Rise and Fall of Nations

by Ruchir Sharma

In this pioneering work an acclaimed writer and investor outlines his system for identifying the rise and fall of economic power Shaped by his years travelling the world and enlivened by his encounters with presidents tycoons and villagers from Rio to Beijing The Rise and Fall of Nations rethinks the dismal science of economics as a practical art based not just on crunching numbers but on live observation He shows us how to read the political headlines the world billionaire rankings the price of onions and popular news magazine covers as signs of coming booms busts and protests Parsing the complicated flood of data on debt trade and capital flows Sharma explains exactly which numbers are most telling for a nation s fortunes and when they signal a turn for the better or worse In our post crisis age that has turned the world on its head and ended a decade of supercharged growth replacing political calm with revolt Sharma s pioneering book serves as a highly readable field guide to understanding change not only in this new era but in any era Amazing fascinating insights quite simply the best guide to the global economy today FAREED ZAKARIA A vital guide to the new economic order RANA FOROOHAR TIME Lively and informative MARTIN WAIF FINANCIAL TIMES The nub of the book is how to spot which countries are likely to succeed and which to fail in this impermanent world it may just help you avoid picking losers DAVID SMITH SUNDAY TIMES As ambitious as it is well executed a mix of humble pragmatism and daring decisiveness REUTERS Embarking on an economics discussion with Ruchir Sharma is a bit like golfing with Tiger Woods RAVI VELOOR STRAITS NAILS This book is a wonderful way to travel the world understand the issues countries should care about NISH SABHARWAL INDIA TODAY

ISBN: 9780141980706 SKU: 2030317000380
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