REVIEW: “Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations” by Brandon L. Garrett

Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations, by Brandon L. Garrett Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 978-0674368316 Copyright November 2014, Hardcover, 384 Pages An absolute legal delight. Greatly comprehensive and extraordinarily fascinating, this book nimbly surveys corporate prosecutions and white-collar crimes. With trained focus on dissecting deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements, the book…

REVIEW: “Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who’d Stop at Nothing to Win” by Paul M. Barrett

Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who’d Stop at Nothing to Win, by Paul M. Barrett Crown, 978-0770436346 Copyright September 2014, Hardcover, 304 Pages An intoxicating legal spectacle with an extraordinarily melodramatic progression of events from beginning to end. Set in Ecuador’s unorthodox judicial climate, the…

REVIEW: “Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World” by Joann S. Lublin

Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World, by Joann S. Lublin HarperBusiness, ISBN: 978-0062407474 Copyright October 2016, Hardcover, 304 Pages Earning It makes for a rather light, quick and enjoyable read. This book features countless inspirational and candid anecdotes of powerful and intelligent women contending in the male-dominated executive world. Delivered…

REVIEW: “A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World (Columbia Business School Publishing)” by Joe Carlen

A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World (Columbia Business School Publishing), by Joe Carlen Columbia University Press, ISBN: 978-0231173049 Copyright October 2016, Hardcover, 256 Pages A Brief History of Entrepreneurship is an unbelievably enthralling and inspirational book, especially so for enthusiasts, practitioners and students of entrepreneurship and business. An inconceivably content-rich…

REVIEW: “Shadow Courts: The Tribunals that Rule Global Trade” by Haley Sweetland Edwards

Shadow Courts: The Tribunals that Rule Global Trade, by Haley Sweetland Edwards Columbia Global Reports, ISBN: 978-0997126402 Copyright September 2016, Paperback, 144 Pages Shadow Courts offers an abbreviated overview of a less known instrument of public international law—the investor-state dispute settlement, or the ISDS. The author primarily furnishes a case against ISDS and the ISDS tribunal system—a supposedly…

REVIEW: “Kapferer on Luxury: How Luxury Brands can Grow Yet Remain Rare” by Jean-Noel Kapferer

Kapferer on Luxury: How Luxury Brands can Grow Yet Remain Rare, by Jean-Noel Kapferer Kogan Page, ISBN: 978-0749474362 Copyright March 2015, Paperback, 240 Pages Kapferer on Luxury suffices as a crash course examining the sophisticated workings of the business of luxury, and supplemented with sociological explorations of the concept of luxury. With 8 chapters comprising previously published articles…

REVIEW: “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business” by Rana Foroohar

Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business, by Rana Foroohar Crown Business, ISBN: 978-0553447231 Copyright May 2016, Hardcover, 400 Pages Makers and Takers is a magnificently intellectual book. The book is packed with highly compelling arguments illustrating the “complex phenomenon” of financialization colonizing American business, complete with plentiful pertinent examples, solid research,…

REVIEW: “The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business” by Duff McDonald

The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business, by Duff McDonald Simon & Schuster, ISBN: 978-1439190982 Reprint Edition Copyright September 2014, Paperback, 400 Pages The Firm is a captivating story of McKinsey, the Goldman Sachs of the consulting world, founded by James O. McKinsey. Celebrated for its self-confidence, and notorious for its arrogance,…

REVIEW: “101 Best Businesses to Start: The Essential Sourcebook of Success Stories, Practical Advice, and the Hottest Ideas” by The Philip Lief Group, Russell Roberts

101 Best Businesses to Start: The Essential Sourcebook of Success Stories, Practical Advice, and the Hottest Ideas, by The Philip Lief Group, Russell Roberts Broadway, ISBN: 978-0767906593 Copyright August 2000, Paperback, 720 Pages 101 Best Businesses to Start is an amazing resource for entrepreneurship aficionados. Each business is detailed sufficiently such that the reader is able to visualize…

REVIEW: “The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business” by Josh Kaufman

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business, by Josh Kaufman Portfolio, ISBN: 978-1591845577 Reprint Edition Copyright August 2012, Paperback, 464 Pages The Personal MBA provides a succinct overview of essential concepts for the brave and ambitious venturing to educate himself or herself in business. The book positions practical business, financial and management concepts in a sweet spot…