Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

Released: Sept. 5, 2012

"Deftly written and researched, perceptive and relevant; an important addition to leadership literature."
Three management consultants take a fresh look at business leadership in a work that will enlighten and inspire. Read full book review >
VOLCKER by William L. Silber
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Although not the first biography of Volcker, Silber's book is the most up-to-date and blessedly free of jargon."
From a fellow economist, an admiring biography of Paul A. Volcker. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A refreshingly different view of manufacturing that clearly identifies what is necessary to compete globally."
With the assistance of Cox (Lincoln and the Sioux Uprising of 1862, 2005, etc.), automotive industry veteran Dauch (Passion for Manufacturing, 1993) provides a unique view of manufacturing and its role in the future of the United States. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Short and lively, this is a timely contribution to making the ongoing discussion more productive."
Reich (Public Policy/Univ. of California, Berkeley; Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future, 2011, etc.) spells out what he thinks citizens need to do to ensure Washington acts on behalf of the public good, not special interests. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"An exciting, inspiring and essential book for anyone interested in American theater."
Brilliant lectures on the American masters from the late, legendary acting teacher. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"A captivating, solidly documented work rendered with wit and humor."
NPR contributor Fine (Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living, 2008, etc.) reports on his year spent in Northern California researching the hazy world of medical marijuana. Read full book review >
Released: July 24, 2012

"A courageous, insightful book that offers no cause for optimism."
A former watchdog in the federal government attacks the officials who perpetuated the financial meltdown by kowtowing to behemoth banks and Wall Street firms while abandoning the public interest. Read full book review >
Released: July 23, 2012

"Among recent publications on unemployment and education, this is a standout."
A must-read account of the origins and growth of Year Up, a groundbreaking employment program. Read full book review >
Released: July 17, 2012

"An invigorating reality check for anyone thinking about starting a business in a developing country."
The story of the trials of running a startup company in Africa. Read full book review >
THE CEO IN YOU by Allan Cox
Released: July 9, 2012

"Nicely packaged and well-wrought, with the potential to shake up many an executive's conventional thinking."
A forceful effort to help CEOs understand the hidden goals they pursue. Read full book review >
Released: June 26, 2012

"A fascinating addition to the study of decision-making. File alongside Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Ariely and other similar writers."
A leading expert on financial market regulation studies the virtues of delay and even inaction. Read full book review >
Released: June 19, 2012

"A revealing portrait of the straight-laced Victorians who produced innumerable sex scandals, delved into new and sometimes bizarre health fads and generally dismissed anyone considered beneath them, like colonials and women."
Not just a scandalous diary, but a portrait of the plight of women in the early Victorian era. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >