Category Archives: Business

The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 296 pages, 2004 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: It caught my eye on’s best of 2004 list. Synopsis: Experts are experts because they’re smarter than the average random crowd walking down the street, right? Maybe not. Surowiecki sets out to prove that as long as certain conditions […]

Before You Quit Your Job by Robert Kiyosaki

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 259 pages, 2005 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: I’m playing catch-up on everything to do with business and finance after years of English courses. Synopsis: Tired of feeling like you do all the work while your boss reaps all of the benefits? Maybe it’s time to consider starting your own business. […]

Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich by Lois P. Frankel

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 288 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’m pretty sure expanding my shoe collection as often as possible does not, alas, really count as ‘investing.’ Synopsis: Don’t be fooled by the book’s title – Frankel’s goal is to help you find your way to financial independence for life, not to […]

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 279 pages, 2000 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: A recommendation from Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust. Synopsis: Gladwell takes a fascinating look at the people who start trends and epidemics, and the little things that can push something from locally hot to internationally cool. Why did crime drop suddenly […]