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.
Mr. Dedman had stumbled onto an amazing story of profligate wealth, one so wild that “American aspiration” doesn’t begin to describe its excesses...“Empty Mansions” is the self-explanatory title of the Huguette Clark story.
Mullainaithan and Shafir present an insightful, humane alternative to character-based accounts of dysfunctional behavior, one that shifts the spotlight from personal failings to the involuntary psychic disabilities that chronic scarcity inflicts...
"Hothouse" is bound to be irresistible to anyone working in publishing and enticing to readers intrigued by how literature is cultivated — or was, in the days when the bottom line wasn't the dominant force that it's increasingly become...it's a delectable story about the intersection of art, commerce, passion and personalities.
A solid blend of the descriptive and the prescriptive, with plenty of lessons that will be of interest to Asia hands, investors and policymakers.
...this character's story stuck faithfully to real life.
Captivating and astute study.
Though the author is passionate with respect to expressing his point of view many times he is excessively combative and facile.
Compelling in its specificity and intriguing in its portrayal of leading financial institutions and their malfeasance.
Readers will conclude, as many a history tutor has written on an undergraduate essay: “This thesis needs more work.”
Filled with graphs and charts, the book shows how government's investment in social welfare improves the public's health, due to the creation of unemployment programs, pensions, and housing support.
Who Owns the Future? is non-linear, hyperactive, non-sequitur filled, maddening to read, and ultimately unsatisfying...Coming soon to garage sales...and birdcage liners near you.
This book is a balefully seminal work in which neither author has the language to see, much less to express, the titanic centralizing evil they are constructing....Zealots of the cult of consumer technology will find little to inspire them here, not that they ever seem to need it.
Mr Tercek is at the forefront of a new, businesslike sort of environmentalism, which is changing the way companies and governments view nature.
The power to print money is a vast one indeed...The tougher question is whether, in doing so, it has forestalled longer-lasting cures. "The Alchemists" dodges this question and ends up as a largely uncritical defense of the central-bank status quo.
Stockman forcefully conveys enormous amounts of knowledge, but some assertions will be found to be contentious.
From page one, you'll forsake daily chores as you follow the players' progress through nearly insurmountable obstacles to the final confrontation.
...I dozed off twice while reading it. Most of the book is kind of blah, composed of platitudinous-corporate-speak-intermixed-with-pallid-anecdotes.
What The Athena Doctrine doesn't do is establish that these initiatives...are specific expressions of what John Gerzema and Michael D'Antonio dub "Athena" values.
...it’s too derivative and too clichéd to be genuinely interesting.