Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 7)

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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >