Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 6)

LEARN, WORK, LEAD by Terri Tierney Clark
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A solid guide to handling obstacles a new employee might not even notice and a realistic look at the climb toward success in a male-dominated workforce."
In this nonfiction guide for women navigating the workplace, the author resists sugarcoating the obstacles. Read full book review >
SEVEN BAD IDEAS by Jeff Madrick
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"A readable, useful economic text. Somewhere, John Maynard Keynes is smiling."
For the crash they failed to predict, for the Great Recession that followed and for the piddling recovery, a longtime economics journalist blames the wrongheaded theories of orthodox economists. Read full book review >

SMART MONEY WITH A PURPOSE by Joe R. Kesler
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"A theological interpretation of ethical and effective finance."
A faith-based approach to responsible financial behavior. Read full book review >
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 >
WALTER LIPPMANN by Craufurd D. Goodwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Opening up new perspectives on past political debates, Goodwin delivers a finely limned portrait of a man whose career was based on standards and purposes that seem to have largely disappeared from public life."
An insightful biography of esteemed journalist and philosopher Walter Lippmann (1889-1974). Read full book review >

WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS by Edward D. Kleinbard
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Turning Adam Smith against the hypocrisy of free-marketeers is not the least of the strengths of this solid treatment of a potentially existential issue."
Kleinbard (Law and Business/Univ. of Southern California) orchestrates an encyclopedic, and sometimes eye-opening, introduction to the American tax system's mysteries and secrets, including subsidies and handouts and its relation to the budget process and the economy. Read full book review >
THE SOCIAL LIFE OF MONEY by Nigel Dodd
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 28, 2014

"An exhaustive analysis of money as a complex social process—not a thing—that will appeal to scholars in many fields."
A sociologist takes a broad new view of the nature, value and history of money. Read full book review >
START-UP! by Jim Lewis
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"An informative business guide by an author with substantial experience, written in a style that will put off some readers, but win over many others."
A veteran entrepreneur shares his insights into starting and building a business. Read full book review >
HOW GOOGLE WORKS by Eric Schmidt
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An informative and creatively multilayered Google guidebook from the businessman's perspective."
Two distinguished technology executives share the methodology behind what made Google a global business leader. 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 >
ZERO TO ONE by Peter Thiel
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Forceful and pungent in its treatment of conventional orthodoxies—a solid starting point for readers thinking about building a business."
Legendary startup icon and venture capitalist Thiel and Masters reveal how they succeed with startups and why business school graduates most often do not. Read full book review >
CARBON SHOCK by Mark Schapiro
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"In this finely tuned study, Schapiro has some good news: Even the most fitful international negotiations admit that greenhouse gases come with a cost that must be paid."
Environmental journalist Schapiro (Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power, 2007) investigates the costs of our greenhouse-gas binge from new economic angles and new axes of geopolitical power. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >