Economics & Globalization

Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of each year on economics subjects including globalization, economic policy, international trade, outsourcing, offshoring, economic trends and more. Browse our summaries to find those that will help you stay up on global business trends.

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    Image of Ecological Intelligence

    How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything

    by Daniel Goleman

    The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership now brings us Ecological Intelligence – revealing the hidden environmental consequences of what we make and buy, and how with that knowledge we can drive the essential changes we all must make to save our planet.

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    Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, the Poor Are Poor — and Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car!

    by Tim Harford

    Tim Harford works at the World Bank as lead writer for the Chief Economist of the International Finance Corporation. He also writes the "Dear Economist" column for Financial Times. In The Undercover Economist, Harford takes basic economic concepts and explains them in the context of everyday occurrences, incorporating a healthy dose of wit that makes the content both informative and entertaining.

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    The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy

    by Matthew R. Simmons

    This summary looks behind the curtain to reveal a Saudi oil production industry that could soon approach a serious, irreversible decline. Veteran oil industry analyst Matthew Simmons draws on his 30 years of insider experience and more than 200 independently produced reports about Saudi petroleum resources and production operations. What he uncovers is a story about Saudi Arabia's troubled oil industry, not to mention its political and societal instability, which differs sharply from the globall

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