Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 8)

THE CRASH OF 2016 by Thom Hartmann
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Ideological and agitational in tone, this will appeal most to liberals."
Progressive talk show host Hartmann (Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People"—and How You Can Fight Back, 2010, etc.) argues that the financial crash of 2008 was just a precursor for the larger-scale disruptions to come in 2016. Read full book review >
OWNING THE EARTH by Andro Linklater
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Vast, evenhanded and worthy of rumination."
A pertinent, wide-ranging comparative study of the unleashing of the "monster" of private property, which has both enriched and enslaved populations. Read full book review >

DOGFIGHT by Fred Vogelstein
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Old-school journalism that has plenty to say about the new media and how we absorb information today."
The backbiting true story of the smartphone wars, as told from the point of view of the guys in the trenches. Read full book review >
THIS LAND WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME (BUT MOSTLY ME) by Bruce McCall
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Lightweight, mostly amusing fare."
A busman's holiday through the imagined, exaggerated playgrounds of the unconscionably rich. Read full book review >
ANGRY WHITE MEN by Michael Kimmel
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Another worthwhile examination of important issues affecting men and, by extension, everyone else, from an author known for his insight into the subject."
A study of what Kimmel (Sociology and Gender Studies/Stony Brook Univ.; Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, 2008, etc.) calls "aggrieved entitlement" and how it leads to the angry rhetoric and violence endemic to the United States today. Read full book review >

THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE PARADOX by Elizabeth H. Bradley
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"An important attempt to shift the discussion on health in the United States."
Bradley (Public Health/Yale Univ.) and Harvard presidential scholar Taylor examine why Americans are less healthy than others around the world, even though the United States spends more on health. Read full book review >
IF MAYORS RULED THE WORLD by Benjamin R. Barber
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A provocative, informative account of a different kind of globalization. Highly recommended reading for policymakers and other readers intrigued by forward-thinking forms of governance."
Political theorist Barber (Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York; Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole, 2007, etc.) asks whether the world's cities, and the mayors who lead them, can come together as an alternative to the failures of the nation-state. Read full book review >
THE FRACKERS by Gregory Zuckerman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A fascinating study of American entrepreneurial culture and the modern robber barons who succeeded in creating an energy revolution."
Award-winning Wall Street Journal columnist Zuckerman (The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History, 2009) calls drilling for shale gas and oil "one of the greatest energy revolutions in history." Read full book review >
HATCHING TWITTER by Nick Bilton
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A captivating study of male camaraderie and competition, more like the story of an indie rock band than one of the world's most ubiquitous corporations."
Novelistic rendition of Twitter's contentious origins in the techie subculture of San Francisco. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Combined with an easygoing reassurance to readers that not every month can be a challenge-busting month, the author provides useful information and savings tips that can be applied to most readers' personal situations."
A nuts-and-bolts guide to cutting expenses. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A useful, hands-on book to help readers prioritize their happiness through practical financial planning."
A thorough guide to keeping your finances—and emotions—in order. Read full book review >
THE DRIVEN ORGANIZATION by Omar Garcia
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"A compelling road map for creating workplaces driven by engagement rather than earnings, with happier workers and more sustainable outcomes."
A guidebook for business leaders who want their organizations to be guided by more than just financial gains. Read full book review >