Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 4)

Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A detailed and well-written guide to retirement planning for those with financial literacy."
A retirement manual deeply examines the theory behind common investment and spending models. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A clever, surprising self-help gem, worth reading in or out of the bathroom."
The creator of Poo-Pourri deodorizing spray uses the story of her business's success to offer advice on living with intention, combating fear, and other topics. 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 >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"The compelling story of a Horatio Alger who lived well into his 90s."
An admiring biography of the Vegas wheeler-dealer who made billions but whose personal life became quite tangled. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Students of geopolitics will appreciate Snyder's thoughtful analysis of a troubled region."
Nearing its 65th birthday, how does the southern half of the Korean peninsula fare? The prognosis is mixed. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"Equal parts advocacy and analysis—a welcome addition to the growing literature around the politics of welfare."
Algorithms, predictive models, regression analyses: all are tools for criminalizing the poor and immiserating the middle class. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Of great interest to urban activists and workers at the interface of the public and private sectors, with much food for thought for investors as well."
An argument for decentralized government at the urban and municipal levels, where interesting economic and political trends are shaping up in the bargain. Read full book review >
WHEN TO JUMP by Mike Lewis
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An easy reading book of supportive encouragement to follow one's dreams."
More than 40 career-changers tell their stories. Read full book review >
WHEN by Daniel H. Pink
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Solid science backed by sensible action points—good airplane reading for business travelers."
If you want a raise, ask the boss in the morning—but never at 2:55 in the afternoon. The reason? Ask pop-science writer Pink (To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, 2012, etc.), who examines what happens when in daily life. Read full book review >
THE CULTURE CODE by Daniel Coyle
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Nothing world-shaking, but a good thing to stuff into the briefcase for the next train or plane ride."
Pop science meets a business pep talk in a useful primer on building better organizations. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An impassioned exposé that uncovers a significant danger within the contemporary health care industry."
Intensive reporting on the downsides of the high-risk medical device industry. Read full book review >
Released: July 10, 2018

"A lucid, step-by-step guide to personal and professional success—with vichyssoise mixed in."
A book combines a personal guide and business manual with a culinary story. 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 >