...a veritable management page-turner that has interesting things to say about everything from the evolution of British society to the art of transforming huge organisations.
Dobson captures empathetically the skill and insight of modern neo-despots – in much the way their more successful opponents do.
A gripping account of academic politics and the birth of the pharmaceutical industry.
...Brookhiser effectively argues that Madison, by melding his knowledge of political theory with shrewd political instincts, deserves a place close to the top of the list of America’s most successful politicians.
Uneven, but patient readers will be rewarded with lessons about persistence and the joy of running.
Few important women come from such raw places. The book makes you remember why the Obamas, four years ago, seemed so new, so implausible.
Danza’s writing style is accessible to a wide audience, and while there might be a bit of the jocular boss left in him, he provides insights into a teacher’s daily life.
Despite its sometimes academic tone, Tea Partiers and Occupiers alike may be surprised and enlightened by this lucid analysis, all the more convincing for its sympathetic treatment of both sides of the argument.
With almost every turn of a page, there’s a flash of recognition. “I didn’t know you could eat that!” you find yourself saying.
Here’s another that’ll make your eyes pop
A straightforward approach to revamping one's life from an expert on vulnerability.
...but the man has brought the country a little closer to his way of seeing things. And his journey as explained by Brian Doherty is a fascinating one.
Patterson's prose sometimes has the overly breathless air of an airport thriller. But it is underpinned by an invaluable piece of timely journalism that should be read by regulators and anyone with a cent in the stock market.
He has written a haunting book, and the story it tells is hardly over. He is living out a sequel that is no less strange and magickal than what he has already been through.
Phillips’s major accomplishment is to recover that sense of excitement, confusion and improvisation as, almost providentially, the perfect storm formed.
...the author effectively allows the depressing events to speak for themselves.
Essential reading for anyone who works for a living.
A shorter but heavier book...co-written by four professors at New York University's Stern School of Business, one of whom used to sit on Freddie's board, is a worthy complement to Ms Morgenson's and Mr Rosner's narrative-based work.
. . .there are real gems of insight and wit on the diverse topics of appreciating nature, love and sex, technology, parenthood, the solitary life, art, self-reliance, reason and aging.
But the ones that deliver on deep delight do so hugely... Pity the Beautiful is a shining example.