Te est usiness Writing
DEAN STARKMAN, MARTHA M. HAMILTON,RYAN CHITTUM, AND FELIX SALMON, EDITORS
OUR BEST-SELLING SERIES CONTINUES, FEATURING ADIVERSE COLLECTION OF ESSAYS BY TOP BUSINESSWRITERS AND ANALYSTS ON THE MOST IMPORTANTAND INTRIGUING BUSINESS STORIES OF THE YEAR.
An anthology that Malcolm Gladwell has called“riveting and indispensable,”
Te Best Business Writing
oers a ar-ranging survey o the dynamicrelationships among business, politics, culture, andsociety at large. Tis year’s selections include JohnMarko (
New York imes
) on robot technology andthe decline o the actory worker; vgeny Morozov (
) on the dubious value o Dconerences and the idea industry behind them;Paul Kiel (
) on the ripple eects o theoreclosure crisis; and the celebrated op-ed by GregSmith announcing his break with Goldman Sachsover its trading practices and corrupt ethos. Jessica Pressler (
) delves into the personaland proessional rivalry between ormer spouses now competing to dominate the high-end ashion world.Peter Whoriskey (
) exposes thehuman cost o the o-label promotion o phar-maceuticals. harles Duhigg and David arboza(
New York imes
) investigate Apple’s abusive laborpractices in hina. Max Abelson (
)reports on Wall Street’s amusing reaction to theast-shrinking annual bonus. Mina Kimes (
)recounts the grisly tale o a company’s illegal testingo a medical device or prot, and Je ietz (
) composes a poignant portrait o the nancialcrisis’s dissolution o the American middle class.
is editor o the
Columbia Journalism Review
’s busi-ness section, “The Audit,” and the magazine’s Kingsord Capital Fellow.
MARTHA M. HAMILTON
is a ormer writer, editor, and columnist withthe
and ormer deputy editor o PolitiFact.com.
is deputy editor o
’s “The Audit.”
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THE BEST BUSINESS WRITING 2012
“It’s not until you see the eventso 2012 laid out in order . . . thatyou realize what a strange andtumultuous year we’ve been through.”
—Malcolm Gladwell, author o
Outliers:The Story o Success
“A riveting cross-section o hard-hitting investigative journalism. . . .The breadth, depth, and quality owriting are sure to engage a diversityo readers.”
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