Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 7)

GLASS JAW by Eric Dezenhall
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"More an illumination of the challenge than a pat solution."
Dezenhall (The Devil Himself, 2011, etc.) counsels beleaguered corporations on how to deal with bullying citizens and their social media attacks. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Useful, enlightening lessons on the rewards of innovative thinking cheerlessly diminished by counterproductive cross-promotion."
How modern creativity and innovative visions can form the linchpin of a successful business venture. Read full book review >

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 >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >