Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 4)

GLOBAL ECONOMICS by Victor R. Levine
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"A brief but refreshingly broad-minded take on global economics that is invigorated by the tension between capitalism and government."
Levine, a medical doctor and Ph.D. who studies global trends in medicine and economics, explains how the destiny of capitalism means embracing what some mistakenly see as its mortal enemy: government regulation. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A solid work for both privacy freaks and anyone seeking tips on such matters as how to strengthen passwords (make them longer and avoid simple dictionary words)."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes today's world of indiscriminate surveillance and tries to evade it. Read full book review >

GDP by Diane Coyle
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 23, 2014

"Coyle does good work explicating a topic that few understand, even if it affects each of us daily. A pleasure for facts-and-numbers geeks, though accessibly written and full of meaningful real-world examples."
It's inadequate and misleading, but it's the best we've got. No, not Congress—we're talking about gross domestic product, the measure that economists use to tell us how we're doing. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"A richly detailed account of how corporate power has been used to corrupt health and well-being, along with excellent advice on what readers can do about it."
A call to arms to fight the "corporate consumption complex," offering strategies and resources that can be enlisted in the fight. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"An authoritative look at a ruthlessly efficient system."
An engrossing report on the industrialized American meat business. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"A lively, informative look at the transformative potential of a mission-driven niche industry."
Marketer, management scholar and journalist Dobrow chronicles how natural and organic foods were transformed from the pursuit of a few idealists to a thriving, multibillion-dollar industry. Read full book review >
YOUNG MONEY by Kevin Roose
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Of particular interest to young people contemplating a career in investment banking and trading, though with plenty of discouraging news."
It's not all beer and skittles on Wall Street. After all, writes New York business and technology reporter Roose, a budding Rockefeller needs to be able to "write a coherent memo to your boss after your third or fourth Jäger Bomb." Read full book review >
Looking Down On Leaders  by Iain J. Martin
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"An entertaining romp through corporate life that covers pithy truths in a sugar coating of funny, memorable anecdotes."
An executive coach by trade, Martin, in his debut, takes a look at the lighter side of leadership. Read full book review >
BACK TO THE FUTURE OF MARKETING by Georgios Kotsolios
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"A light but stylistically engaging riff on marketing's future, featuring a professional's personal forecast. "
A public relations professional's take on the future of marketing. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Great booster writing offering many exciting possibilities for America's future."
Fasten your seat belts. If Kurtzman (Startups that Work: Surprising Research on What Makes or Breaks a New Company, 2005, etc.) is right, the American economy is fueled for an unprecedented takeoff into a new era of economic growth. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Readers of this intelligent introduction to iconic economic indices will agree that Karabell makes an excellent case."
Our leaders regularly agonize over unemployment figures, the consumer price index, gross national product and the balance of trade. These and other leading indicators are important but also overrated, writes journalist and Reuters "Edgy Optimist" columnist Karabell (Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It, 2009) in this lucid measurement of how the United States is faring. Read full book review >
THE UP SIDE OF DOWN by Megan McArdle
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Sage counsel on how to learn from failure with humor and grace."
An illuminating look at the psychology behind rebounding from defeat. Read full book review >