New Books Network

Gene Ludwig, “The Vanishing American Dream” (Disruption Books, 2020)
Gene Ludwig cares. The former banker, government regulator, and serial entrepreneur cares deeply about the hollowing out of the American middle class over the past several decades, not least of all in his hometown of York, PA. So he gathered the country’s best and brightest in 2019 for a conference... Read More
Karl Gerth, “Unending Capitalism: How Consumerism Negated China’s Communist Revolution” (Cambridge UP, 2020)
Karl Gerth’s new book, Unending Capitalism: How Consumerism Negated China’s Communist Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2020) details how the state created brands, promoted and advertised particular products, set up department stores, and facilitated the promotion of certain luxury consumer products (notably wristwatches, bicycles, and sewing machines)—all in the Mao era. Though... Read More
Chhaya Goswami, “Globalization Before Its Time: The Gujarati Merchants from Kachchh” (PRH India, 2016)
Chhaya Goswami’s Globalization Before Its Time: The Gujarati Merchants from Kachchh (Penguin Random House India) asks: How did the Kachchhi traders build on the Gujarat Advantage? In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, during the dying days of the Mughal empire, merchants from Kachchh established a flourishing overseas trade. Building... Read More
Timothy R. Clark, “The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation” (Berrett-Koehler, 2020)
How does any organization invite the true, full participation of its members? In his new book The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation (Berrett-Koehler, 2020), Timothy Clark explains. Clark is the founder and CEO of LeaderFactor, and ranks as a global authority on senior... Read More
Shahrukh Khan, “Development Economics: A Critical Introduction” (Routledge, 2019)
Dr. Shahrukh Khan’s new textbook Development Economics: A Critical Introduction (Routledge, 2019) is a fantastic book for teachers and students trying to get into the field of development economics. Covering all the major topic in the field such as foreign direct investment, foreign aid, institutions and good governance, data collection,... Read More
Christopher Marquis, “Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism” (Yale UP, 2020)
I spoke with Prof. Christopher Marquis, Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Global Sustainable Enterprise and Professor of Management at Cornell University. His latest research book tells the story of an ambitious certification programme that aims to signal to customers and shareholders those small and large corporations that are responsible and... Read More
Christopher Robertson, “Exposed: Why Our Health Insurance is Incomplete and What Can Be Done About” (Harvard UP, 2019)
Today’s guest is Christopher Robertson, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation and Professor of Law at the University of Arizona. His background and research interests overlap several academic disciplines, including bioethics, health law, incentives, behavioral economics and more. His CV includes a PhD in philosophy and a law degree from... Read More
Colleen Stanley, “Emotional Intelligence for Sales Leadership” (HarperCollins, 2020)
What does it take to connect successfully with somebody you’re trying to “win over”? Colllen Stanley explains in her new book Emotional Intelligence for Sales Leadership(HarperCollins, 2020) Stanley is the president of SalesLeadership, a sales development firm. She’s been named by Salesforce as one of the top sales influencers of... Read More
R. Pollin and N. Chomsky, “Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet” (Verso, 2020)
Is there a consensus on the best response to global warming? Not even close. Left and right both bring their own tools, math, and, most notably, agendas–climate related and non-climate related–to their policy prescriptions. Economist Robert Pollin has teamed up with Noam Chomsky to produce a manifesto for the New... Read More
Thea Riofrancos, “Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador” (Duke UP, 2020)
In 2007, Ecuador joined the Latin American “Pink Tide” by electing a left-wing president, Rafael Correa, who voiced opposition to US imperialism and advocated higher levels of redistribution and social investment. However, shortly after coming to power, Correa came into conflict with members of his own coalition over the future... Read More