Business and finance books

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Philip Kogan obituary
Founder of the publisher Kogan Page, one of the first companies to focus on business and management titles

Liz Thomson

11, Jan, 2023 @7:13 PM

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Escape from Model Land by Erica Thompson review – the power and pitfalls of prediction
From financial forecasts to the climate crisis, a constructive and nuanced critique of mathematical modelling from a data scientist

Felix Martin

30, Dec, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Top 10 books about tycoons
From rapacious businessmen to political power brokers, this literature extends from biographies of Cornelius Vanderbilt and Tiny Rowland to novels by Scott Fitzgerald and Preti Taneja

Peter Stothard

23, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Power Failure by William D Cohan review – pulling the plug
General Electric was a 20th-century industrial empire. What caused it to fall apart?

Hettie O'Brien

17, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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When McKinsey Comes to Town: The Hidden Influence of the World’s Most Powerful Consulting Firm – review
Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe’s devastating investigation into the consulting firm uncovers a story of secrecy, delusion and untold harm

Tim Adams

31, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Edible Economics by Ha-Joon Chang review – a different set of recipes
The Korean economist takes aim at the neoliberal order of low taxes and deregulation through the unlikely medium of food

Dan Davies

19, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The Playbook by Jennifer Jacquet review – a machiavellian guide to corporate deception
The author brilliantly unmasks the devious strategies large companies use to deflect, neutralise and counter any science that threatens profits, but offers no remedy for the problem

Matthew Reisz

11, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Playbook by Jennifer Jacquet review – how big business takes on science and wins
A ‘guide’ for companies looking to undermine unwelcome research exposes the corporate world’s dark arts

Bibi van der Zee

23, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Butler to the World by Oliver Bullough review – oligarch’s paradise
A timely exposé of how the UK helps oligarchs, gangsters and money launderers spend and store their wealth

Robert Verkaik

17, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Break the Internet by Olivia Yallop review – the anxiety of influence
In the bizarre world of the influencer, set out here in engaging style, the line between leisure and labour is increasingly blurred

Eleanor Margolis

01, Dec, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The big idea: should we work less?
A shorter working week could benefit society, the environment - even the economy. Is it time to reassess our relationship with our jobs?

Sarah Jaffe

11, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Noise by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass Sunstein review – the price of poor judgment
Whether in legal sentences or medical diagnoses, mistakes happen every day. Could the wisdom of crowds offer a solution to this ‘noise’?

Caroline Criado Perez

03, Jun, 2021 @6:30 AM

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