Business, Investing & Economics

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In 1984, one of the more unlikely lecture duos toured the country from one college auditorium to the next.

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This isn’t a great book. That’s not to say it’s useless. It has value, like a recipe for mashed potatoes or buttermilk pancakes.

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Did you know that pay for performance schemes do not work and can actually be harmful to human motivation? Or that extrinsic motivation is detrimental to creativity?

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Welcome to Redneck economics and philosophy. If Mr. and Ms.

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Memo to: Messrs. O’Reilly & Tennant

From: Your Book Reviewer

I read your book.

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The cliché is that we live in an age of celebrity—where even our current president is revered more for the role each of us projects on him (Avatar of racial progress? Pioneer of multiculturalism?

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Many things come to mind at the mention of Gianni Versace—over-the-top glamour; his sister, Donatella; sexiness; and his untimely death—but Deborah Ball has given us deep background into much more

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Well over a year passed between the publication of Niall Ferguson’s The Ascent of Money in hardcover and the paperback text reviewed here.

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It was Tom Peters who started the business book boom.

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Have you ever picked up a book really expecting to totally love it? Then have you ever been just slightly less enthusiastic when you finished it?

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How timely, that on the day I began reading this excellent book, in mid-January 2002, the weekly magazine Science News included an article whose headline was “Record Science Budget Evaded

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There are many ways to parse the sources of success in this world.

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You Already Know How to Be Great reaches beyond coaches to managers, human resource professionals, teachers, parents—anyone whose role requires them to give performance feedback or periodi

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How the heck did Hewlett-Packard become the Peyton Place of Silicon Valley?

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Small business consultants know that people talk about 90% of the time and communicate about 10%.

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“Insurance is the great protector of the American middle class, but only when it works.” Jay Feinman’s premise is that the property and casualty insurance industry is a profit seeking one that make

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This year’s Slap-In-The-Face-Get-A-Grip-Bub Award for business books goes to Jeffrey Pfeffer, business professor at Stanford and author of nine volumes on organization dynamics.

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Carl Sandburg once said, “A woman is like a tea bag. It’s only when she’s in hot water that you realize how strong she is.” 

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