Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 5)

Released: July 11, 2017

"A must-read for entrepreneurial experts that also will have a broad appeal for other professionals."
A marketing consultant shares his accumulated wisdom about developing and selling expertise. Read full book review >
ELECTRICITY ACTS by Leonard S.  Hyman
Released: July 1, 2017

"An occasionally complicated but always informative look at the transformation of an industry over centuries."
A political and economic history of the nationalization and deregulation of the United Kingdom's electricity systems. Read full book review >

Released: June 28, 2017

"A deeply thoughtful book about business management today and the nature of thought itself."
A discussion of the Western obsession with rational deduction and its stranglehold on the business world. 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 >
YOUNG RADICALS by Jeremy  McCarter
Released: June 13, 2017

"A brisk pace and sympathetic portraits make for an entertaining, well-researched history of a decade marked by ebullience, hope, and pain."
In the decade before World War I, five rebellious Americans took up the cause of socialism, progressivism, and women's suffrage. Read full book review >

Released: June 13, 2017

"A worthy and concise explanation of mission-driven business theory, with resources for further reading."
A book assesses socially responsible and religiously motivated approaches to capitalism. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2017

"This rare and engaging business manual should appeal equally to the manager's inner surfer and the surfer's inner manager."
A debut book applies the principles of surfing to the business world of the 21st century. Read full book review >
THE END OF LOYALTY by Rick Wartzman
Released: May 30, 2017

"A lively history with relevance to every worker."
A sharp-edged examination of why large American employers shifted from loyalty to their workers to loyalty focused primarily on stockholders. Read full book review >
Released: May 22, 2017

"A remarkable business manual that delivers useful advice based on biblical passages."
A debut business guide and memoir applies Judeo-Christian philosophy. Read full book review >
Released: May 20, 2017

"A needed and overdue corrective, this book should be essential reading for business and economics scholars and for anyone interested in these subjects."
A business professor challenges the conventional belief that the father of economics endorsed key assumptions used to justify greed and oppose regulation. Read full book review >
GROCERY by Michael Ruhlman
Released: May 16, 2017

"An illuminating journey through and behind the grocery store, which, 'perhaps more than any other mechanism of change…has the power to shape how we raise and produce food in America.'"
Cookbook author and food writer Ruhlman (In Short Measures: Three Novellas, 2015, etc.) explores the evolution of the American grocery store and how it has affected what we eat in this country. Read full book review >
Released: May 16, 2017

"An urgent, balanced, eye-opening plea for mental health care reform."
An alarming report on the dire state of our nation's mental health care industry. 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 >