This season’s titles aim to help readers navigate DEI initiatives in the workplace, come to grips with blockchain technology, and plan for a comfortable retirement.
The Big Myth: How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market
Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. Bloomsbury, Feb. 7 ($32, ISBN 978-1-63557-357-2)
The authors of Merchants of Doubt return with an exploration of the free market and its negative repercussions over the past century. 150,000-copy announced first printing.
The Case for Good Jobs: How Great Companies Bring Dignity, Pay, and Meaning to Everyone’s Work
Zeynep Ton. Harvard Business Review, June 6 ($32, ISBN 978-1-64782-417-4)
Ton, an MIT professor, argues that companies should reexamine the jobs they provide, with an eye toward creating stronger businesses overall.
The Chile Project: The Story of the Chicago Boys and the Downfall of Neoliberalism
Sebastian Edwards. Princeton Univ., May 23 ($32, ISBN 978-0-691-20862-6)
Edwards, a former world bank economist, revisits the recent history of Chile, which was held up as the poster child for neoliberalism—until protests revealed the rampant inequalities in the country.
Credible: The Power of Expert Leaders
Amanda Goodall. Public Affairs, July 11 ($30, ISBN 978-1-5417-0250-9)
After researching many different types of organizations, labor scholar Goodall concludes that successful leaders should have field experience in the businesses they run.
Easy Money: Cryptocurrency, Casino Capitalism, and the Golden Age of Fraud
Ben McKenzie, with Jacob Silverman. Abrams, July 18 ($28, ISBN 978-1-4197-6639-8)
Actor McKenzie and journalist Silverman probe cryptocurrency and prognosticate on the current crypto exchange meltdown. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
The Phoenix Economy: Work, Life, and Money in the New Not Normal
Felix Salmon. Harper Business, May 9 ($32.50, ISBN 978-0-06-307628-0)
Journalist Salmon theorizes what a postpandemic economy will look like based on political, social, and economic trends. 60,000-copy announced first printing.
Pricing the Priceless: The Journey to Value the Planet and Protect What We Need and Love Most
Paula DiPerna. Wiley, Apr. 18 ($25, ISBN 978-1-119-91380-1)
DiPerna, an environmental and philanthropic policy advisor, examines environmental problems through an economic lens to ask questions about planetary sustainability and money’s role in it.
So This Is Why I’m Broke: Money Lessons on Financial Literacy, Passive Income, and Generational Wealth
Melissa Jean-Baptiste. Mango, May 9 ($19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68481-183-0)
Jean-Baptiste, creator of the Millennial in Debt blog, presents a financial literacy guide for the BIPOC community.
We Need to Talk About Inflation: Fourteen Urgent Lessons from the Last Two Thousand Years
Stephen D. King. Yale Univ., May 23 ($28, ISBN 978-0-300-27047-1)
Economist King debunks economic myths and distills lessons for dealing with inflation from bungled responses to it throughout history.
Wisdom of the Bullfrog: Leadership Made Simple (but Not Easy)
William H. McRaven. Grand Central, Apr. 4 ($24, ISBN 978-1-5387-0794-4)
The bestselling author and retired admiral shares leadership lessons and tips he picked up over his 37-year career as a Navy SEAL. 500,000-copy first printing.
Business & Economics Listings
What We Build with Power: The Fight for Economic Justice in Tech by David Delmar Sentíes (Mar. 14, $16 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8070-0667-2) argues that there are intentional systemic barriers that prevent BIPOC workers from becoming successful in the tech industry.
Working to Restore: Harnessing the Power of Regenerative Business to Heal the World by Esha Chhabra (Mar. 21, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8070-0851-5). Journalist Chhabra profiles companies that are working to fix global environmental issues.
Sovereign Funds: How the Communist Party of China Finances Its Global Ambitions by Zongyuan Zoe Liu (June 20, $45, ISBN 978-0-674-27191-3) explores China’s rise since Xi Jinping became president in 2013.
How to Lead Your Family Business: Excelling Through Unexpected Crises, Choices, and Challenges by Julie Charlestein (Feb. 14, $25, ISBN 978-1-63774-279-2). A fourth-generation CEO explains the challenges often facing a family-owned company.
The New Roaring Twenties: Prosper in Volatile Times by Paul Zane Pilzer (Mar. 21, $28, ISBN 978-1-63774-097-2) claims that this decade will be an extraordinary opportunity for economic success.
The Long-Distance Team: Designing Your Team for the Modern Workplace by Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel (Feb. 28, $21.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5230-0341-9) guides employers in creating and leading a remote-based team.
The Next Economy MBA: Redesigning Business for the Benefit of All Life by Erin Axelrod et al. (May 23, $27.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5230-0257-3) suggests rethinking the MBA so that the curriculum incorporates environmental and social justice values.
Racial Justice at Work: Practical Solutions for Systemic Change by Mary-Frances Winters and the Winters Group Team (Feb. 14, $24.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5230-0362-4) proposes that traditional DEI initiatives merely create change at a surface level, and provides insight into how to address entrenched systems and thinking.
The Defiant Optimist: Daring to Fight Global Inequality, Reinvent Finance, and Invest in Women by Durreen Shahnaz (June 27, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8076-3). Entrepreneur and investor Shahnaz asserts that defiant optimism—the belief that systems that prop up the few can be changed to benefit the many—fosters a workable strategy.
Purposeful Empathy: Tapping Our Hidden Superpower for Personal, Organizational, and Social Change by Anita Nowak (Apr. 11, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8505-8) examines the role empathy plays in everyday life, as well as the workplace.
The Decisive Manager: Get Results, Build Morale, and Be the Boss Your People Deserve by Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem (Mar. 1, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63265-201-0) offers strategies for managers looking to improve the way they run their teams.
Columbia Business School
Reasons to Pass: A Guide to Making Fewer and Better Investments by Ralph Birchmeier (Feb. 7, $30, ISBN 978-0-231-20708-9). Rather than making a lot of wild card investments, Birchmeier advocates for patience and for a smaller number of quality picks.
How Big Things Get Done: The Surprising Factors That Determine the Fate of Every Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration and Everything in Between by Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner (Feb. 7, $28.99, ISBN 978-0-593-23951-3). The authors explore the causes of large and small failures, and what readers can do to avoid them.
The Kingdom of Prep: How J. Crew Changed What We Wear—And How We Shop by Maggie Bullock (Mar. 7, $28.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304264-3) offers a history of the J. Crew brand and pontificates on what its roller-coaster ride says about the retail industry today.
CustomHer Experience: The Importance of Tailoring Your Brand Experience to the Female Consumer by Katie Mares (Feb. 14, $24.95, ISBN 979-8-88645-026-2) declares that businesses haven’t yet truly embraced women as customers and provides strategies for doing so.
Profit with Presence: The Twelve Pillars of Mindful Leadership by Eric J. Holsapple (Mar. 7, $29.95, ISBN 979-8-88645-010-1) seeks to have workers practice mindfulness during their workday with the goal of increasing the employee’s success, as well as the company’s.
Rising Together: How We Can Bridge Divides and Create a More Inclusive Workplace by Sally Helgesen (Feb. 28, $30, ISBN 978-0-306-82830-0). The author of Women Rise returns with advice on how to create an inclusive workplace.
Winner Sells All by Jason Del Rey (June 13, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307632-7) chronicles the rise of Amazon and Walmart, and the companies’ fight to be the dominant e-commerce player. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
Come Up for Air: How Teams Can Leverage Systems and Tools to Stop Drowning in Work by Nick Sonnenberg (Feb. 7, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3672-5) provides a framework for making teams more efficient so as to prevent burnout and wasted time.
Overcoming Impossible: Learn to Lead, Build a Team, and Catapult Your Business to Success by Robert Irvine (Feb. 14, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3833-0). The host of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible gives readers his tips for business success.
The Unspoken Truths for Career Success: What You Never Learned About Navigating Pay, Promotions and Politics in the Workplace by Tessa White (Feb. 28, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4002-3600-8) delivers an overview on getting ahead in the job market, focusing on millennial and Gen Z employees.
Deeply Responsible Business: A Global History of Values-Driven Leadership by Geoffrey Jones (Mar. 21, $37.95, ISBN 978-0-674-91653-1) profiles business leaders who have used their companies to achieve social and environmental change.
Limitless: The Federal Reserve Takes on a New Age of Crisis by Jeanna Smialek (Feb. 28, $30, ISBN 978-0-593-32023-5) takes readers into the Federal Reserve to explore its history, its people, and its future.
Crypto Wars: Faked Deaths, Missing Billions and Industry Disruption by Erica Stanford (Mar. 28, $13.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-398-61051-4). Crypto educator Stanford explains how easily cryptocurrency can be exploited thanks to a lack of knowledge and oversight.
Crack-Up Capitalism: Market Radicals and the Dream of a World Without Democracy by Quinn Slobodian (Apr. 4, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75389-2) proposes that capitalist extremists are working to tear down democracy so as to operate with minimal regulation.
Building a New Leadership Ladder: Transforming Male-Dominated Organizations to Support Women on the Rise by Carol J. Geffner (Feb. 28, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-262-04738-8) provides guidelines for companies looking to take a more active role in cultivating women leaders.
Inside the Competitor’s Mindset: How to Predict Their Next Move and Position Yourself for Success by John Horn (Apr. 11, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-262-04788-3) shares strategies for understanding and outmaneuvering one’s competition.
Workforce Ecosystems: Reaching Strategic Goals with People, Partners, and Technologies by Elizabeth J. Altman et al. (Apr. 11, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-262-04777-7) suggests ways to maintain a successful workplace that draws on freelancers, as well as full-time employees.
New World Library
Finding Clarity: How Compassionate Accountability Builds Vibrant Relationships, Thriving Workplaces, and Meaningful Lives by Marc Lesser (Apr. 11, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-60868-833-3) advocates for using accountability as a way to positively effect future goals.
The Big Con: How the Consulting Industry Weakens Our Businesses, Infantilizes Our Governments, and Warps Our Economies by Mariana Mazzucato and Rosie Collington (Mar. 7, $28, ISBN 978-0-593-49267-3) investigates the consulting industry and argues that it’s largely a con job that must be stopped.
The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism by Martin Wolf (Feb. 7, $30, ISBN 978-0-7352-2421-6). The chief economics commentator at the Financial Times examines the deteriorating relationship between democracy and capitalism and prognosticates on what can be done to fix it.
Hell to Pay: How the Conspiracy to Keep Wages Low Is Destroying America by Michael Lind (Apr. 25, $26, ISBN 978-0-593-42125-3). Wages are not determined by labor markets, writes Lind, but by political and business interests, and he presents a plan for changing that.
The Pandemic Paradox: How the Covid Crisis Made Americans More Financially Secure by Scott Fulford (May 16, $35, ISBN 978-0-691-24532-4) looks into why many Americans’ finances improved during the pandemic and how the pandemic changed the economy.
Plunder: Private Equity’s Plan to Pillage America by Brendan Ballou (June 27, $30, ISBN 978-1-5417-0210-3). The private equity industry is poised to ravage the economy, according to this survey from a special counsel at the Department of Justice.
Simon & Schuster
These Are the Plunderers: How Private Equity Runs—and Wrecks—America by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner (May 9, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-98219-128-3). Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Morgenson and policy analyst Rosner investigate the adverse effects private equity companies have had on the businesses they acquire and the general public.
Make Work Better: Revolutionizing How Great Bosses Lead, Give Feedback, and Empower Employees by Doug Dennerline (Apr. 4, $30, ISBN 978-1-5107-7491-9) submits that performance reviews are detrimental to employee management and should be done away with.
Secrets of Successful Women Inventors: How They Swam with the "Sharks" and Hundreds of Other Ways to Commercialize Your Own Inventions, edited by Edith G. Tolchin (June 14, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7570-0524-4). These profiles of modern-day women inventors feature advice for potential creators.
Workstyle: Be Well. Work Better. Do Good by Lizzie Penny and Alex Hirst (Feb. 14, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-399-80294-9). The coiners of the term workstyle lay out different ways to find a career that works in tandem with various lifestyles.
Univ. of California
Moving the Needle: What Tight Labor Markets Do for the Poor by Katherine S. Newman and Elisabeth Jacobs (May 2, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-520-37910-7) looks at the positives and negatives of what happens when unemployment is low.
Univ. of Chicago
The Ends of Freedom: Reclaiming America’s Lost Promise of Economic Rights by Mark V. Paul (May 12, $26, ISBN 978-0-226-79296-5) argues that Americans need an economic bill of rights.
Univ. of North Carolina
Country Capitalism: How Corporations from the American South Remade Our Economy and the Planet by Bart Elmore (May 16, $28, ISBN 978-1-4696-7333-2) explores the changing global economy through the histories of five American companies from the South.
Clean: A Century of Sustainability and Lessons Every Company Can Learn by Paul C. Godfrey, with Emile R. Tenuta (Mar. 14, $30, ISBN 978-1-394-15336-7) proffers tips for companies to become more sustainable, from Ecolab, an organization that has been sustainable since its founding over 100 years ago.
Investing in Cannabis: The Next Great Investment Opportunity by Dan Ahrens (Apr. 4, $21.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-394-17133-0). With cannabis legalization on the rise, investment firm CEO Ahrens provides insight into its investment opportunities.
Mixed Signals: How Incentives Really Work by Uri Gneezy (Mar. 21, $28, ISBN 978-0-300-25553-9) describes the sometimes conflicting signals that incentives can have.
This piece has been updated with further information.