Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 7)

Released: Jan. 10, 2018

"An insightful and practical leadership guide that requires careful study."
Whether readers are CEOs or parents, leadership can be learned through a model that sparks effective conversations, according to this debut manual. Read full book review >
OGILVY ON ADVERTISING IN THE DIGITAL AGE by Miles  Young
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A new bible for a new generation of pitchmen and -women. Young's treatise makes a fine modern marketing 101 textbook—and at far below textbook prices, too."
"The vast majority of content produced on the internet remains unread, unwatched, unseen, and unheard." So writes adman Young in this richly illustrated, well-argued manual on how to get the word out. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Engaging, useful, and sometimes annoyingly repetitious."
How some people achieve the "unforeseen blessing" of growth from adversity. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Of great interest to urban activists and workers at the interface of the public and private sectors, with much food for thought for investors as well."
An argument for decentralized government at the urban and municipal levels, where interesting economic and political trends are shaping up in the bargain. Read full book review >
WHEN TO JUMP by Mike Lewis
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An easy reading book of supportive encouragement to follow one's dreams."
More than 40 career-changers tell their stories. Read full book review >

WHEN by Daniel H. Pink
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Solid science backed by sensible action points—good airplane reading for business travelers."
If you want a raise, ask the boss in the morning—but never at 2:55 in the afternoon. The reason? Ask pop-science writer Pink (To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, 2012, etc.), who examines what happens when in daily life. Read full book review >
TREATING PEOPLE WELL by Lea Berman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"There's a shortage of books of advice to courtiers in the world. This one may not be quite in the league of Judith Martin, to say nothing of Machiavelli, but it's still highly entertaining and highly useful."
Have an urge to tweet, angrily, in the middle of the night? You might wish to curb it after reading this guide to modern manners by two former White House staffers. Read full book review >
THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT CASH by Ruth  King
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A wide-ranging collection of cautionary tales for business owners along with tips and suggestions of mixed quality and efficacy."
A consultant advises small-business owners on managing cash flow and combatting fraud. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Humans are makers, the author argues persuasively in this illuminating book, in need of renewed connection to the intelligence and ingenuity of craft."
Tracing human existence from prehistory on, a historian celebrates resourcefulness and skill. Read full book review >
BAD JOBS AND POOR DECISIONS by J.R. Helton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A series of scattered 'dispatches' that fail to cohere."
Helton (The Jugheads, 2014, etc.) wanders through a series of reminiscences of drugged states, dead-end jobs, and "writing feverishly," trying to make it as an author. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Something to leave under the tree for that relative who can't get enough of Ayn Rand, insistent that there are values to cherish other than selfishness."
"Overeducated cartoonist" Gonick, the pen behind numerous cartoon guides to scientific and historical subjects (The Cartoon History of the Universe, etc.), returns with this look at the reigning economic system of the day. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Students of geopolitics will appreciate Snyder's thoughtful analysis of a troubled region."
Nearing its 65th birthday, how does the southern half of the Korean peninsula fare? The prognosis is mixed. 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 >