Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 4)

THE SLUMS OF PALO ALTO by Mark L Fussell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"A pleasure from start to finish and evidence that really smart people often have a lot of luck."
A California Institute of Technology alumnus too smart to be unemployed, Fussell (Hello World!, 2014) finds happiness through failure in this lighthearted, contemporary memoir. Read full book review >
STEERING CLEAR by Peter G. Peterson
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"A clearheaded and -eyed argument that will speak to the business community. But can it penetrate the bubble surrounding the political class?"
A pox on the House—and on all the houses, writes financier Peterson (The Education of an American Dreamer: How a Son of Greek Immigrants Learned His Way from a Nebraska Diner to Washington, Wall Street, and Beyond, 2009, etc.), that contribute to the "confluence of forces that threatens America's long-term economic future."Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Part reference, part self-help, Green's winning book will empower women through knowledge of the law."
A guidebook of practical legal advice for women to enrich their professional and personal lives. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"A welcome though overly broad-brushed excoriation of the age of the ascendant 1 percent."
Working men and women died for the eight-hour workday, and the thanks they get is the silence of lambs. Read full book review >
FRUGAL INNOVATION by Navi Radjou
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A jargon-heavy book for professionals rather than general readers."
In textbook fashion, Radjou and Prabhu (Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth, 2012) elucidate six principles of frugal innovation.Read full book review >

THE MONOPOLISTS by Mary Pilon
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"A fascinating, appealingly written history of an iconic American amusement."
In her debut, New York Times sports reporter Pilon deftly explores the origin of the Monopoly board game.Read full book review >
IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE by Robert J. Shiller
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A rare example of economic analysis, deeply respected within the discipline, wholly accessible to general readers."
With the wreckage still smoldering from the Great Recession, a Nobel Prize-winning economist once again revisits his 15-year-old, widely influential best-seller, which examined the nature of speculative bubbles. Read full book review >
AMERICAN MADE by Dan DiMicco
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Common-sensical—perhaps too much so for policymakers to stomach—and plainspoken. Free trade absolutists and corporate apologists will hate it, but as for the rest, it's worthy of much discussion."
Do you want to build an economy? Well, you can make burgers, or you can make things—and making burgers, warns the former CEO of steel giant Nucor, is a fast track to immiseration. Read full book review >
THE GREAT BEANIE BABY BUBBLE by Zac Bissonnette
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"A spicy portrait of a taciturn toy magnate made entertaining with sensationalistic testimonial."
The inside scoop on the rise and fall of the Beanie Baby. Read full book review >
NEW RULES OF THE GAME by Susan Packard
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A straightforward guide to success that deserves a prime spot on the bookshelves of career women aspiring to reach the highest corporate ranks."
A variety of no-nonsense strategies for women who aspire to be leaders in business. Read full book review >
LIBERTY FOR ALL by Rick Newman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A common-sensical look at ways to refocus, overcome our dependence on things and build greater resilience in to our lives."
Yahoo Finance columnist Newman (Rebounders: How Winners Pivot from Setback to Success, 2012, etc.) argues that middle-class Americans must become more self-reliant to achieve financial freedom.Read full book review >
THE AFRICAN PROJECT MANAGER by H. 'Tomi Davies
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 19, 2014

"A well-written handbook that provides an overview of management basics and may prove a useful tool for project managers preparing to work in African countries."
A clear, concise overview of project management best practices, with a particular focus on what leads to project success in Africa. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >