Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 6)

ECONOMISM by James Kwak
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Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Do the better angels of our nature demand double-digit profit? For a soft-path, smart refutation, Kwak's book is just the ticket."
A spry manifesto that dismantles the many suppositions of modern economic theory. Read full book review >
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Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Is all this pie-in-the-sky thinking? Perhaps so, but Smick's call for a fairer capitalism makes for bracing reading for students of the modern economy and polity."
The worst enemy of capitalism is…capitalism. Read full book review >

THE UNBANKING OF AMERICA by Lisa Servon
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Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Servon's approachable if somewhat academic study is an indictment of a financial structure bent on large returns at the expense of all else, but it also offers hope for ways around that ravenous system."
Banks seldom have much green money these days—and not many customers, either. Read full book review >
VALLEY OF THE GODS by Alexandra Wolfe
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Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Nothing surprising but of some interest to business readers and entrepreneurs looking for ways to 'disrupt' education."
An account of the rising generation of Silicon Valleyites, who want it all—and then some. Read full book review >
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Released: Jan. 5, 2017

"A thorough, authoritative postmortem, highly recommended for professional economists, scholars, and university students."
An international economist's deep dive into the causes, consequences, recovery, and lessons of the 2008-09 financial collapse. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A straightforward presentation that promotes values of conduct most of us would be proud to share."
Three former U.S. military officers advocate for transferring military leadership methods into the civilian business sector and beyond. Read full book review >
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Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A proper diagnosis, likely some good medicine, delivered with an unfortunate bedside manner."
With the entire European project severely threatened, Belgium's former prime minister offers a prescription to save the European Union. Read full book review >
SPECULATION by Stuart Banner
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Released: Jan. 2, 2017

"A somewhat narrowly focused book that will not likely appeal to a broad swath of readers but will repay those who invest their undivided attention."
A mostly chronological history of a slippery financial concept combined with something akin to a lengthy law review article. Read full book review >
MAKE SUCCESS HAPPEN by Deborah Galiffa Fliehman
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Released: Jan. 2, 2017

"An excellent, authoritative manual that demonstrates a deep understanding of its subject."
A sensible, seven-step process for developing an effective marketing plan. Read full book review >
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Released: Dec. 30, 2016

"A concise, tightly constructed work that effectively highlights past leadership principles while updating them to meet contemporary standards."
A technology executive offers a creative take on business leadership. Read full book review >
THE EPOCALYPSE by Niaz Ahmad Khan
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"Wildly speculative and promissory; filled with claims about the world's economy that may be difficult for some readers to take seriously."
A book offers a revolutionary approach to global economic nirvana. 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 >
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 >