Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 2)

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 >
BRIDGING TO THE TRILLIONS MARKET by Mazlan Abang
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 21, 2014

"A slender but information-packed primer for those daring enough to enter the world's largest financial market."
A beginner's guide to the fast-paced world of currency trading. Read full book review >
THRIVE by Mark Barnes
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 19, 2014

"Read it on your commute to work; engineer an office takeover by lunch."
A field guide to the office jungle. Read full book review >
Lessons from a CEO's Journal by Kim E. Ruyle
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 17, 2014

"Best practices shared via a catchy narrative, making for an indispensable guide for leaders who want to play the game and win."
Talented people are the engines that power companies forward, argues human resources consultant Ruyle (FYI for Insight, 2010, etc.).While Ruyle's ideas on talent management aren't new, he conveys them in a novel way: The book takes the form of a fictionalized journal written by "Jack," an engineer-turned-businessman who just reaped a $70 million windfall from selling his stake in a composite parts manufacturing firm. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"Essential for aspiring entrepreneurs, to say nothing of those looking for a view of how the modern, speed-of-light world came to be."
Richly detailed, swiftly moving work of modern business history, recounting a truly world-changing technology and the people who made it possible. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >