Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 176)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"Laurie's conclusions are debatable, but by giving a voice to the growing number of Yankee samurai, he has added valuable insight into American-Japanese relations."
A front-line view of the uneasy intertwining of Japanese and American cultures as experienced by ``Yankee samurai,'' or American employees of US-based subsidiaries of Japanese companies. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 2, 1992

"Serrin has made Homestead's tragedy our own. (B&w photos—16 pages—not seen.)"
A profoundly moving elegy on the death of a legendary Pennsylvania steel town—and, by extension, the end of a century of Smokestack America—from Serrin (Journalism/NYU), a former labor correspondent for The New York Times. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Speculative nonsense, albeit of the slick, state-of-the-art sort for which there is an indisputably durable demand."
An overstated case for the proposition that our socioeconomic future depends largely upon the emergence of amorphous entities that the authors dub ``virtual corporations.'' By the breathless account of Davidow (Marketing High Technology, 1986) and Malone (Going Public, 1991, etc.), a virtual corporation is a radically restructured, free-form enterprise equipped to deliver immediate consumer gratification in cost- effective fashion. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A surfeit of reinvented wheels and overbearing, jargon-marred preaching."
In the wake of accepting N.Y.C.'s Catholic Archdiocese as a PR client of Hill & Knowlton Inc. last year, Dilenschneider was obliged to step down as the firm's CEO. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Valuable for its shrewd analysis of the political background of health-care policy."
Historical and geographical perspective on our health-care crisis, by a former Maine legislator and governor's aide. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A balanced, interpretive progress report on a world-class business leader whose career story remains to be told in full."
A workmanlike appreciation of John Francis (``Neutron Jack'') Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"In any case, a moral call to arms, trumpeted with spirit."
A Catholic priest sets out to explain that the union of a free society and a free-market economy is not a shotgun wedding but a marriage made in heaven. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"In the meantime, this savvy briefing could help venturesome apostles of free enterprise steer clear of the many pitfalls that await outlanders in what once was the USSR."
A breezy, street-wise guide to doing business in the erstwhile Soviet Union that does for the so-called Commonwealth of Independent States—the ``New Russia''—approximately what P.J. O'Rourke's Parliament of Whores did for the US government. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 25, 1992

"A worthwhile warning that attempts to hit too many targets, reducing its impact."
Disease-mongering—convincing the healthy that they are sick or the slightly ill that they are very sick—is big business, says Payer (How to Avoid a Hysterectomy, 1987). Read full book review >
VISIONARY LEADERSHIP by Burt Nanus
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 18, 1992

"A largely routine, essentially redundant primer on productive and prescient stewardship."
Pedestrian variations on a theme that Nanus (The Leader's Edge, 1989; coauthor, Leaders, 1985) has played before, albeit to no great effect. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"While Sullivan is right to decry the gap in the current literature on Japan, he fails to stake out new territory here."
From Sullivan (Univ. of Washington Business School): a study that's part exploration of the role of Japanese corporations in American life, part critique of the current US-Japan dialogue, part how-to for Americans working for Japanese managers—and far too meandering and diffuse to offer a proper treatment of its many subjects. Read full book review >
YOUNG MEN AND FIRE by Norman Maclean
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"It is also an exercise in age-old wisdom—the lesson that suffering is the surest path to truth—exhaustively researched and lovingly expressed. (Thirteen halftones, two maps—not seen.)"
The terrifying story of the worst disaster in the history of the US Forest Service's elite Smokejumpers outfit, by the author of the classic A River Runs Through It (1976). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >