What gives Friedman’s book a new twist is his belief that upheaval in 2016 is actually far more dramatic than earlier phases. That is partly because of accelerating technological change...
...adds an important detail: like wind and water, globalisation is powerful, but can be inconstant or even destructive. Unless beloved notions catch up with reality, politicians will be pushed to make grave mistakes.
There are few revelations, but readers looking for stories from women who have succeeded in spite of sexism will find a plethora here.
In the end, Hodgkinson defines bohemians in business as people who want “to enjoy our work and enjoy our everyday life and make a living from it, all at once”. If this is you, then add this wry and helpful eccentric book to your reading list.
Kidder’s style as a nonfiction writer, which he has described as “the voice of a person who (is) well-informed, fair-minded and temperate,” is sometimes a bit too judicious.
Though the book is not long, Tepperman goes into impressive detail in each case study and delivers his assessments in clear, pared-down prose, careful to describe most of his success stories as experiments that could still fail.
Conard’s arguments on this score are well-done and original, and I wish the book was more focused on them. Much of the work is devoted to knocking down liberal claims about how the economy works, rather than explaining Conard’s own theories about what appetite for risk and “properly trained talent” looks like.
The final chapter, in which O’Neil discusses Facebook’s increasing electoral influence, feels eerily prescient. She offers no one easy solution, but has several reasonable suggestions as to how the future can be made more equitable and transparent for all.
Libertarians may squall, but investors just beginning to look at emerging market trends may find value in this book.
Some of the other lessons from the head ball coach: treat others fairly, maintain a good reputation, have a charming spouse, and value your country club membership. An easy, straightforward read with plenty to chew on for fans of college football, especially the SEC.
The biggest problem with this book, likely the most complete and nuanced life of Trump thus far, is nobody’s fault. It simply ends too soon and leaves unmentioned Trump’s unprecedented meltdown in the days that followed the convention in Cleveland.
And yet, try as he might in the mere days he must have had to update the book, Stiglitz does not provide further insights into Britain’s act of collective self-harm.
A book that will challenge conventional wisdom among readers who intuitively believe that corporations often game the system.
Although income inequality, overcrowded prisons, drought, and traffic continue to challenge California, Zacchino persuasively portrays the state as vibrant, farsighted, and civic minded.
Running alongside Ahrens’s own personal “midlife crisis” were Hyundai’s great efforts to elevate the middling brand into the luxury market, alongside German and Japanese cars. Amid the author’s personal journey reside priceless cultural and professional insights.
Their efforts influenced the culinary arts for decades to come. A highly readable, illuminating look at the many ramifications of feeding the hungry in hard times.
That economic union can and should be saved, he writes, but only if it truly means the creation of “the shared prosperity and solidarity that was part of the promise of the euro.” A cogent and urgent argument of compelling interest to economists and policymakers.
...writing has served as therapy for her is reflected in this narrative...However, Spencer-Devlin’s post-recovery activities, such as her time as a motivational speaker, may be of less interest to some readers...
...Korkki urges readers to creatively seize their own great endeavor as it can prove “one of the best ways to connect with the world.” Insightful, encouraging, and universally practical.
The more serious problem with Mr. Miller’s approach to the material in this particular milieu is captured by an observation made by Tom Hanks: “Here’s the thing. Agents lie to you every day.” Far too many of the interviews in “Powerhouse” have the feel of a tale often told and perfected over time.