Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 6)

Focus for The Fuzzy Front End of Product Development by Eric G. Parker
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 16, 2014

"Relevant for some product development teams, but others may find the core idea too basic for their needs."
A former product engineer serves up a simple process to help companies choose the right ideas. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 11, 2014

"A guide to the fundamental principles of building and maintaining personal wealth, relying more on the author's instinct than on quantitative data."
Criniti (The Necessity of Finance, 2013) interprets the key concepts underlying economic and financial behavior, with an emphasis on personal finance. Read full book review >

THE DOODLE REVOLUTION by Sunni Brown
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"A gold mine for readers interested in learning more about the benefits of increased visual literacy."
A noted visual literacy expert reveals how doodling can transform the thinking process in both individual and group contexts. Read full book review >
100-Year Market Theory by Kevin A Tuttle
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 8, 2014

"An alternative approach to investment management, explained in detail."
A finance professional refines and promotes his strategy for maximizing investment gains by understanding stock market trends through a long-term view. Read full book review >
LEFT BRAIN, RIGHT STUFF by Phil Rosenzweig
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A provocative reconsideration of the power of positive thinking."
Rosenzweig (IMD Business School, Switzerland; The Halo Effect: And the Eight Other Business Delusions that Deceive Managers, 2007) offers a different slant on how successful businessmen and other leaders assess risk. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"As fair and balanced as a solar-plexus punch can be."
A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist summarizes and analyzes the reasons the press, prior to the 2008 mortgage crisis, failed to pursue some obvious villains. Read full book review >
THE ROMANTIC ECONOMIST by William Nicolson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A not always convincing, mostly amusing glimpse at the grinding gears of the young male in pursuit of love and economic stability."
A romantically challenged Londoner offers new strategies on playing the dating game, attempting to "make sense of something he doesn't understand, using something that he does." Read full book review >
SEX WORKERS UNITE by Melinda Chateauvert
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Overly professorial in tone, yet it sufficiently delivers the importance and impact of sexual equality for all."
A verbose chronology of the perpetual demonization of prostitution. Read full book review >
QUICK AND NIMBLE by Adam Bryant
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Reams of practical advice for and from business leaders, most—thankfully—with a human, caring touch."
New York Times business reporter Bryant (The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed, 2011) collects advice from CEOs on how to build a business culture that attracts and encourages the best employees. Read full book review >
IN BED WITH WALL STREET by Larry Doyle
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An important book that could have been much better with improved writing and greater insider sharing by Doyle."
A former Wall Street insider excoriates the current nonsystem of alleged self-regulation and weak government regulation in the finance industry. Read full book review >
BIG BANG DISRUPTION by Larry Downes
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"With informative graphics, the authors deliver a groundbreaking outline for dealing with the inevitable increase in business disruptions caused by new technology."
Two leaders in the field of technological applications and business productivity present dramatic evidence for the emergence of a new model for economic innovation, which they call "exponential technology," and warn that "every industry is now at risk" and must learn how to negotiate the new landscape. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Provocative reading: a bad-case, if not worst-case, scenario that portends tough times ahead. Let's hope Dent is erring on the side of pessimism."
Talk about timing the market: Demographer Dent (The Great Depression Ahead: How to Prosper in the Crash Following the Greatest Boom in History, 2009, etc.) studies generational trends that suggest hard times are in store, particularly for younger people entering the workforce. Read full book review >