Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 2)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"The author is not much of a prose stylist, but he gives enough historical evidence to back the theory that political and social change are in the hands of activists willing to make a stand against conventional practices."
Thoughts on how "alternative institutions" could revamp American society. Read full book review >
It's My Pleasure by Dee Ann Turner
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An excellent resource for anyone tasked with the professional management of others."
A blueprint for fostering a workplace environment that's conducive to both success and moral development. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 16, 2014

"A professionally packaged, well-written guide for people involved in financial decisions."
A handy, deskside reference on various types of corporate financing. Read full book review >
NO SUCH THING AS A FREE GIFT by Linsey McGoey
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Picking up the cudgels wielded by Ida Tarbell and her fellow trustbusters, McGoey produces a startling report."
McGoey (Sociology/Univ. of Essex) probes the business motivations of contemporary philanthropic organizations. Read full book review >
WHY WE WORK by Barry Schwartz
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A call, in a few pointed words, for an expanded, genuine work ethic."
Schwartz (Psychology/Swarthmore Coll.; The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, 2003, etc.) begs to differ with Adam Smith—it's not simply wages that keep people working.Read full book review >

LITTLE RICE by Clay Shirky
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A compact, accessible, and intelligently delivered update on China's evolving economic and political front via one particularly accomplished electronics venture."
A compact report on the world's biggest economy, told through the story of the third-largest global manufacturer of smartphones. Read full book review >
Building Your Own Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Business by Armel Possi
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 29, 2015

"A comprehensive handbook covering the operations of a niche industry."
A manual for entrepreneurs interested in opening a medical transportation business. Read full book review >
DNA of Mathematics by Mehran Basti
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"Despite occasional nuggets of intrigue, wildly uneven and simply too disorganized to hold much interest or credibility."
Debut author Basti, a mathematician, explains the wide-ranging significance of Riccati differential equations frequently used in studies of motion in physics and engineering. Read full book review >
UNFINISHED BUSINESS by Anne-Marie Slaughter
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Informative guidance on how men and women can come together in the workforce and at home."
One woman's vision on how to create gender equality for men and women. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 9, 2015

"Spirited and straightforward; provides experience-based guidance to the enlightened investor."
This debut work presents a sophisticated, informed approach to investing. Read full book review >
CHICAGONOMICS by Lanny Ebenstein
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A detailed argument and an absorbing narrative combine in this important contribution to the field."
Ebenstein (Economics/Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Milton Friedman: A Biography, 2007, etc.) explores the history and reputation of the Chicago School of Economics.Read full book review >
THE AGE OF ASPIRATION by Dilip Hiro
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"As comprehensive and knowledgeable as Hiro's earlier Inside India Today (1977; reissued 2013)."
An insider's economic report on the perils and scandals of India's precipitous drive into a market economy over the last decades. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >