Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 4)

THE KELLOGGS by Howard Markel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A superb warts-and-all account of two men whose lives help illuminate the rise of health promotion and the modern food industry."
A dual biography of the highly successful Kellogg brothers, who "fought, litigated, and plotted against one another with a passion more akin to grand opera than the kinship of brothers." Read full book review >
VANISHING NEW YORK by Jeremiah  Moss
Released: July 25, 2017

"Maddening if you're not mega-wealthy, and a vigorous, righteously indignant book that would do Jane Jacobs proud."
The Big Apple is morphing into a class-war amusement park for the very rich. Thus this irate argument for remaking it into a city for the rest of us. Read full book review >

Released: July 25, 2017

"A powerful how-to package for aspiring activists."
A decidedly upbeat follow-up to the former vice president's groundbreaking 2006 book, An Inconvenient Truth.Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2017

"A compact and detailed plan for understanding—and mitigating—largely unpredictable episodes in the markets."
An in-depth series of strategies focuses on managing long-term survival in the business world. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2017

"A deeply thoughtful book about business management today and the nature of thought itself."
A discussion of the Western obsession with rational deduction and its stranglehold on the business world. Read full book review >

THE ONE DEVICE by Brian  Merchant
Released: June 20, 2017

"Merchant's story takes sometimes-unexpected turns, but in the end, he paints a thoughtful portrait of how a piece of reigning technology became ubiquitous in just a decade, for good and ill."
Wide-ranging history of the iPhone, which might just be "the pinnacle product of all of capitalism to this point." Read full book review >
Released: June 19, 2017

"Provocative reading for futurists, investors, and inventors."
Science fiction? Your wallet is soaking in it, as this textbook-ish look at the "second machine age" tells us. Read full book review >
Released: June 19, 2017

"Informative and instructional; a valuable and rigorous 401(k) primer for any corporate executive responsible for employee retirement plans."
A debut book examines the 401(k) plan from an employer's perspective. Read full book review >
YOUNG RADICALS by Jeremy  McCarter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2017

"A brisk pace and sympathetic portraits make for an entertaining, well-researched history of a decade marked by ebullience, hope, and pain."
In the decade before World War I, five rebellious Americans took up the cause of socialism, progressivism, and women's suffrage. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2017

"As Essex succinctly demonstrates, since consumers will continue to buy and companies still have large budgets to promote, ingenuity can find a way to promote value."
The death of advertising requires a creative resurrection. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2017

"An eye-opening examination of the many ways money can be made—and disappear."
Can we time the market? No, but this timely book by an investment executive and CNBC contributor gives some idea of how various the triggers for its collapse can be. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2017

"A worthy and concise explanation of mission-driven business theory, with resources for further reading."
A book assesses socially responsible and religiously motivated approaches to capitalism. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >