Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

Raksha  by Frankie Rose
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2013

"An imaginative, gripping YA tale of love and violence."
Young-adult science fiction about a teenage warrior girl who escapes her dystopian society and goes on a mission to find herself. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2013

"A no-guesswork guide to business strategy and a persuasive thesis on why some organizations are more successful than others."
In their debut, consultants Kennedy and Kennedy attempt to demystify the business strategy process. Read full book review >

THE COLLECTIVISTIC PREMISE by Eli Merchant
NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2013

"A concise, persuasive argument for the importance of the collective in economics."
Merchant offers a collectivistic approach to economics in his debut treatise. Read full book review >
THE ALCHEMISTS by Neil Irwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2013

"The most complete and authoritative account to date of the response of the central bankers to the global financial crisis."
Holding that monetary policy is too subtle and complex to entrust to politicians beholden to the whims of an uninformed electorate, Washington Post financial columnist Irwin convincingly argues that independent central banks are an essential element of responsible economic stewardship. Read full book review >
GET A CLUE by Temeko Richardson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2013

"A starting point for smart leaders who want to build smarter companies."
Technology consultant Richardson, in her debut,aims to create savvy business leaders by banishing guesswork and blind decision-making. Read full book review >

DOWN THE UP ESCALATOR by Barbara Garson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"A skillful presentation that lifts the veil too often hiding areas that should be brought to light."
How the economic recession is reshaping peoples' lives and prospects. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2013

"A step-by-step grasping of the enormity of an impending biodiversity crisis."
A frank, depressing wake-up call of impending environmental disaster. Read full book review >
OVERBOOKED by Elizabeth Becker
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2013

"An in-depth and compelling disclosure of the changes needed to protect the world's travel sites while maintaining a good profit margin."
"In 2012 the world passed the 1 billion mark for international trips," writes former New York Times correspondent Becker (America's Vietnam War, 1992, etc.), who provides an extensive exposé on the benefits and detriments of tourism. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"In an engaging, fully transparent, upbeat narrative, with chockablock footnotes and resources, Harris presents the MFI case very persuasively."
The story of a well-meaning American journalist who travels the poorest regions of the world in search of the human stories behind microfinance loans. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A trove of useful insider wisdom."
The former CEO of National Public Radio exposes the shortcomings of tax-deductible, not-for-profit organizations. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 2013

"A vivid, highly informed portrayal of the personalities, politics and policies dominating 'the most important international gathering since the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.'"
The director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations revisits the 1944 conference that created "the new global monetary architecture" for the postwar world. Read full book review >
FROM DUST TO DIAMONDS by David Oreck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Practical inspiration for hardworking entrepreneurs."
His brand of vacuum cleaners became a trusted household name, and now Oreck sweeps onto the how-to scene with timeless, common-sense advice for business startups. 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 >