Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 3)

Released: June 7, 2016

"A tour de force history of a star-crossed technological leap."
A spellbinding history of a massively impressive work of technology. Read full book review >
WHO RULES THE WORLD? by Noam Chomsky
Released: May 10, 2016

"Chomsky continues to hope that demands for 'independence, self-respect, and personal dignity' may reappear 'when awakened by circumstances and militant activism,' but he doesn't appear to be holding his breath."
The dean of left-wing American public intellectuals surveys the current scene and despairs. Read full book review >

THE 3rd WAY by Upendra Chivukula
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"A serious, rigorous contribution to the debate over how to rescue a drowning middle class."
An ambitious book offers a radical proposal to save capitalism by exponentially increasing the number of capitalists. Read full book review >
DRIVE! by Lawrence Goldstone
Released: May 24, 2016

"'Horse Is Doomed,' read one headline in 1895. This highly readable popular history tells why."
The creation of the American automobile. Read full book review >
THE MONEY CULT by Chris Lehmann
Released: May 17, 2016

"Lehmann makes an important and timely point, which is that American religion has always been about money."
A lively study of how the prim Puritans of old, "tireless strivers after divine favor and sticklers for political order," became the mega-churchy materialists of today. Read full book review >

Tax Reform with the 20/20 Tax by James C. Tanner
Released: Dec. 2, 2015

"A cleareyed argument for tax reform refreshingly unburdened by political ideology.
A debut book offers an exhaustively researched argument for radical tax reform in the U.S. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A clearheaded and invaluable walk-through of how to handle money and make it work for an investor."
A short, comprehensive coaching manual explains the intricacies of personal investment. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 10, 2015

"Common-sense, if not earth-shattering, advice that should come in handy for anyone wanting to prosper in sales."
A debut guide that shows how to succeed in business while really trying. Read full book review >
GRIT by Angela Duckworth
Released: May 3, 2016

"Not your grandpa's self-help book, but Duckworth's text is oddly encouraging, exhorting us to do better by trying harder, and a pleasure to read."
Gumption: it's not just for readers of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, as this debut book, blending anecdote and science, statistic and yarn, capably illustrates.Read full book review >
Released: May 10, 2016

"Useful, practical strategies based on informed analysis."
Insightful advice for women about decisiveness, confidence, and tackling gender bias. Read full book review >
UNEQUAL GAINS by Peter H. Lindert
Released: May 1, 2016

"Some familiarity with economic principles will benefit readers, but its conclusions are both accessible and urgent."
A long-view look at a problem that has been vexing economists and policymakers lately—namely, financial and social inequality. Read full book review >
GOOD FOR THE MONEY by Robert Benmosche
Released: April 12, 2016

"A no-holds-barred account of what it takes to succeed at the highest levels."
Called on to turn around the world's largest insurance company, AIG, which had greatly contributed to a near-complete breakdown of the financial system, former president and CEO Benmosche chronicles how he paid back what the country was owed. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >