Business & Economics Book Reviews

The Abolition of Cash by David R. Warwick
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 8, 2015

"A spirited argument to move beyond a cherished American institution, the physical dollar, into a digital payment future."
An intriguing, balanced study of a future cashless society. Read full book review >
Cycles of Intuition by I. Kostika
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 10, 2015

"A business fable uses transition in a family-run company as a catalyst for analysis and insight."
A father and son evaluate the operations of their family business. Read full book review >

Shift by Haydn Shaughnessy
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 12, 2015

"Engages some worthwhile themes, often tangled in dense prose."
A scholarly look at how technology has radically transformed the world of commerce, coupled with advice for how to navigate this new landscape. Read full book review >
What the Enemy Thinks by Gail Picco
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 30, 2015

"Overdrawn yet readable portrait of collective advocacy and friendship at work, spearheaded by a valiant, relatable protagonist."
Former women's shelter counselor Picco, in her debut, traces the intertwining business and personal lives of an altruistic media consultancy executive. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"As we head into the presidential primary season, Greenberg's book couldn't be timelier, more disturbing for the Republicans, or more challenging for those looking to lead the Democrats."
A prominent Democratic strategist and pollster lays out a reform agenda for the future. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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 >
NO MORE CHAMPAGNE by David Lough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Moving in a stringent chronology, the author's impressive nuts-and-bolts account finds Churchill's golden years crowned by selling his memoirs and film rights."
Just when you thought there could not be another angle to this endlessly fascinating character, here's a serious, thorough look at Winston Churchill's lifelong struggle to pay the bills. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"The author is not much of a prose stylist, but he gives enough historical evidence to back the theory that political and social change are in the hands of activists willing to make a stand against conventional practices."
Thoughts on how "alternative institutions" could revamp American society. Read full book review >
It's My Pleasure by Dee Ann Turner
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An excellent resource for anyone tasked with the professional management of others."
A blueprint for fostering a workplace environment that's conducive to both success and moral development. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 16, 2014

"A professionally packaged, well-written guide for people involved in financial decisions."
A handy, deskside reference on various types of corporate financing. Read full book review >
NO SUCH THING AS A FREE GIFT by Linsey McGoey
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Picking up the cudgels wielded by Ida Tarbell and her fellow trustbusters, McGoey produces a startling report."
McGoey (Sociology/Univ. of Essex) probes the business motivations of contemporary philanthropic organizations. Read full book review >
WHY WE WORK by Barry Schwartz
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A call, in a few pointed words, for an expanded, genuine work ethic."
Schwartz (Psychology/Swarthmore Coll.; The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, 2003, etc.) begs to differ with Adam Smith—it's not simply wages that keep people working.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >