He says that the financial rescue programs enacted in the crisis years were a success because the alternative—which no one can ever know—would have been far worse. What we do know is that, six years later, the economy is suffering through a historically weak recovery and the emergency programs haven't ended.
An editor of n +1 offers an illuminating study of the modern office and its antecedents...Ferociously lucid and witty.
It’s a difficult book to encapsulate simply...Not to be skimmed. A cogent and genuine argument for the true democratization of online culture.
In the case of "Creativity, Inc.," by Ed Catmull, one of the founders of Pixar Animation, readers will want to take a big bite. Yes, there are clichés here...But the book also offers up a fascinating story about how some very smart people built something that profoundly changed the animation business and, along the way, popular culture.
As a piece of investigative journalism, the hardback edition of the book has a few holes. There is no index, nor are there any charts or tables to bolster Mr Lewis’s case...
...she has...set up “nap rooms” in Huffington Post headquarters, so that staff members need never be sleep-deprived again. Mrs. Huffington could have achieved the same goal by simply lending them all copies of her latest book. It may not be much as literature, but it’s a first-class cure for insomnia.
This book makes a good fist of disentangling the curious charms of the Japanese and for helping outsiders to understand them a little better.
She advises us to “chunk” our time and work in shorter, concentrated blocks; to check our email less frequently; to take a moment to play...Mostly good suggestions. But like all self-help advice, they don’t measure up against the entrenched forces that are indifferent if not hostile to the emotional well-being of a majority of Americans.
...has clear weaknesses. The most important is that it does not deal with why soaring inequality – while more than adequately demonstrated – matters. Essentially, Piketty simply assumes that it does.
This is not the first modern book on money, and it is not the last word, but it is a very good study and well worth reading. When an economist argues that money is inherently a social phenomenon, that is reason enough to read the book.
Easterly tries to craft global solutions, but fails to come up with practical proposals that will work in the messy world beyond his neighborhood.
While the reader gets a solid sense of finance's corrosive day-to-day effects through the tales of his proxies, it never quite captures the immediacy of personal experience.
The preachy tone, although it may delight Mormons who are in many ways the stars of The Triple Package, is alas typical of a book that attempts to elevate Chua's bestselling wind-up Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother into a grand and instructive formula...
Werth very aptly captured the drama of the pharmaceutical industry in which, although great profits are possible, great risks are also taken.
The authors may not have the solution to growing inequality, but their book marks one of the most effective explanations yet for the origins of the gap.
These depictions of Roger Ailes as something other than a frothing, ratings-mad showman-provocateur may be cases of damning with faint praise. But it’s about as a fair and balanced an account as one could hope to read about someone who has so weightily tipped the scales of American political life to the right.
Junkyard Planet is a gripping odyssey around the world's rubbish mountains and the men and (occasionally) women who mine them and turn them into money.
Along the way, concepts such as hedonistic sustainability...and the ideal depth of a front yard...are explained with Gladwellian facility...Mercifully, the text isn’t overballasted with such pop science clichés.
Though much of "Hatching Twitter" is hobbled by weak anecdotes and schlocky metaphors, the book is carried by Bilton's excruciating account of Dorsey's evolution.
He does a masterful job of weaving in Carnegie’s impact on the lives of individuals being tossed by the waves of industrialization, urbanization and mass media that dominated the last century and this...Yet Carnegie’s intuition that the spark of individual ambition burns in all of us persists, and this book is, in its own way, an inspiration, too.