Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 5)

The Billion-Dollar Creative by David Margolis
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 8, 2014

"A book of colorful tidbits to inspire creative thought."
In this debut business-advice book, a seasoned digital artist and entrepreneur offers his insights on fostering creativity. Read full book review >
WINNING THE LONG GAME by Steven Krupp
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"For the CEO, actual or aspiring, who hasn't yet lived and thought through strategic forecasting and problem-solving—no worse than most business books but nothing outside the box, either."
A nondescript business book advocating strategic thinking in a time of VUCA, militarese for "an environment of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity," coined to describe a post-Cold War world of known knowns, known unknowns and so forth. Read full book review >

AMERICA IN RETREAT by Bret Stephens
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A provocative, carefully reasoned argument, anathema to politicians as disparate as Barack Obama and Rand Paul."
In his first book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal surveys the tumultuous international scene and calls for America to do what great nations have always done: Lead.Read full book review >
MONEY MASTER THE GAME by Tony Robbins
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Great airplane reading on the way to that private island and sure to occasion a few adjustments in one's portfolio."
Robbins owns his own island. Why don't you? Read full book review >
THE FORGOTTEN DEPRESSION by James Grant
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A solid effort at portraying the muted spell that opened the Roaring '20s and at arguing for more trust in the self-healing properties of the business cycle."
Financial journalist Grant (Mr. Speaker! The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed, the Man Who Broke the Filibuster, 2011) examines an economic trough that ended without government intervention.Read full book review >

A Practical Guide to Crafting your HR Strategy by Stephen M. Flynn
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A detailed theoretical structure of employment systems that provides a context for understanding the functions of HR management."
An overview of the nine employment structures at the heart of all human resources systems and practices. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Clissold's deep knowledge of Chinese culture and language informs this useful work."
A pragmatic application of good-sense peasant wisdom in negotiating big financial deals with the Chinese. Read full book review >
CITIZEN COKE by Bartow J. Elmore
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"A superb, quietly devastating environmental and business history."
An eye-opening account of the "unmatched ecological appetite" behind Coca-Cola's worldwide success. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 2, 2014

"Brennan's tell-it-like-it-is approach and unique perspective turn this financial book into an engaging read."
A seasoned financial journalist offers easy-to-follow tips for building wealth in his debut. Read full book review >
TOO BIG TO JAIL by Brandon L. Garrett
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Garrett combines groundbreaking research with clear writing and moral outrage."
Garrett (Law/Univ. of Virginia; Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong, 2011, etc.) presents research on criminal behavior by corporations in the United States and overseas. Read full book review >
SPEED LIMITS by Mark C. Taylor
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A timely accompaniment to James Gleick's Faster (1999), this is a stimulating cautionary report for the digital age."
A philosopher and cultural critic ponders the durability of our fast-tracked, multitasked modern world. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A hugely depressing deep dive into the cesspit of money and politics."
The executive director of the Progressive Policy Institute explains how "politicians, donors, and fundraisers" have distorted our politics. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >