Apple tightens grip on app store

Feb 1, 2011
Apple has rejected an app from Sony that would simulate Sony's own e-book reader and allow customers to purchase books from Sony from inside the...
Posted In: Amazon, apple, apps, Books, business, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, policy, Sony

Practically Radical

Jan 28, 2011
Title: Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself Author: Bill Taylor Pub...
Posted In: Bill Taylor, Books, William C. Taylor

Financial crisis and 'Other People's Money'

Jan 26, 2011
If you want to find out what caused the 2008 financial crisis, you can pick up a copy of the 576-page report by the U.S. commission appointed to ...
Posted In: book review, Books, financial crisis, financial reform

Patton Oswalt's perspective: Why a wasteland outlook works for him

Jan 24, 2011
Stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt drops by our studios to talk with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland," why a lot of comedians are wastelands, and how Twitter has helped him to become a better writer.
Posted In: Books

Playing video games can change the world

Jan 20, 2011
Author Jane McGonigal from the Institute For The Future talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book, "Reality Is Broken," and the specific skills gamers develop that they can use to help solve real-world problems.
Posted In: Books

How the military-industrial complex lives on today

Jan 17, 2011
Fifty years ago, Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his final speech as president warning of the military's growing influence. editor James Ledbetter wrote a book about what Eisenhower's meant in his speech and talks with Bob Moon about the military-industrial complex.
Posted In: Books

The rise and fall of Borders

Jan 12, 2011
Borders' history is the story of two little independent bookstore chains that grew-up fast -Waldenbooks and Borders - and eventually merged into a...
Posted In: Books, borders

How BP got 'In Too Deep'

Jan 11, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks with Bloomberg reporter Alison Fitzgerald about her new book co-written with Stanley Reed, "In Too Deep," which covers BP's troubled history.
Posted In: Books, Oil

The price behind the choices we make

Jan 10, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to author Eduardo Porter about why we spend the way we do, the subject of Porter's new book "The Price of Everything."
Posted In: Books

The best business books of 2010

Dec 16, 2010
At the end of the year, Marketplace takes a look at the best business books of 2010. We asked six of our regular contributors to share their picks for favorite business books of the year. And Kai offers his own suggestions for 2010's best reads.
Posted In: Books