Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 9)

PRESENCE by Amy Cuddy
Released: Dec. 22, 2015

"An uneven book studded with genuine insights that public speakers will find useful."
An examination of the psychological and physiological mechanics that spark the precious, transitory sense of presence. Read full book review >
The Making of a CEO by Oswald R. Viva
Released: Dec. 17, 2015

"An intentionally broad, somewhat cursory survival manual for beginning CEOs."
A management consultant offers a coaching session for small-business owners. Read full book review >

The Casual Mentor by Hank Hoppin
Released: Dec. 14, 2015

"A worthy book about building closer relationships between management and frontline staff through casual mentoring."
Hoppin argues that informal mentoring programs are far more effective than organized, human resources-mandated workplace systems. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 10, 2015

"Common-sense, if not earth-shattering, advice that should come in handy for anyone wanting to prosper in sales."
A debut guide that shows how to succeed in business while really trying. Read full book review >
 Economic Conservative/Social Liberal  by Mark Bragg
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A vibrant attempt to articulate a grand compromise between the American left and right."
A list of political cures for what ails the United States, offered in a spirit of bipartisanship. Read full book review >

Just Go Sell! by Colin Knowles
Released: Dec. 4, 2015

"Smart, on target, and born of experience, this strong volume should be highly instructive for the novice and reassuring to the accomplished salesperson.
A debut book characterizes the art of selling as building relationships. Read full book review >
Tax Reform with the 20/20 Tax by James C. Tanner
Released: Dec. 2, 2015

"A cleareyed argument for tax reform refreshingly unburdened by political ideology.
A debut book offers an exhaustively researched argument for radical tax reform in the U.S. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 2, 2015

"A useful compendium of a seminal article and its offshoots, and it couldn't be timelier."
A distinguished philosopher offers his past and present thinking on the subject of moral obligations that members of affluent societies have to those living in extreme poverty. Read full book review >
STONED by Aja Raden
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A lively, incisive cultural and social history."
A jewelry designer and historian's account of how the desire for diamonds, gold, and other precious stones and metals has shaped history. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A clearheaded and invaluable walk-through of how to handle money and make it work for an investor."
A short, comprehensive coaching manual explains the intricacies of personal investment. Read full book review >
DNA of Mathematics by Mehran Basti
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"Despite occasional nuggets of intrigue, wildly uneven and simply too disorganized to hold much interest or credibility."
Debut author Basti, a mathematician, explains the wide-ranging significance of Riccati differential equations frequently used in studies of motion in physics and engineering. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A levelheaded, well-researched analysis of the many 'trappings of contemporary breastfeeding culture.'"
The pros and cons of using breast milk instead of formula for your baby. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >