The Big Book - Most Commented
Dec 8, 2009
Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn talks with Kai Ryssdal about the book she edited, "The Story of American Business: From the Pages of the New York Times," and what might be learned from our current economic climate.
Dec 3, 2009
Douglas Coupland's first novel, "Generation X," got him credit for naming a whole generation. His new novel, "Generation A," comes full circle, taking readers through a world where interpersonal communication is a dying art. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Nov 24, 2009
Women are in charge of 80 percent of consumer spending. What are marketers doing to appeal to them? Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to women's marketing expert Mary Lou Quinlan, who says women can't be trusted when it comes to why they buy products.
Nov 16, 2009
It's likely the company you work for has adopted some of the principles advocated by teacher Peter Drucker. Harvard professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter talks with Kai Ryssdal about the management guru's most important contributions.
Nov 5, 2009
A lot of people who follow sports follow the statistics that go along with them. But not all statistics are created equal. Kai Ryssdal talks to author Simon Kuper, whose book explores the stats of soccer.
Nov 3, 2009
There are still many questions about the government's response to the collapse of the financial system. Kai Ryssdal talks to The New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin, who examines those questions in his new book, "Too Big to Fail."
Oct 26, 2009
In his new book, "Eating The Dinosaur," author Chuck Klosterman covers everything from America's relationship with Abba to why laugh tracks are offensive. He talks to Kai Ryssdal about the art and business of publishing.
Oct 26, 2009
Diana Grove, author of "Dot.Conned," talks with Stacey Vanek-Smith about how she decided to fight back against Internet con artists.
Oct 19, 2009
Why didn't more people see the current financial crisis coming? It's not the first financial meltdown the world has seen. Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff has a new book with Carmen Reinhart that addresses that question. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Oct 15, 2009
Tad Friend, who wrote a New Yorker column about how his WASP parents lived without the money and prestige they'd once known, has written a book on the history of his family. It's called "Cheerful Money." He discusses it with Kai Ryssdal.