Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 5)

Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Useful guidance for newly minted job hunters."
An argument for the usefulness of a major in liberal arts. Read full book review >
Released: March 17, 2017

"Could be viewed by some as puffery but a corporate story well-told and not without substance."
A debut book examines a company that, despite a ubiquitous product line, remains hidden from public view. Read full book review >

GEAR-UP! by Mark van Dongen
Released: Dec. 16, 2016

"A scrupulously researched and expertly organized leadership development manual."
A business-management guide promotes a comprehensive approach to leadership development, steeped in process-oriented strategy. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 12, 2016

"A highly accessible, refreshing, and action-oriented approach to leadership by a sagacious observer."
Practical leadership wisdom in an abbreviated, punchy format. Read full book review >
RICH NATION / POOR NATION by Robert Genetski
Released: March 8, 2017

"A short but thorough primer on modern political economy."
A defense of economic freedom as the linchpin of wealth creation. Read full book review >

Released: June 13, 2017

"An eye-opening examination of the many ways money can be made—and disappear."
Can we time the market? No, but this timely book by an investment executive and CNBC contributor gives some idea of how various the triggers for its collapse can be. Read full book review >
Released: June 13, 2017

"As Essex succinctly demonstrates, since consumers will continue to buy and companies still have large budgets to promote, ingenuity can find a way to promote value."
The death of advertising requires a creative resurrection. Read full book review >
Released: May 16, 2017

"A fascinating sports study with much wider-reaching application, featuring page-turning tales of personal triumph and cogent analysis."
From the rugby pitch to the baseball diamond, a riveting analysis of greatness in sport. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A must-read for managers who are trying to navigate today's workplace."
In a business world where collaborative spaces frequently replace private offices, a productivity expert pleads for a balance between the two. Read full book review >
THE LEAST AMONG US by Rosa L.  DeLauro
Released: June 6, 2017

"An impassioned, urgent defense of democratic values and the role of government to serve and benefit all citizens."
What is the purpose of government? As longtime Connecticut congresswoman DeLauro answers quite simply, the purpose is to use legislative power to protect, aid, and fight for the country's most vulnerable and at-risk citizens. Read full book review >
Released: May 23, 2017

"A shocking, sobering story—and, given the current anti-regulatory mood, one likely to be repeated."
An exposé of the scandal that threatened to bring one of the world's greatest automobile manufacturers to ruin. Read full book review >
Released: May 16, 2017

"An absorbing and often entertaining look at precious metal and its place—or lack thereof—in our wallets."
Is the dollar as good as gold? Not for a long time, writes Inc. editor Ledbetter (Unwarranted Influence: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex, 2011, etc.), and therein hangs a tale. 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 >