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.
Her book is a bracing expression of intelligent outrage – with the manifesto vibe of No Logo and the prescience of Silent Spring. By delivering a streetwise economic analysis of our technological reality, she leaves her reader feeling at once charged and newly aware of being duped.
An immensely readable and rewarding book that will challenge and inspire readers to make their workplaces hotbeds of creativity.
"Flash Boys" makes no claim to be a balanced account of financial innovation: It is a polemic, and a very well-written one.
...though it’s a bit rich when she criticizes the media for chasing viral stories, this is otherwise an excellent guide for individuals aspiring beyond the rat race or businesses seeking to elevate employee morale and well-being.
This book makes a good fist of disentangling the curious charms of the Japanese and for helping outsiders to understand them a little better.
While the final insights stretch thin, Schulte unearths the attitudes and “powerful cultural expectations” responsible for our hectic lives, documents European alternatives to the work/family balance, and handily summarizes her solutions in an appendix.
Whether or not one is convinced by Mr. Piketty's data—and there are reasons for skepticism...is ultimately of little consequence. For this book is less a work of economic analysis than a bizarre ideological screed.
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.
“Young Money” leaves you feeling, however, that the times may not be changing. Absent more and better regulation, Roose says, Wall Street won’t improve, “systematically speaking,” from its pre-2008 practices.
Aside from its assault on American egalitarian sensibilities, "The Triple Package" is a sloppy book...Chua and Rubenfeld cobble together assorted celebrity anecdotes and academic studies into arguments that have all the profundity of a rookie salesman's first PowerPoint presentation.
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.
...the Shanghai-based journalist charts the globalization of the recycling trade, focusing on the U.S. and China, and featuring a cast that ranges from self-made scrap-metal tycoons to late-night garbage pickers.
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.
...Carnegie’s biggest legacy is as the “father of the self-help movement”, writes Mr Watts. Finding personal satisfaction is no easy thing, Carnegie acknowledged. But it is always best to begin with a smile.