An autobiographical account of the rise and fall of one of the nation's most dazzling shopping emporiums, written by its former longtime chairman, a hale-fellow-well-met who, in the late 1980's, was forced out by Canadian Robert Campeau, presaging the end of a hugely profitable and idiosyncratic retailing era. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sabaa Tahir
August 4, 2015

Sabaa Tahir’s novel An Ember in the Ashes reveals a world inspired by ancient Rome and defined by brutality. Seventeen-year-old Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: Never challenge the Empire. But when Laia’s brother Darin is arrested for treason, she leaves behind everything she knows, risking her life to try and save him. She enlists help from the rebels whose extensive underground network may lead to Darin. Their help comes with a price, though. Laia must infiltrate the Empire’s greatest military academy as a spy. Elias is the Empire’s finest soldier—and its most unwilling one. Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will soon discover that their fates are intertwined—and that their choices may change the destiny of the entire Empire. We talk to An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir this week on Kirkus TV. View video >