Business & Economics Book Reviews

To Be A SOLDIER by Julian M. Olejniczak
Released: Feb. 6, 2015

"A straightforward account of the careers of famous and little-known West Point characters."
A collection of columns surveys the history of the U.S. armed forces, particularly as it touches on the United States Military Academy at West Point. Read full book review >
Money Matters Made Simple by Anne M. Schwab
Released: Jan. 26, 2015

"Responsible guidance in a handbook for readers at the beginning of financial literacy and planning."
A guide to the basics of personal finance and planning for long-term financial stability. Read full book review >


"An enlightening, smart personal development primer."
An executive coach urges business leaders to develop better self-awareness, providing case studies, exercises, and more in this self-help guide. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Discerning insights on approaching changes to our economic and social landscapes and solid advice on how we should navigate them."
From the former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a survey of technologies that will dominate the global economy in the coming decades. Read full book review >
Decoding the Workplace by John Ballard
Released: May 12, 2015

"Astute and keenly observed business advice, yet down-to-earth in its use of real-world workplace examples and everyday language."
Sound advice for interacting with others at work. Read full book review >

Released: June 1, 2015

"A comprehensive, authoritative, and well-organized manual for boosting productivity through coaching."
A Fortune 500 executive turned consultant looks at how to implement coaching programs inside professional organizations. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2016

"The authors are necessarily forceful, and they offer a well-written must-read for those ready to give up hope about politics and government in the United States."
An examination of how "the rapid proliferation of a system akin to oligarchy—within our own country—threatens to cripple our march forward." Read full book review >
Meadowlark Economics by James Eggert
Released: July 1, 2015

"Erudite, well-wrought, and finely expressed in short bursts of creativity; at times poetic and philosophical, even as the author remains firmly planted on terra firma."
This collection of thoughtful essays weaves together economic and ecological issues. Read full book review >
BLOOD OIL by Leif Wenar
Released: Jan. 2, 2016

"A fascinating reframing of large and vexing questions. Highly recommended for policymakers and energy strategists as well as students of contemporary philosophy."
A provocative examination of natural resources, their extraction, and their control. Read full book review >
Financial Inclusion at the Bottom of the Pyramid by Carol Realini
Released: July 14, 2015

"A provocative and heartening look at a revolution in financial services."
A detailed account of how new technologies are helping people excluded from traditional financial services, resulting in large-scale industry disruption. Read full book review >
Sales Intelligence by Timo T. Aijo
Released: Sept. 7, 2015

"Jam-packed with interesting ideas and appealing stories, Aijo's book is a highly useful reference for new salespeople and sales managers."
Sales veteran Aijo explains how intelligence—"both in information and smarts"—is a crucial tool for salespeople at all levels. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A must for car lovers and plenty of interesting material to keep other curious readers flipping pages."
A chronicle of the frantic, ultracompetitive, and heroic early days of automobile manufacturing. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >