Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

Released: April 12, 2011

"An interesting view of life in the most coveted corporate suites, seen through the eyes of those who occupy them."
In his debut, New York Times Sunday business columnist Bryant explores the qualities that separate successful CEOs from the rest of the pack. Read full book review >
FIRE SEASON by Philip Connors
Released: April 5, 2011

"Print journalist and fire lookout: When it comes to paying jobs, Connors has a death wish, but he has made the very best of it."
Former Wall Street Journal editor Connors ruminates on his eighth summer in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico. Read full book review >

UNLIMITED by Jillian Michaels
Released: April 1, 2011

"Though not unique in its revelations, the book offers inspiration for people who are taking those first rocky steps on the road to self-improvement."
The Biggest Loser's Michaels (Master Your Metabolism, 2009, etc.) crafts a guide to self-improvement and fulfillment. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2011

"Packed with vital, timely information about the future of the earth—deserves our full attention."
A look at a new kind of capitalism that can save the planet from climate chaos while creating jobs and uplifting economies. Read full book review >
Released: March 22, 2011

"A slow-motion gastronomical feast and a rare chance for gourmet enthusiasts to witness the creative process behind some of the world's most innovative cuisine."
Granted unprecedented access to the inner workings of perhaps the world's most renowned restaurant, Time magazine Spain correspondent Abend follows 35 apprentices through the rigors of kitchen life and culinary invention under the tutelage of the "most famous chef in the world." Read full book review >

Released: March 17, 2011

"Useful tool for managers at all levels, and solid insights for everyone else."
A breezy, enjoyable debut that recalls the trials, tribulations and successes of a veteran editor, with advice for others seeking the same career. Read full book review >
Released: March 8, 2011

"Informative, concise guide from one of America's most influential and, yes, enchanting entrepreneurs."
Apple's former chief evangelist leads businessfolk down the path to enchantment. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2011

"A lucid investigation into the fatally risky business that caused the blowout, which, by putting human faces on many players, amplifies the ache."
With the assistance of former Washington Post contributor Shroder (Old Souls: The Scientific Evidence For Past Lives, 1999), veteran oil-rig captain Konrad guides readers through the culture and daily life of offshore drilling on the Deepwater Horizon. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 23, 2011

"A moving, eloquent and joyously idiosyncratic memoir."
The story of a successful 50-something woman who chose to quit a high-powered Manhattan job, move to the country and reinvent her life. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A well-constructed, engaging call to action."
Former tennis pro Sprouse coaches readers on how to achieve their potential. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"This immensely useful book will have wide appeal and leave many readers anxious to put their new skills to work."
A former Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, Diamond (Law/Univ. of Pennsylvania) debuts with a superb how-to based on his immensely popular course on negotiation. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A thoughtful, engaging book with a lasting impact."
A refreshingly philosophical perspective on the real meaning of money and worth. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >