Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 9)

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 >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 24, 2014

"A canny snapshot of a sprawling, kaleidoscopic and ever growing marketplace."
A sharp tour d'horizon of the East's significant market opportunities. Read full book review >
HARD TIMES by Tom Clark
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 24, 2014

"A sharply written rebuttal of prevailing orthodoxies about the realities of global economics after 2008."
Guardian contributor Clark and Heath (Sociology/Univ. of Manchester) seek "to identify the distinctive social maladies that flow from economic stagnation…in Britain and the United States." Read full book review >
IT'S ABOUT TIME! by Mitzi Weinman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 19, 2014

"A thorough, well-thought-out guidebook to solving time dilemmas and organizing a working life."
In this A-to-Z guide to managing time in a professional setting, debut author Weinman delivers sound strategies for focusing goals, managing daily tasks and projects, and building a working system of success. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >