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 The Growth Map

    Economic Opportunity in the BRICs and Beyond

    by Jim O'Neill

    It’s been 10 years since O’Neill conceived of the BRIC acronym. He and his team made a startling prediction: Four developing nations — Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRICs) — would overtake the six largest Western economies within 40 years. Now, The Growth Map features O’Neill’s personal account of the BRIC phenomenon, how it has evolved and where those four key nations currently stand after a turbulent decade. The book also offers an equally bold prediction about the...

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    Rebooting Business and the World

    by Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams

    In this follow up to their 2007 bestseller, Wikinomics, Don Tapscott and Anthony Willliams once again use original research to provide new examples of organizations that are successfully embracing the principles of wikinomics to change the world. Find out how in this executive book summary of Macrowikonomics.

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    A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

    by Jason Hwang, Clayton M. Christensen, Jerome Grossman

    Our health care system is in critical condition. Each year, fewer Americans can afford it, fewer businesses can provide it, and fewer government programs can promise it for future generations. We need a cure, and we need it now. Harvard Business School’s Clayton M. Christensen presents a comprehensive analysis of the strategies that will improve health care and make it affordable. Christensen applies the principles of disruptive innovation to the broken health care system with two pioneers...

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    Why We Need a Green Revolution - And How It Can Renew America

    by Thomas Friedman

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    The world has a problem. It is getting hot, flat, and crowded. That is, global warming, the stunning rise of the middle class all over the world, and rapid population growth have converged in a way that could make our planet dangerously unstable. In just a few years it will be too late to fix things –– unless the United States steps up and takes the lead in a worldwide effort to replace our wasteful, inefficient energy practices with a strategy for clean ...

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    How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

    by Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams

    Using the collaborative-software “wiki” concept as their theme, the authors address how the Internet’s social network offers new, decentralized ways to produce content, goods, services and profit.

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    Image of The World Is Flat

    A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

    by Thomas Friedman

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    Don't tell Christopher Columbus about this book. Pulitzer-Prize winning author Thomas L. Friedman gives an account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightening-swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never before, creating an explosion of wealth in India and China, and challenging the rest of us to run even faster just to stay in place.

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    A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    by Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner

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    Freakonomics offers readers the hidden facts buried within the stories they live and see dramatized every day, along with the numbers and statistics that can help them draw sense from the chaos. By justifying the use of strange questions to get at the heart of the matter, the authors show how economists turn collections of facts into unusual theories and then prove them by applying critical analysis.

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    Image of The Undercover Economist

    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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