Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 176)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 16, 1993

"A thoughtful and unusually well-written briefing that may prove more useful—and certainly more reinforcing—for small- business people than for Fortune 500 execs."
Forget downsizing, streamlining, and even restructuring: According to business-consultant Farrell, it's time to heave out entire corporate divisions and departments and to spin off what's left into down-and-dirty, turn-on-a-dime, small entrepreneurial ventures. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The accessible text has charts and graphs throughout (not seen)."
An informed assessment of what's in store for the computer industry now that IBM is no longer showing the way. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The scrupulously documented text has 16 pages of photos (not seen)."
An illuminating, unsentimental biography of William H. Gates III, youthful cofounder of Microsoft—the multibillion-dollar enterprise that dominates the world of PC software. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Out of this clutch will emerge a memorable few, and Shabecoff's offering, despite its flaws, has the breadth and acuity to be among them."
A wide-ranging and detailed survey of the U.S. environmental tradition from ancient Americans to Al Gore, with cogitations on the squandering, sullying, and disfiguring of our land; by former veteran New York Times correspondent Shabecoff. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A perceptive overview, then, of a consequential clash among the world's economic superpowers."
A journalist's savvy appraisal of how corporate America and Japan, Inc., measure up against a more or less united European Community in the trilateral struggle for economic ascendancy in Europe. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A bleak view of the press by one who's in a position to know."
A trenchant and disturbing analysis of the transformation of newspapers from gatherers of news to profitable corporate assets, by the former editor of the Chicago Tribune. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A thorough evaluation of a capitalist whose often stormy career commands respect and attention. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A Pulitzer-winning journalist's hard-hitting take on Frederick W. Smith, the offbeat entrepreneur who launched and still runs Federal Express. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 26, 1993

More business-oriented advice and cheerleading from Mackay (Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"Not a primer in the theory and practice of futures trading, which can be understood only partially by reading between the lines—but full of fascinating historical tidbits lying beneath the promotional blitz."
Forty essays and speeches, many dating back to the 1970's, by the ex-chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Read full book review >
KILLING THE SACRED COWS by Ann Crittenden
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 12, 1993

"A thought-provoking, if scattershot, tract."
A progressive's remedies for perceived ills allegedly created by Reaganomics. Read full book review >
VICTORY SECRETS OF ATTILA THE HUN by Wess Roberts
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 6, 1993

"A decidedly different sort of management guide—and one whose purposefully perverse protagonist still commands serious attention."
A welcome return for one of publishing's more implausible—and popular—paradigms (Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, 1989), giving Roberts (Straight A`s Never Made Anybody Rich, 1991) a chance to offer crafty counsel on what it takes to create and run a prospering enterprise. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"A challenging analysis of how the world really works."
While the world is shrinking in many ways, globally dispersed ethnic groups—according to this provocative account by Kotkin (West Coast editor of Inc.; coauthor, The Third Century, 1988, etc.)—are playing pivotal roles in shaping its economic future. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >