Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 3)

THE RISE by Sarah Lewis
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 4, 2014

"Creativity, like genius, is inexplicable, but Lewis' synthesis of history, biography and psychological research offers a thoughtful response to the question of how new ideas happen."
In her nonfiction debut, curator and arts consultant Lewis (Painting and Printmaking/Yale Univ.) takes on the broad topic of creativity. Read full book review >
THE NEXT AMERICA by Paul Taylor
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 4, 2014

"An authoritative report and required reading for policymakers."
An incisive survey of vast recent changes in American society and the ever-wider generation gap between baby boomers and millennials. Read full book review >

MONEY by Felix Martin
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 4, 2014

"Refreshingly free of jargon and long on ideas—including the thought that if it's money that got us into our current mess, it's money that can get us out of it."
What is money? If you think you know the answer, then you may not have thought hard enough about it, a problem that kings and commoners alike have shared throughout history. Read full book review >
THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK by Sheila Heen
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 4, 2014

"With a culture increasingly focused on the individual and the self, this book on developing the ability to accept and utilize the input of others constructively deserves a wide readership."
A guide to taking the bad feedback with the good and learning from what we're told. Read full book review >
THE BRIGHT CONTINENT by Dayo Olopade
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 4, 2014

"A refreshingly hopeful argument, well-grounded in data and observation—of considerable interest to students of geopolitics, demographics and economic trends."
In her debut book, Nigerian-American journalist Olopade finds qualified cause for optimism about Africa's future. Read full book review >

TALK LIKE TED by Carmine Gallo
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 4, 2014

"Dramatic composition and vigorous presentation make this a powerful tool to improve mastery of speaking skills."
Communications coach Gallo (The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How To Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience, 2009, etc.) distills the public-speaking secrets of some of the world's top leaders and celebrities. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 4, 2014

"An important challenge to the naysayers on both sides of the political divide."
Emanuel (Medical Ethics and Health Policy/Univ. of Pennsylvania; Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family, 2013, etc.) views the Affordable Care Act as a success story. Read full book review >
The Smartest Sales Book You'll Ever Read by Daniel R. Solin
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 3, 2014

"Good counsel, solid and concise, and not just for selling. "
The latest in lawyer and investment adviser Solin's (The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read, 2009) Smartest series, this one geared to improving sales. Read full book review >
LIFE INTERRUPTED by Denise Brennan
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 1, 2014

"A tough-to-read exposé of trafficking and its effects and an urgent call for changes in federal immigration policy and ineffectual labor laws."
Brennan (Anthropology/Georgetown Univ.; What's Love Got to Do with It?: Transnational Desires and Sex Tourism in the Dominican Republic, 2004) examines the everyday lives of people who have formerly been trafficked into forced labor. Read full book review >
GLOBAL ECONOMICS by Victor R. Levine
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"A brief but refreshingly broad-minded take on global economics that is invigorated by the tension between capitalism and government."
Levine, a medical doctor and Ph.D. who studies global trends in medicine and economics, explains how the destiny of capitalism means embracing what some mistakenly see as its mortal enemy: government regulation. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A solid work for both privacy freaks and anyone seeking tips on such matters as how to strengthen passwords (make them longer and avoid simple dictionary words)."
A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist describes today's world of indiscriminate surveillance and tries to evade it. Read full book review >
GDP by Diane Coyle
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 23, 2014

"Coyle does good work explicating a topic that few understand, even if it affects each of us daily. A pleasure for facts-and-numbers geeks, though accessibly written and full of meaningful real-world examples."
It's inadequate and misleading, but it's the best we've got. No, not Congress—we're talking about gross domestic product, the measure that economists use to tell us how we're doing. Read full book review >