Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 4)

Released: June 1, 2018

"Fans of good beer will enjoy Noel's explorations, which make for a useful cautionary tale as well."
Mass-produced beer? You're soaking in it—and sometimes, as this foamy exposé relates, under the guise of a trendy indie label. Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 2018

"A bright, informative take on an industry in turmoil."
How technological change has "convulsed" the advertising industry. Read full book review >

RENDEZVOUS WITH OBLIVION by Thomas Frank
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 19, 2018

"Flaws aside, the book is worth perusing, primarily for its keen analysis of why the Democrats have come up short in recent election cycles. The party's powers that be would be wise to read up."
A liberal commentator offers his scathing take on contemporary American politics and culture. Read full book review >
GIGGED by Sarah Kessler
Released: June 12, 2018

"A fair-minded analysis of the ever morphing worldwide labor force—an early entry in burgeoning popular literature on the gig economy."
An examination of how job environment models and opportunities have evolved, mainly through the success of Uber and other gig-economy stalwarts. Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2018

"A provocative and timely call for a new approach to understanding international affairs."
A founder of a consulting firm argues for a new discipline called geofinance to meet the analytical demands of an ever changing world. Read full book review >

Released: May 27, 2018

"A comprehensive and informative handbook for those who see a book as a useful step on their career paths."
A guide to publishing that focuses on using authorship for professional positioning. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 27, 2017

"A scathing but reasoned indictment of leadership errors accompanied by a detailed plan to fix them."
Two management consultants propose a sensible process to revolutionize organizational leadership. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 10, 2018

"An insightful and practical leadership guide that requires careful study."
Whether readers are CEOs or parents, leadership can be learned through a model that sparks effective conversations, according to this debut manual. Read full book review >
KICKS by Nicholas Smith
Released: May 1, 2018

"A cornucopia of factoids and fun asides bursting with a wealth of in-depth information on every aspect of sneakers, from their birth to their current and continuing explosive popularity."
In his first book, journalist Smith follows his fascination, sprinting through the evolution of the planet's hippest, most popular footwear, a history that goes way beyond sports and into the streets of the youth culture. Read full book review >
SKIN IN THE GAME by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Smart and provocative, updating Robert Nozick and Friedrich Hayek while providing plenty of grist for liberal counterargument."
Noted statistician and business philosopher Taleb (Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder, 2012, etc.) continues to inform us, none too gently, that we've got it all wrong. Read full book review >
THE ART OF GATHERING by Priya Parker
Released: May 15, 2018

"Useful to those whose job it is to plan meetings, conferences, and the like and a worthy survival manual for consumers of the same."
Wherever two or more of you gather, you're probably doing it wrong. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2018

"A fresh rethinking of a crucial process in today's world."
A self-help business book that challenges conventional wisdom about networking. 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 >