John D. Bassett III's determination to maintain U.S. manufacturing, to keep his factories open and his workers employed, makes him a hero to Ms. Macy, and her prodigious research and colorful writing make this book worthwhile for anyone interested in reviving American industry.
Will history see Geithner as a great Treasury secretary? That is uncertain. He was certainly effective. But too much of this otherwise self-deprecating memoir is self-defence.
“Cubed” is itself a pleasure to read: beautifully written and clearly organized. Since many Americans now, women as well as men, spend more than half their waking hours at work, it’s also an important exploration.
It’s a difficult book to encapsulate simply...Not to be skimmed. A cogent and genuine argument for the true democratization of online culture.
Animation giant Pixar uses technology only as a means to an end; its films are rooted in human concerns, not computer wizardry. The same can be said of the new book "Creativity, Inc.," Ed Catmull's endearingly thoughtful explanation of how the studio he co-founded generated hits...
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...
...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.
Life is complex and contradictory, more so in Japan than other places. But the story Pilling is telling in this worthwhile book is clearer than such tics suggest. As he puts it, “Two ‘lost decades’ and its manifold problems notwithstanding, reports of Japan’s demise are exaggerated.”
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.
It holds considerable appeal for investors, their bankers, and those drawn to the mechanics of wealth.
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.
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.
Minter encourages people “to think about what it means to recycle, and make smart choices as a consumer before you buy that thing you’ll eventually toss out.” In the end, placing that bin on the curbside is only outsourcing the end result of our consumption.
In zesty prose, Gordon ably narrates this whole story, ending with the convoluted financial machinations that led to the label’s stunningly rapid collapse. Deep cultural and social history enlivened by a cast of colorful characters.
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.