Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 7)

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 >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An optimistic view of the future economy—refreshing in that sense, but perhaps a touch too rosy, even if written with the dry detachment of an economist."
If you want to know how the rise of China is affecting your daily life, check the beer cooler. Read full book review >

Driving to Perfection  by Brian L. Fielkow
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A smart, comprehensive guidebook steeped in the rough-and-tumble realities of business."
Entrepreneur Fielkow urges fellow business leaders to harness the ultimate competitive weapon: company culture. Read full book review >
HAPPINESS by Douglas A. Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A big thinker turns his mind to the essence of his happiness in a memoir that's easy to read and maybe even follow."
After his cancer diagnosis, a big company's CEO explains how he became a student and teacher of the practical skills of happiness. Read full book review >
GUARDIANS OF PROSPERITY by Richard X. Bove
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A well-written, lively and provocative argument that may not sway everyone but is certainly worth consideration."
Bank analyst Bove defends the largest American banks, and bankers in general, in a controversial counternarrative to the dominant theories about the causes of the financial crisis of 2008. Read full book review >

JIM CRAMER'S GET RICH CAREFULLY by James J. Cramer
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Look to this book for guiding principles rather than specific tips."
Forget about getting rich quick: The new investment climate, writes Mad Money host Cramer (Jim Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World, 2005, etc.), is "treacherous....[B]izarre stock movements have become the staple, if not the hallmark, of this era."  Read full book review >
MORALITY AND POLITICS by Gurdip Sidhu
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 15, 2013

"An earnest but uneven work ultimately undermined by its ending."
A passionate defense of capitalism as the only system that can guarantee individual rights. Read full book review >
GOLD by Matthew Hart
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Recommended for those determined to speculate in gold as an alleged hedge against economic tremors."
Overview of gold's perpetual dominance over modern and past societies, focused on historical and economic issues. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2013

"An essential contribution to understanding the roots of our most recent financial crisis, enriched by a deeper review of the history of American home financing."
Gagged until a civil suit was finally dismissed in 2012, former Fannie Mae CFO Howard lays bare for the first time how the agency was undermined, and its executive leadership framed, by a confederation of political opponents. Read full book review >
Kids, Sailors, Horses, Actors and Little Bird --- and God? by Richard Ordick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2013

"A peculiar but good-natured account of a varied, adventurous life, derailed at times by a theological obsession."
In a well-crafted debut memoir of youth, Ordick chronicles life's twists and preoccupations in self-deprecating style. Read full book review >
RENEWABLE by Jeremy  Shere
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"A solid overview of an important, often misunderstood topic."
A bright, accessible account of renewable energy and its role in our lives. Read full book review >
THE APPRENTICE ECONOMIST by Filip Palda
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 23, 2013

"A challenging economics overview that may need to be read more than once. "
A second-generation economist lays out a highly challenging, seven-step framework for grasping mind-bending economic principles. Read full book review >