Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 2)


"A valuable read for executives and small-business owners looking to establish a healthy company culture with a safe work environment."
Debut author Schultz and Fielkow's (Driving to Perfection, 2014) book delves into the process of setting up and maintaining a strong safety culture in the workplace.Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Illuminating—and liberating—advice for small-business owners."
An entrepreneur and efficiency expert discusses the importance of team-building, testing, time management, and more in this debut business startup guide. Read full book review >

THE MAN WHO KNEW by Sebastian Mallaby
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A well-crafted, thorough biography sure to interest students of the modern economy and financial system."
The life of perhaps the wonkiest financial theorist to sit at the helm of the Federal Reserve. Read full book review >
PROGRESS by Johan Norberg
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A refreshingly rosy assessment of how far many of us have come from the days when life was uniformly nasty, brutish, and short."
Cato Institute senior fellow Norberg (Financial Fiasco: How America's Infatuation with Home Ownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis, 2009, etc.) surveys human history and finds "things have been getting better—overwhelmingly so." Read full book review >
I Am the Monkey by Jürg Wittwer
Released: June 1, 2016

"A thorough, thoughtful look at cross-cultural understanding from an experienced expatriate author."
An exploration of cultural competency and the skills that make it possible to live and work in foreign countries. Read full book review >

How to Make Money with Global Macro by Javier Gonzalez
Released: July 7, 2016

"A provocative consideration for the thoughtful investor."
A convention-busting reappraisal of global macroeconomics. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Goldberg's writing occasionally plods, and his lengthy quotations from other sources become tiresome, but he does offer some provocative ideas for policymakers."
A global economics consultant debuts with an analysis of the failure of American foreign policy to adapt to the new realities of an interconnected world. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A timely volume that supports Jacobs' aim to 'stir up some independent thinking urgently needed as a wake-up call for America.' A perfect complement to Robert Kanigel's excellent biography, Eyes on the Street (2016)."
A collection of short pieces by an outspoken champion of urban diversity. Read full book review >
The University of Berkshire Hathaway by Daniel Pecaut

"A rare view into the mind of Warren Buffett."
A record of 30 years of holding company Berkshire Hathaway's annual meetings, replete with insight into the minds of the company's leaders. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"A common-sense volume on personal finance, written for men who take responsibility for their families' fiscal well-being."
An enthusiastic guide to financial planning focuses on the highly masculine. Read full book review >
Ravioli Rules by Alfred Manganiello
Released: July 14, 2014

"A charming use of pasta creation as a learning metaphor for managers."
A seasoned administrator employs the analogy of making ravioli to convey key team concepts in this debut business book. Read full book review >
The Great Divide by Alan Nevin

"A high-level, if uneven, summary of major trends in national and international economic development, with predictions about the zones likely to be strongest in the near future."
A new look at economic trends across the United States compares thriving regions with less successful areas. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >