Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 3)

Released: July 15, 2014

"Essential for aspiring entrepreneurs, to say nothing of those looking for a view of how the modern, speed-of-light world came to be."
Richly detailed, swiftly moving work of modern business history, recounting a truly world-changing technology and the people who made it possible. Read full book review >
The Just Market by Jonathan Brandow
Released: July 15, 2014

"An ingenious premise vigorously defended by scrupulous research."
A singular perspective on how modern-day capitalism could be improved with a dose of social consciousness from the ancient past. Read full book review >

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
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 >
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
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 >
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
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 >
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
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
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
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >