Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 9)

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 >
AMERICAN CATCH by Paul Greenberg
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 30, 2014

"A fascinating discussion of a multifaceted issue and a passionate call to action."
Blue Ocean Institute fellow Greenberg (Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, 2010, etc.) offers an optimistic perspective on the connection between preserving our salt marshes and restoring America's offshore seafood production. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 26, 2014

"A comprehensive handbook to the financial decisions that founders of technology companies must make, strengthened by a knowledgeable author and extensive expert interviews."
A guide to the financial aspects of entrepreneurship, both personal and corporate. Read full book review >
UNHAPPY UNION by John Peet
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 24, 2014

"For students of geopolitics and international economics, the case studies and implications are worth the price of admission."
Many evenhanded economics tomes are too polite to say it, so leave it to the always opinionated British "paper"—newsmagazine, that is—the Economist to underscore the fact that the euro is a result of a big question that occupied the Allied Powers in the late 1940s: "How to tame the German problem that had led to two world wars?" Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >