Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 2)

Released: June 1, 2018

"Fans of good beer will enjoy Noel's explorations, which make for a useful cautionary tale as well."
Mass-produced beer? You're soaking in it—and sometimes, as this foamy exposé relates, under the guise of a trendy indie label. Read full book review >
Released: May 29, 2018

"Informative, entertaining reading for nontechies."
An insider's account of the mapping technology that gave rise to Google Maps. Read full book review >

Released: May 27, 2018

"A comprehensive and informative handbook for those who see a book as a useful step on their career paths."
A guide to publishing that focuses on using authorship for professional positioning. Read full book review >
Released: May 22, 2018

"A frustrating account of the current exasperating state of affairs. For a more penetrating portrait of similar issues, head back to Detroit."
A notorious journalist attempts to unpack the complex political, social, and cultural issues that have come to dominate the American discourse. Read full book review >
Released: May 22, 2018

"An edifying account of entrepreneurial success."
In this debut book, a retired executive examines the genesis and evolution of his family's business, Dollar General. Read full book review >

BAD BLOOD by John Carreyrou
Released: May 21, 2018

"Already slated for feature film treatment, Carreyrou's exposé is a vivid, cinematic portrayal of serpentine Silicon Valley corruption."
A deep investigative report on the sensationalistic downfall of multibillion-dollar Silicon Valley biotech startup Theranos. Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2018

"An entertaining, intertwined tale of triumph, hubris, and Manifest Destiny in the city of angels."
The birth of modern-day Los Angeles viewed through the prism of three of its most ardent advocates. Read full book review >
BULLSHIT JOBS by David Graeber
Released: May 15, 2018

"Overlong, but the book offers comfort to those who are performing the white-collar version of burger-flipping and hating every minute of it."
Forget Piketty or Marx. Graeber (Anthropology/London School of Economics; The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy, 2015, etc.) is calling bullshit when it comes to the wage-slave economy. Read full book review >
THE ART OF GATHERING by Priya Parker
Released: May 15, 2018

"Useful to those whose job it is to plan meetings, conferences, and the like and a worthy survival manual for consumers of the same."
Wherever two or more of you gather, you're probably doing it wrong. Read full book review >
Released: May 8, 2018

"A well-reported, optimistic portrait of America's future."
An illuminating trip through "parts of the country generally missed by the media spotlight." Read full book review >
Released: May 8, 2018

"A valuable resource for executives concerned with the protection of vital, technological property."
A brief but comprehensive introduction to business cybersecurity for tech noobs. Read full book review >
Released: May 8, 2018

"An impressive, well-told tale that illuminates several essential tenets of management."
A debut business book that uses a story of a new hire to distill business leadership into easily understood principles. 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 >