Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 6)

Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A serviceable account best appreciated by students of business and veterans of the airline wars."
An insider's account of the disastrous challenges that faced American Airlines, a combination of events that led to the creation of the world's largest airline. Read full book review >
MATCH IN THE ROOT CELLAR by Chris  McGoff
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A highly readable business book addressing key aspects of cultural change."
A business fable reveals the importance of leadership in a developing corporate culture. Read full book review >

HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE by Andrew Keen
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Valuable insights on preserving our humanity in a digital world."
A leading critic of the internet finds encouraging signs of reform. Read full book review >
THE TYRANNY OF METRICS by Jerry Z. Muller
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"A monkey wrench in the works of HR, bean-counting, and other such enterprises and a pleasure for contrarians in a hypernumerate world."
For every quantification, there's a way of gaming it. So argues this timely manifesto against measured accountability and other "knowledge that seems solid but that is actually deceptive." Read full book review >
THE CULTURE CODE by Daniel Coyle
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Nothing world-shaking, but a good thing to stuff into the briefcase for the next train or plane ride."
Pop science meets a business pep talk in a useful primer on building better organizations. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A well-documented and fresh perspective on Muslim society."
How an influx of working women is changing the Muslim world. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A fresh, lightly written look at issues noteworthy for their complexity; just the book for the budding economist in the house."
Of economic growth and its discontents—and of new ways to gauge all of them. Read full book review >
PIPE DREAMS by Erin Banco
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Banco's reportage vividly shows the human toll that deceit and subterfuge have taken on a land so rich in natural resources."
Star-Ledger investigative reporter Banco reveals the complicated conspiracies keeping the richness of Iraqi oil from trickling down to the general populace. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A well-crafted, timely contribution to the immigration debate."
An eye-opening exploration of the DREAM Act and those who have tried to find safe harbor in the United States under its aegis. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"The compelling story of a Horatio Alger who lived well into his 90s."
An admiring biography of the Vegas wheeler-dealer who made billions but whose personal life became quite tangled. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A rich, complex book that makes splendid use of data to trace the recent renaissance of city neighborhoods and how children and the poor flourish in a time of relative peace."
A sociologist's account of the "stunning" decline in urban American violence in the past two decades. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"Equal parts advocacy and analysis—a welcome addition to the growing literature around the politics of welfare."
Algorithms, predictive models, regression analyses: all are tools for criminalizing the poor and immiserating the middle class. 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 >