Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 4)

LETHAL BUT LEGAL by Nicholas Freudenberg
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"A richly detailed account of how corporate power has been used to corrupt health and well-being, along with excellent advice on what readers can do about it."
A call to arms to fight the "corporate consumption complex," offering strategies and resources that can be enlisted in the fight. Read full book review >
THE MEAT RACKET by Christopher Leonard
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"An authoritative look at a ruthlessly efficient system."
An engrossing report on the industrialized American meat business. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"A lively, informative look at the transformative potential of a mission-driven niche industry."
Marketer, management scholar and journalist Dobrow chronicles how natural and organic foods were transformed from the pursuit of a few idealists to a thriving, multibillion-dollar industry. Read full book review >
YOUNG MONEY by Kevin Roose
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Of particular interest to young people contemplating a career in investment banking and trading, though with plenty of discouraging news."
It's not all beer and skittles on Wall Street. After all, writes New York business and technology reporter Roose, a budding Rockefeller needs to be able to "write a coherent memo to your boss after your third or fourth Jäger Bomb." Read full book review >
Looking Down On Leaders  by Iain J. Martin
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"An entertaining romp through corporate life that covers pithy truths in a sugar coating of funny, memorable anecdotes."
An executive coach by trade, Martin, in his debut, takes a look at the lighter side of leadership. Read full book review >

UNLEASHING THE SECOND AMERICAN CENTURY by Joel Kurtzman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Great booster writing offering many exciting possibilities for America's future."
Fasten your seat belts. If Kurtzman (Startups that Work: Surprising Research on What Makes or Breaks a New Company, 2005, etc.) is right, the American economy is fueled for an unprecedented takeoff into a new era of economic growth. Read full book review >
THE LEADING INDICATORS by Zachary Karabell
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Readers of this intelligent introduction to iconic economic indices will agree that Karabell makes an excellent case."
Our leaders regularly agonize over unemployment figures, the consumer price index, gross national product and the balance of trade. These and other leading indicators are important but also overrated, writes journalist and Reuters "Edgy Optimist" columnist Karabell (Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It, 2009) in this lucid measurement of how the United States is faring. Read full book review >
THE UP SIDE OF DOWN by Megan McArdle
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Sage counsel on how to learn from failure with humor and grace."
An illuminating look at the psychology behind rebounding from defeat. Read full book review >
THE IMPROBABILITY PRINCIPLE by David J. Hand
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Ably and assuredly demystifies an ordinarily intimidating subject."
Enlightening and entertaining explanation of why extraordinary events are to be expected. Read full book review >
THE CONTEST OF THE CENTURY by Geoff Dyer
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 5, 2014

"Somewhat more optimistic than Harry Dent Jr.'s The Demographic Cliff (2013), insistent that the key to Western influence-shaping lies in economic housecleaning. All bets are on as to whether that can happen."
It's in all the headlines: China and the United States are increasingly at loggerheads. As Financial Times journalist Dyer notes, it's likely to get more heated in years to come. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 5, 2014

"Well-reasoned, articulate and succinct, with a refreshing morality and a true sense of the value of self-worth."
Grayeb, a business leader who has held management positions at major pharmaceutical companies, writes effortlessly and eloquently about the need for today's leaders to be fully aware and socially conscious. Read full book review >
A NEW LEAF by Alyson Martin
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Not as much fun as Cheech and Chong, but a piercing work of sociological reportage."
How, where and why the United States lost the "War on Drugs." Read full book review >