Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 10)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An informative examination of a niche market facing significant change."
Forbes.com "Law of the Market" blogger Spangler (The Law of Private Investment Funds, 2012, etc.) looks at hedge and private equity funds, which he believes will continue to have a function going forward. Read full book review >
THE EVERYTHING STORE by Brad Stone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A must-add to any business bookshelf."
Fair-minded, virtually up-to-the-minute history of the retail and technology behemoth and the prodigious brain behind it. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An erudite anthem for large companies reshaping themselves to innovate and compete with agile startups."
Couched as an us-vs.-them guide for corporations in the realm of technology innovation, this perceptive book shows how big companies can defeat the nimble upstarts through the strategic use of resources, the implementation of three principles and the following of eight rules. Read full book review >
DISRUPTING HR by David L. Garza
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"An intriguing, if rather dry, book about possibilities for the future of HR."
Garza's debut work presents a new doctrine to help bring human resources departments into the modern era. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A fresh approach offering new ways to improve negotiating skills."
Wheeler (Harvard Business School/Negotiation, 2003, etc.) distills his teaching experience and research in expanding methods of negotiation. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A passionate call for women to rise above the expected norms in order to live productive, authentic lives."
A challenge to the dynamics of women in the workplace. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Weak title aside, this book will interest general readers as well as individuals and companies seeking to influence behaviors."
More fun, Freakonomics-style stories about why people do the things they do. Read full book review >
STRATEGY by Lawrence Freedman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 2, 2013

"A lucid text that raises questions while answering others—of great value to planners, whether of an advertising campaign or a military one."
Strategy, that term beloved of war and business, is far more than a mere plan. So observes Freedman (War Studies/King's Coll. London; A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East, 2008, etc.) in this comprehensive, vigorous survey of strategy and its evolution. Read full book review >
EXODUS by Paul Collier
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Valuable reading for policymakers."
An economist and expert on the world's poorest populations analyzes who migrates, why and the effects on host societies. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Solid research and intriguing patterns make for a worthy, if sometimes difficult read."
An exploration of the unforeseen consequences attached to women's liberation. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A lively presentation that effectively combines ways to improve leadership with business problems and solutions."
Koch (The Star Principle: How It Can Make You Rich, 2010, etc.) discusses how to successfully apply his "80/20 principle" to business management and leadership. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Even if Ohanian's arguments concerning intellectual property rights are unconvincing, everything else he has to say can only help aspiring 21st-century entrepreneurs."
A jazzy guide to getting your Internet startup off the ground, from one equipped with time-tested advice: reddit co-founder Ohanian. Read full book review >