Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 2)

Reconstruction: First a Body, Then a Life by Ara Lucia Ashburne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"Verbose at times but astonishing and inspirational nonetheless."
Ashburne's debut memoir recounts her extraordinary journey toward recovery from the physical and emotional scars of a near-death experience with flesh-eating bacteria. Read full book review >
A Practical Guide to Crafting your HR Strategy by Stephen M. Flynn
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A detailed theoretical structure of employment systems that provides a context for understanding the functions of HR management."
An overview of the nine employment structures at the heart of all human resources systems and practices. Read full book review >

CITIZEN COKE by Bartow J. Elmore
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"A superb, quietly devastating environmental and business history."
An eye-opening account of the "unmatched ecological appetite" behind Coca-Cola's worldwide success. Read full book review >
TOO BIG TO JAIL by Brandon L. Garrett
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Garrett combines groundbreaking research with clear writing and moral outrage."
Garrett (Law/Univ. of Virginia; Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong, 2011, etc.) presents research on criminal behavior by corporations in the United States and overseas. Read full book review >
BAD PAPER by Jake Halpern
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Halpern brings unexpected literary heft to the world of debt collection."
An investigation of the bottom-feeding underworld of debt collecting and its disreputable cast of rip-off artists. Read full book review >

THE AUTHORITY ADVISOR by Joe Simonds
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"Easy-to-read fable that makes a convincing case to develop a content marketing strategy."
A financial adviser/digital marketing guru uses a fictional story to demonstrate the importance of content marketing, or authority marketing, to attract customers and grow your business. Read full book review >
THE SLUMS OF PALO ALTO by Mark L Fussell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"A pleasure from start to finish and evidence that really smart people often have a lot of luck."
A California Institute of Technology alumnus too smart to be unemployed, Fussell (Hello World!, 2014) finds happiness through failure in this lighthearted, contemporary memoir. Read full book review >
THE AFRICAN PROJECT MANAGER by H. 'Tomi Davies
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 19, 2014

"A well-written handbook that provides an overview of management basics and may prove a useful tool for project managers preparing to work in African countries."
A clear, concise overview of project management best practices, with a particular focus on what leads to project success in Africa. Read full book review >
ECONOMICS by Ha-Joon Chang
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Economics for the 99 percent who don't know moral hazard from opportunity cost: lively, intelligent and readily accessible."
The dismal science rendered undismally, even spryly, by economist Chang (Economics/Cambridge Univ.; 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
UNLEASHED by John I Akhile Sr.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 13, 2014

"A thorough and well-reasoned, if wordy, exploration of the possibilities for economic growth in Africa."
A comprehensive strategy for encouraging economic development in African nations. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 7, 2014

"A forceful economics text that tells a damning tale of hubris."
In his debut, Greek journalist Papadogiannis argues that the triumph of economics as a science is a tragedy of human arrogance. Read full book review >
STREET SMART SELLING by Daniel Milstein
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 21, 2014

"Conversational, easy to consume and well-packaged, with an infectious passion for selling that makes for an enjoyable, uplifting read."
A top salesman shares his success strategies in this compact, nicely crafted volume. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >