Shelf Life

Shelf Life

March 1, 2010

THE WORLD IS NOT FLAT

Forward reviews books on business, economics and trade.

The world is round, not flat. Marco Polo knew that and, it seems, where global trade is concerned, what went around has come around. Yes, technology and high speed this and that have made our […] Read More

January 1, 2010

VALUE JUDGMENTS

Forward reviews books on business, economics and trade.

By Harold James, Ph.D.,Harvard University Press, 2009 The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization CycleTo cut to the chase, this scholarly work by Princeton University Professor Harold James argues that it’s all Alan Greenspan’s […] Read More

November 1, 2009

LOOKING BACK...AND AHEAD

Forward reviews books on business, economics and trade.

By Amity Shlaes,Harper Collins, 2007   The Forgotten ManIn college, I read a breezy little book called How to Lie with Statistics, which, as a journalist, stood me in good stead. Not being much of a […] Read More

July 1, 2009

LOOKING FOR COMFORT

Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep It From Happening to You By Sydney Finkelstein,Jo Whiteheadand Andrew Campbell,Hayard Business Press, 2008When I reviewed several books in the neuroscience field for the […] Read More