Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 9)

BRIDGING TO THE TRILLIONS MARKET by Mazlan Abang
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 21, 2014

"A slender but information-packed primer for those daring enough to enter the world's largest financial market."
A beginner's guide to the fast-paced world of currency trading. Read full book review >
THRIVE by Mark Barnes
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 19, 2014

"Read it on your commute to work; engineer an office takeover by lunch."
A field guide to the office jungle. Read full book review >

Lessons from a CEO's Journal by Kim E. Ruyle
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 17, 2014

"Best practices shared via a catchy narrative, making for an indispensable guide for leaders who want to play the game and win."
Talented people are the engines that power companies forward, argues human resources consultant Ruyle (FYI for Insight, 2010, etc.).While Ruyle's ideas on talent management aren't new, he conveys them in a novel way: The book takes the form of a fictionalized journal written by "Jack," an engineer-turned-businessman who just reaped a $70 million windfall from selling his stake in a composite parts manufacturing firm. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"Essential for aspiring entrepreneurs, to say nothing of those looking for a view of how the modern, speed-of-light world came to be."
Richly detailed, swiftly moving work of modern business history, recounting a truly world-changing technology and the people who made it possible. Read full book review >
The Just Market by Jonathan Brandow
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 15, 2014

"An ingenious premise vigorously defended by scrupulous research."
A singular perspective on how modern-day capitalism could be improved with a dose of social consciousness from the ancient past. Read full book review >

THE ORDERLY CONVERSATION by Dale Ludwig
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 15, 2014

"A skillfully written, professionally designed guide that offers tips and strategies that should resonate with anyone in a business setting."
Two communication trainers attempt to redefine the concept of business presentations. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"A masterly feat of reporting."
The story of one man's fight to save American furniture manufacturing jobs in the face of a deluge of cheap Chinese imports. Read full book review >
If They Can Sell Pet Rocks Why Can't You Sell Your Business (For What You Want)? by John Martinka
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 7, 2014

"A valuable resource for business owners and entrepreneurs at any stage of the selling process."
Martinka (Buying a Business That Makes You Rich, 2013) provides a comprehensive plan for selling one's company, with a focus on preparation. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 4, 2014

"An abbreviated family-business overview that might have benefited from more in-depth treatment."
In this short work, debut author Legler offers practical advice about transferring a family business to future generations. Read full book review >
LEADING IN THE JUNGLE by Joseph L. Garcia
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 2, 2014

"A combination of workbook and fable that offers managers a road map to happily-ever-after."
Apes and chimpanzees lead by example in Garcia's (Talk to the Hand, 2012, etc.) third book on being a successful manager. Read full book review >
CHANGE AGILITY by Kiran Chitta
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 1, 2014

"A mind-stretching book for business leaders who are tired of being victims of uncertainty."
In his debut, business psychologist Chitta says that change can be a competitive advantage for the nimble-minded. Read full book review >
THE FINANCIAL FORTRESS PLAN by Dennis Stapp
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 1, 2014

"A strongly stated but decidedly one-sided view of economic collapse; channels the anger of the economically downtrodden but offers little in the way of a hopeful solution."
This short work offers a sobering perspective on what the author sees as the coming "dollar devaluation." Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >