Business and finance books

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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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Paint Your Town Red by Matthew Brown and Rhian E Jones review – the Preston model
A gripping account of the community wealth-building scheme that turned a hard-up city’s fortunes around

Lynsey Hanley

26, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Michael Lewis reveals next book, The Premonition, will be about coronavirus
The Big Short author is setting out to tell story of ‘misfits’ who anticipated the pandemic and went on to make sense of it

Alison Flood

28, Jan, 2021 @12:56 PM

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Gareth Jones obituary
Other lives: Accomplished academic and best-selling author of business management books

Rachel Grant

25, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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All work and low pay: are we too devoted to our jobs?
Modern-day employment is atomised, casual and unequal and the way we look at it needs to change, argues US author Sarah Jaffe

Tim Adams

24, Jan, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Democracy for Sale by Peter Geoghegan review – the end of politics as we know it?
The openDemocracy journalist delves into the web of power, money and data manipulation that is bringing our electoral system to its knees

John Naughton

16, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Survey of London: Oxford Street review – a bravura history, but also an obituary?
From public hangings to Primark … a lively account of the capital’s famous shopping street, edited by Andrew Saint

Gillian Darley

29, Apr, 2020 @6:30 AM

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