Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 2)

Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A solid start to an essential, gender-inclusive conversation."
A sweeping, salient survey of the gender gap in corporate America. Read full book review >
THE TYRANNY OF METRICS by Jerry Z. Muller
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"A monkey wrench in the works of HR, bean-counting, and other such enterprises and a pleasure for contrarians in a hypernumerate world."
For every quantification, there's a way of gaming it. So argues this timely manifesto against measured accountability and other "knowledge that seems solid but that is actually deceptive." Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"Solid reportage and inspirational reading for those who imagine they can do it—whatever 'it' is—better."
Profiles in courage—at least the courage to challenge conventional wisdom and innovate successfully in a world of business and institutions that don't necessarily welcome change. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Maddening for those who care about matters constitutional and an important document in the ongoing struggle to undo Citizens United."
A chronicle of the steady, willful process by which corporations became people—until, that is, you try to sue them. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A well-documented and fresh perspective on Muslim society."
How an influx of working women is changing the Muslim world. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"As the author shows, chasing prosperity is rather different from catching prosperity."
An exploration of contemporary Mozambique, which has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A weighty and robust history of a people disappeared from their own community."
The life, death, and diaspora of an American community. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Mossfon remains a maze worthy of a Cretan palace, but Bernstein does first-rate work in providing a map to a scandal that has yet to unfold completely."
A searching look at the tangled, deeply buried financial network exposed by the publication of the so-called Panama Papers. Read full book review >
WHAT’S HOLDING YOUR SALES BACK? by Peter Farkas
NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2017

"A tough, knowledgeable instruction manual that gets at the essentials of modern sales."
A straightforward, back-to-basics sales guide for the 21st century. Read full book review >
Released: July 11, 2017

"A must-read for entrepreneurial experts that also will have a broad appeal for other professionals."
A marketing consultant shares his accumulated wisdom about developing and selling expertise. Read full book review >

"Actionable solutions for senior corporate leaders that will also make engaging reading for others interested in business challenges."
This debut guide, penned by several professors, addresses contemporary threats that can face any type of business. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 21, 2016

"A comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding financial options and the stock market by an author who describes himself as 'passionate about successful investing.'"
In this debut investment manual, an experienced financial planner offers practical strategies for negotiating the stock market and building wealth. 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 >