Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 9)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"A compelling road map for creating workplaces driven by engagement rather than earnings, with happier workers and more sustainable outcomes."
A guidebook for business leaders who want their organizations to be guided by more than just financial gains. Read full book review >
REMOTE by Jason Fried
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A somewhat diluted discourse on how modern technology continues to reshape and revolutionize the contemporary workplace."
As founders of web-based collaboration software company 37signals, Fried and Hansson (Rework, 2010) are aggressive promoters of the work-from-home employment model, a subject they feel is responsible for a "heated global conversation." Read full book review >

THE MBA BUBBLE by Mariana Zanetti
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A well-argued but overlong demonstration of how earning an MBA can be a liability instead of an asset."
Ten years after receiving her master's degree in business administration from a European business school, debut author Zanetti explains why the degree is often ineffective and unnecessary. Read full book review >
ACCIDENT$ WAITING TO HAPPEN by Rick Dalrymple
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

A debut guidebook for corporate decision-makers seeking to increase the efficiency of their workers' compensation programs.

Using a comprehensive approach, the author, an insurance professional, looks at how executives can cut their insurance costs by addressing a wide range of factors, including risk factor calculations and employee relationships. Read full book review >

MURDOCH'S WORLD by David Folkenflik
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"While chapters on Fox News—though amusing and of interest to American media watchers—can seem like material from another book entirely, Folkenflik lucidly and effectively sorts out the complicated phone-hacking story and its political ramifications."
The story of the global Murdoch media empire's alternately triumphant and tumultuous journey into the 21st century. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"While Adams implores readers not to consider this book's suggestions as advice ("It's never a good idea to take advice from cartoonists"), he does turn the many lemons of his work history into something akin to a helpful guide for young adults stumbling through the early career years."
Failing and succeeding, the sarcastic comic-strip-artist way. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Sober without being dour and with a perhaps surprisingly optimistic conclusion. For policy wonks and readers with a grasp of basic economics, a refreshing re-examination of doctrine, reality and effect."
Former Federal Reserve Board chairman Greenspan (The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World, 2007, etc.) lightens up on free market orthodoxies to ponder the fact that people do not always behave, economically, as we wish them to—and neither do markets. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"A practical, no-nonsense advice book that will help readers spend their time and money wisely."
A straightforward debut guidebook to securing good financial health. Read full book review >
Exporting Prosperity by James H. Boudreau
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 20, 2013

A frustrated business owner offers his analysis of the problems facing the United States economy and a range of possible solutions.

In this overview of the American political economy, Boudreau's debut work targets the trade deficit as one of the primary drivers of recent economic downturns, though government inefficiency, unreasonable consumer expectations and other factors share the blame. Read full book review >

BARGAIN FEVER by Mark Ellwood
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 17, 2013

"An eye-opening, readable examination of the world of bargain shopping in today's retail world."
Journalist Ellwood (The Rough Guide to Miami and South Florida, 2008, etc.) offers an in-depth account of how American consumer culture has become permanently discount-driven. Read full book review >
THE GREAT PJ ELF CHASE by Judy Voigt
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 17, 2013

"A magical, wholesome Christmas read."
In this picture book, two boys plan to catch Santa's elves on Christmas Eve when they deliver new sets of pajamas. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A detailed and well-organized account of a world in which billions changed hands overnight."
M&A Journal founder and editor Close provides an insider's account of the fast-paced, high-stakes arena of mergers and acquisitions. Read full book review >