Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 8)

KNOW YOU CAN by Wesley J. Forster
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 18, 2013

"Solid principles for those who haven't yet begun to prepare for retirement."
A Certified Financial Planner and aviation enthusiast offers a breezy how-to debut in hopes of helping readers soar to their retirement goals with as little turbulence as possible. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Ideological and agitational in tone, this will appeal most to liberals."
Progressive talk show host Hartmann (Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People"—and How You Can Fight Back, 2010, etc.) argues that the financial crash of 2008 was just a precursor for the larger-scale disruptions to come in 2016. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Vast, evenhanded and worthy of rumination."
A pertinent, wide-ranging comparative study of the unleashing of the "monster" of private property, which has both enriched and enslaved populations. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Old-school journalism that has plenty to say about the new media and how we absorb information today."
The backbiting true story of the smartphone wars, as told from the point of view of the guys in the trenches. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Lightweight, mostly amusing fare."
A busman's holiday through the imagined, exaggerated playgrounds of the unconscionably rich. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Another worthwhile examination of important issues affecting men and, by extension, everyone else, from an author known for his insight into the subject."
A study of what Kimmel (Sociology and Gender Studies/Stony Brook Univ.; Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, 2008, etc.) calls "aggrieved entitlement" and how it leads to the angry rhetoric and violence endemic to the United States today. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

Bradley (Public Health/Yale Univ.) and Harvard presidential scholar Taylor examine why Americans are less healthy than others around the world, even though the United States spends more on health.

The authors show that comparisons between health expenditures and outcomes are misleading since they count different things. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A provocative, informative account of a different kind of globalization. Highly recommended reading for policymakers and other readers intrigued by forward-thinking forms of governance."
Political theorist Barber (Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York; Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole, 2007, etc.) asks whether the world's cities, and the mayors who lead them, can come together as an alternative to the failures of the nation-state. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A fascinating study of American entrepreneurial culture and the modern robber barons who succeeded in creating an energy revolution."
Award-winning Wall Street Journal columnist Zuckerman (The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History, 2009) calls drilling for shale gas and oil "one of the greatest energy revolutions in history." Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A captivating study of male camaraderie and competition, more like the story of an indie rock band than one of the world's most ubiquitous corporations."
Novelistic rendition of Twitter's contentious origins in the techie subculture of San Francisco. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Combined with an easygoing reassurance to readers that not every month can be a challenge-busting month, the author provides useful information and savings tips that can be applied to most readers' personal situations."
A nuts-and-bolts guide to cutting expenses. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A useful, hands-on book to help readers prioritize their happiness through practical financial planning."
A thorough guide to keeping your finances—and emotions—in order. Read full book review >