Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 4)

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 >

The Millionaire in the Next Cubicle by Chip
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
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 >
CUBED by Nikil Saval
Released: April 22, 2014

"Ferociously lucid and witty."
An editor of n +1 offers an illuminating study of the modern office and its antecedents. Read full book review >
Released: April 15, 2014

"Not to be skimmed. A cogent and genuine argument for the true democratization of online culture."
A filmmaker turns her high-powered intellect not just on the Internet and its effect on our lives, but also on the sociological and economic forces that bend and shape it. Read full book review >
A Practical Guide to jBPM5 by Venkataganesh Thoppae
Released: April 13, 2014

"A personable tone, thorough understanding of the subject matter, and clarity in thought and prose make Thoppae's guide a worthwhile read for the technologically inclined."
Creating a business work flow becomes a straightforward exercise in Thoppae's useful, concise guide. Read full book review >
A BIGGER PRIZE by Margaret Heffernan
Released: April 8, 2014

"The step-by-step accumulation of argument and evidence is overwhelming in its thoroughness and attention to detail."
Entrepreneur Heffernan (Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril, 2011, etc.) systematically deconstructs the social myths associated with hypercompetitiveness while providing a formidable case about how counterproductive, and even perverse, it can be. Read full book review >
Released: April 8, 2014

"An immensely readable and rewarding book that will challenge and inspire readers to make their workplaces hotbeds of creativity."
The president of Pixar Animation Studios describes the making of the creative culture that has produced Toy Story, Finding Nemo and other award-winning movies. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >