Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 3)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"A masterly feat of reporting."
The story of one man's fight to save American furniture manufacturing jobs in the face of a deluge of cheap Chinese imports. Read full book review >
AMERICAN CATCH by Paul Greenberg
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 30, 2014

"A fascinating discussion of a multifaceted issue and a passionate call to action."
Blue Ocean Institute fellow Greenberg (Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, 2010, etc.) offers an optimistic perspective on the connection between preserving our salt marshes and restoring America's offshore seafood production. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 26, 2014

"A comprehensive handbook to the financial decisions that founders of technology companies must make, strengthened by a knowledgeable author and extensive expert interviews."
A guide to the financial aspects of entrepreneurship, both personal and corporate. Read full book review >
IT'S ABOUT TIME! by Mitzi Weinman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 19, 2014

"A thorough, well-thought-out guidebook to solving time dilemmas and organizing a working life."
In this A-to-Z guide to managing time in a professional setting, debut author Weinman delivers sound strategies for focusing goals, managing daily tasks and projects, and building a working system of success. Read full book review >
FEARLESS GENIUS by Doug Menuez
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 27, 2014

"A vital piece of photographic history."
A pictorial and textual time machine documenting the driven personalities who pioneered the technological world from 1985 to 2000. Read full book review >

CAPITAL by Rana Dasgupta
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 19, 2014

"A sincere, troubling look at India's wrenching social and cultural changes."
Deep, unsettling explorations into a city that has lost its soul, from a British-Indian novelist who has lived in Delhi for more than 10 years. Read full book review >
AGE OF AMBITION by Evan Osnos
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 13, 2014

"Pleasant, peripatetic musings revealing a great deal about the Chinese character."
New Yorker staff writer and former China correspondent Osnos offers nimble, clever observations of a country squeezed between aspiration and authoritarianism. Read full book review >
The Company You Keep by Anonymous
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 13, 2014

"A book of wryly humorous business insights filled with practical guidance."
A concise handbook to executive leadership that challenges prevailing wisdom. Read full book review >
How Do I Keep My Employees Motivated? by George Langelett
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 13, 2014

"An intriguing, surprisingly practical management theory that's a good fit for the modern workplace."
Langelett's debut explores a new theory of management designed to motivate today's highly skilled employees.Management theory has generally focused on motivating employees through intellectual, reason-based methods. Read full book review >
The Amazon Way by John Rossman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 9, 2014

"Succinct, engaging and crafted from a high-level viewpoint; a rare open-kimono look at how one of the world's most innovative companies executes its vision."
A former Amazon executive offers an insider's perspective on the company's guiding principles.Tell-alls about exceptional companies and their founders are commonplace. Read full book review >
The Millionaire in the Next Cubicle by Chip
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 8, 2014

"A practical personal-finance book that stands out in a crowded field."
A debut guide that offers sound advice on how to achieve financial independence. Read full book review >
Employee-Centered Management by Larry Wenger
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 25, 2014

"Instructive and transformative; what savvy business leaders discovered a decade ago now promises to create more vibrant social service agencies."
The key to a brighter future for social service organizations, Wenger says, is seeing employees as the main drivers of success.The nonprofit sector has a reputation for being a troublesome place to work. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >