Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 5)

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 >
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 >

The Little Silver Book - Interviewing by Neil Berdiev
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Invaluable, authoritative tipsheet for job candidates."
A seasoned hiring manager shares his advice on the do's and don'ts of job interviews. Read full book review >
ECONOMICS by Ha-Joon Chang
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Economics for the 99 percent who don't know moral hazard from opportunity cost: lively, intelligent and readily accessible."
The dismal science rendered undismally, even spryly, by economist Chang (Economics/Cambridge Univ.; 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
UNLEASHED by John I Akhile Sr.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 13, 2014

"A thorough and well-reasoned, if wordy, exploration of the possibilities for economic growth in Africa."
A comprehensive strategy for encouraging economic development in African nations. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 7, 2014

"A forceful economics text that tells a damning tale of hubris."
In his debut, Greek journalist Papadogiannis argues that the triumph of economics as a science is a tragedy of human arrogance. Read full book review >
STREET SMART SELLING by Daniel Milstein
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 21, 2014

"Conversational, easy to consume and well-packaged, with an infectious passion for selling that makes for an enjoyable, uplifting read."
A top salesman shares his success strategies in this compact, nicely crafted volume. Read full book review >
BRIDGING TO THE TRILLIONS MARKET by Mazlan Abang
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 21, 2014

"A slender but information-packed primer for those daring enough to enter the world's largest financial market."
A beginner's guide to the fast-paced world of currency trading. Read full book review >
THRIVE by Mark Barnes
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 19, 2014

"Read it on your commute to work; engineer an office takeover by lunch."
A field guide to the office jungle. Read full book review >
Lessons from a CEO's Journal by Kim E. Ruyle
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 17, 2014

"Best practices shared via a catchy narrative, making for an indispensable guide for leaders who want to play the game and win."
Talented people are the engines that power companies forward, argues human resources consultant Ruyle (FYI for Insight, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"Essential for aspiring entrepreneurs, to say nothing of those looking for a view of how the modern, speed-of-light world came to be."
Richly detailed, swiftly moving work of modern business history, recounting a truly world-changing technology and the people who made it possible. Read full book review >
The Just Market by Jonathan Brandow
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 15, 2014

"An ingenious premise vigorously defended by scrupulous research."
A singular perspective on how modern-day capitalism could be improved with a dose of social consciousness from the ancient past. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >