Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 5)

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 >
THE ANTIDOTE by Barry Werth
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A revealing, readable book about "some of competitive capitalism's most complicated science and most cutthroat marketing maneuvers.""
This follow-up to the author's book about upstart Vertex Pharmaceuticals (The Billion-Dollar Molecule: One Company's Quest for the Perfect Drug, 1994) details the firm's transition from boutique creative group to profitable prescription drug maker. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A galvanizing amalgam of personal history, acquired business wisdom and mentorship."
A small-business guidebook promoting entrepreneurialism over a corporate career. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A forcefully presented eye-opener sure to provoke controversy as well as interest."
Troutt (Law and Justice/Rutgers School of Law, Newark; The Importance of Being Dangerous, 2009, etc.) offers a controversial counter to the claim that social spending is an out-of-control government expense. Read full book review >
THE DOLLAR TRAP by Eswar S. Prasad
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"For international investors and economic policy wonks, particularly those following the development of Chinese economic strategy."
Richly detailed study of global finances, examining how and why the dollar became the favored currency of international trade. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A well-produced economic study on how technology is changing how we shop."
An erudite study on how the information age has affected the consumer purchasing experience. Read full book review >
WINDFALL by McKenzie Funk
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 29, 2014

"A well-written, useful global profile emphasizing concrete solutions rather than ideological abstractions."
A shocking account of how governments and corporations are confronting the crises caused by global warming. Read full book review >
UNBALANCED by Stephen Roach
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Full of implication, well-written and of much interest, especially to fiscal policy wonks."
Eye-opening look at a condition that wanders from the boardroom to the psychiatrist's couch: financial codependency, which enables the worst qualities of two powerful economies. Read full book review >
A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION by Warren Berger
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A practical testament to the significance of the questioning mind."
How the art of the inquiry can transform ideas into action. Read full book review >
GAME-CHANGER by David McAdams
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 27, 2014

"Real-life lessons presented in a readily accessible way for the benefit of nonbusiness readers."
McAdams (Duke Univ. Fuqua School of Business) transforms the concept of game theory, used in business, statistics and elsewhere, to introduce what he calls the "game-theory approach to life." Read full book review >
SMALL MOVE, BIG CHANGE by Caroline L. Arnold
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 20, 2014

"Wisdom from time immemorial—take it a day at a time and moderation in all things—reworked by Arnold to morph broad goals into manageable, measurable microresolutions."
Goldman Sachs managing director and technology leader Arnold tenders some advice you may have heard from your kindergarten teacher: Focus, and take smaller bites. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 20, 2014

"Valuable reading for policymakers."
A hopeful view of the future as we enter a second machine age. Read full book review >