Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 5)

Released: Dec. 10, 2015

"Common-sense, if not earth-shattering, advice that should come in handy for anyone wanting to prosper in sales."
A debut guide that shows how to succeed in business while really trying. Read full book review >
GRIT by Angela Duckworth
Released: May 3, 2016

"Not your grandpa's self-help book, but Duckworth's text is oddly encouraging, exhorting us to do better by trying harder, and a pleasure to read."
Gumption: it's not just for readers of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, as this debut book, blending anecdote and science, statistic and yarn, capably illustrates.Read full book review >

Released: May 10, 2016

"Useful, practical strategies based on informed analysis."
Insightful advice for women about decisiveness, confidence, and tackling gender bias. Read full book review >
UNEQUAL GAINS by Peter H. Lindert
Released: May 1, 2016

"Some familiarity with economic principles will benefit readers, but its conclusions are both accessible and urgent."
A long-view look at a problem that has been vexing economists and policymakers lately—namely, financial and social inequality. Read full book review >
GOOD FOR THE MONEY by Robert Benmosche
Released: April 12, 2016

"A no-holds-barred account of what it takes to succeed at the highest levels."
Called on to turn around the world's largest insurance company, AIG, which had greatly contributed to a near-complete breakdown of the financial system, former president and CEO Benmosche chronicles how he paid back what the country was owed. Read full book review >

THE THIRD WAVE by Steve Case
Released: April 5, 2016

"Opportunity beckons, and Case ably describes the possibilities, but the price of the chase may harm as well as benefit."
The founder of America Online outlines some of the potentialities he sees emerging in the "Internet of Everything." Read full book review >
Released: May 2, 2016

"A scathing indictment of an industry run amok; belongs on every pet lover's bookshelf."
A hard-hitting exploration of the idea of "dogs as a product." Read full book review >
Watch that Rat Hole by Kenneth D. Campbell
Released: Jan. 3, 2016

"A highly detailed collection of insider insights into a complex investment vehicle."
Debut author Campbell shares his journey as journalist and adviser covering the real estate investment trust market in this financial history and memoir. Read full book review >
True Success by Arnold S. Judson
Released: March 1, 2007

"Not for the novice; a carefully constructed system of management that elevates the discussion of organizational theory while offering a highly detailed road map designed to achieve and measure success."
Acknowledging the complexity of organizations, a management consultant proposes a systematic approach to success. Read full book review >
THE AUCTIONEER by Simon de Pury
Released: May 3, 2016

"At times, the narrative reads like a gossip rag for the fabulously wealthy, but it's an enjoyable book that lets us live vicariously in the haut monde."
Renowned auctioneer de Pury presents a memoir full of gossip, anecdotes, and tales of the very, very rich. Read full book review >

"An upbeat, clear-cut career accountability kick-starter."
A dentist, developer, and philanthropist maps out an action plan to get the job one really wants in this personal and professional development guide. Read full book review >
Released: April 12, 2016

"Koch's down-to-earth personality, business advice, and passion are good models for those interested in making their own ways."
The founder and brewer of Samuel Adams shares the story of Boston Beer Company, his business philosophy, and entrepreneurial tips. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >