New Books Network

Emily Balcetis, “Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World” (Ballantine Books, 2020)
How can we improve our productivity by literally seeing the world differently than before? Today I talked to Emily Balcetis about her new book Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World (Ballantine Books, 2020) Balcetis is an associate professor psychology at New York University. She received her PhD... Read More
E. Lonergan and M. Blyth, “Angrynomics” (Agenda/Columbia UP, 2020)
How are we going to address inequality and put the economy on a sounder footing? Today I talked to Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth about their new book Angrynomics (Agenda Publishing/Columbia University Press, 2020). Lonergan is an economist and macro fund manager in London whose writings often appear in The Financial... Read More
David R. Grimes, “The Irrational Ape: Why Flawed Logic Puts Us All at Risk, and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World” (Simon and Schuster, 2019)
What are some of the prevalent ways in which we lie to ourselves and limit our flexibility? Today I discussed this and other questions with David R. Grimes, the author of The Irrational Ape: Why Flawed Logic Puts Us All at Risk, and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World... Read More
Susie Hodge, “The Short Story of Architecture” (Laurence King Publishing, 2019)
What makes a building’s design come alive as it helps shape our existence? Listen in as I discuss this and other questions with Susie Hodge, author of The Short Story of Architecture: A Pocket Guide to Key Styles, Buildings, Elements & Materials (Laurence King Publishing, 2019) Hodge is an art... Read More
B. J. Pine II and J. H. Gilmore, “The Experience Economy: Competing for Customer Time, Attention, and Money” (HBR Press, 2020)
How is the retail sector going to be best able to survive the Amazon juggernaut? I address this question with B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore in a discussion of their book The Experience Economy: Competing for Customer Time, Attention, and Money (Harvard Business Review Press, 2020). Pine... Read More
S. E. Schier and T. E. Eberly, “How Trump Happened: A System Shock Decades in the Making” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2020)
How did Donald Trump’s leveraging of emotions get him to The White House? Today I discussed this question with Steven E. Schier and Todd E. Eberly, co-authors of the new book How Trump Happened: A System Shock Decades in the Making (Rowman and Littlefield, 2020). Schier is professor emeritus of... Read More
Kenneth Womack, “Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and The End of The Beatles” (Cornell UP, 2019)
To what degree did each of The Beatles exhibit emotional intelligence in the band’s final year? You’ll find out in the discussion I had with Kenneth Womack about his new book Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and The End of The Beatles (Cornell University Press, 2019). Womack is... Read More