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...
Reading Boris Kachka's enormously entertaining "Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus & Giroux" makes one yearn for that bygone era and its larger than life players.
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 tale cements her position as an icon of the genre.
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.
Ms. Raghavan...has written a briskly paced account full of fascinating detail, with chapters that switch deftly back and forth between the two main characters.
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.
...these concepts are so lost in a heap of digressions, interludes and fables...that the signal-to-noise ratio may prove to be too much for all but the most dedicated tech readers.
Despite its thoroughness and appetite for detail, there is one glaring omission from Schmidt's and Cohen's vision of the future: the phenomenon of corporate power.
According to this savvy book, both environmentalists and business executives need to understand “how nature contributes to economic and ecological well-being.”
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.
Mr. Stockman is a former divinity student, and his tone is that of a sermon as well as a rant.
In an action-adventure capacity, SCAVENGER works.
Mere mortal women may aspire to be fairy-tale fabulous like Sandberg, but few can expect to lean in the same way.
I’m confused. Are the authors saying passion, empathy, intuition, patience et al as are feminine traits or aren’t they? But perhaps more importantly, does it matter? It’s all starting to sound a little like semantic hand waving to me.
The book can’t help the reader develop a more nuanced appreciation of the mechanics of these ideas in real life operation. In short, you walk away from the book wanting more.