Connectography
Score: 3.5
From 47 Ratings

Connectography


  • Author : Parag Khanna
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812988567


Connectography Book Description :

From the visionary bestselling author of The Second World and How to Run the World comes a bracing and authoritative guide to a future shaped less by national borders than by global supply chains, a world in which the most connected powers—and people—will win. Connectivity is the most revolutionary force of the twenty-first century. Mankind is reengineering the planet, investing up to ten trillion dollars per year in transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure linking the world’s burgeoning megacities together. This has profound consequences for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the environment, and social identity. Connectivity, not geography, is our destiny. In Connectography, visionary strategist Parag Khanna travels from U...

Connectography
Score: 3.5
From 44 Ratings

Connectography


  • Author : Parag Khanna
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2017-03-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1474604250


Connectography Book Description :

Which lines on the map matter most? It is time to reimagine how life is organized on Earth. We're accelerating into a future shaped less by countries than by connectivity. A world in which the most connected powers, and people, will win. In Connectography, Parag Khanna guides us through the emerging global network civilization in which mega-cities compete over connectivity and borders are increasingly irrelevant. He travels from Ukraine to Iran, Mongolia to North Korea, London to Dubai and the Arctic Circle to the South China Sea - all to show how twenty-first-century conflict is a tug-of-war over pipelines and internet cables, advanced technologies and market access. Yet Connectography offers a hopeful vision of the future. Khanna argues that new en...

The Second World
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Second World


  • Author : Parag Khanna
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-03-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588366764


The Second World Book Description :

Grand explanations of how to understand the complex twenty-first-century world have all fallen short–until now. In The Second World, the brilliant young scholar Parag Khanna takes readers on a thrilling global tour, one that shows how America’s dominant moment has been suddenly replaced by a geopolitical marketplace wherein the European Union and China compete with the United States to shape world order on their own terms. This contest is hottest and most decisive in the Second World: pivotal regions in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and East Asia. Khanna explores the evolution of geopolitics through the recent histories of such underreported, fascinating, and complicated countries as Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Colombi...

Intrepid Explorer
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Intrepid Explorer


  • Author : J. David Lowell
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781941451007


Intrepid Explorer Book Description :

"Intrepid Explorer is the story of the legendary career of the engineer, geologist, explorer, and international businessman J. David Lowell, whose life is recounted in his own words"--...

Inside the Global Economy
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Inside the Global Economy


  • Author : Andrew Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442277304


Inside the Global Economy Book Description :

This comprehensive and informed text offers a practical introduction to the workings of the global economy. Drawing on his hands-on experience in international finance and economic policy, Andrew Vonnegut clearly explains economic concepts and illustrates them with cogent case studies. He describes the global economy by combining principles of economics with investment finance, decision theory, economic history, behavioral psychology, and accounting. Within a rigorous framework that sheds light on the reasons behind international economic events and trends, he brings the people, institutions, incentives, and money flows of the global economy to life. Oriented toward professionals and students, working or intending to work in the global economy, this ...

The Future Is Asian

The Future Is Asian


  • Author : Parag Khanna
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501196270


The Future Is Asian Book Description :

In the 19th century, the world was Europeanized. In the 20th century, it was Americanized. Now, in the 21st century, the world is being Asianized. The “Asian Century” is even bigger than you think. Far greater than just China, the new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order spanning Saudi Arabia to Japan, Russia to Australia, Turkey to Indonesia—linking five billion people through trade, finance, infrastructure, and diplomatic networks that together represent 40 percent of global GDP. China has taken a lead in building the new Silk Roads across Asia, but it will not lead it alone. Rather, Asia is rapidly returning to the centuries-old patterns of commerce, conflict, and cultural exchange that thrived long before European colon...

The Absent Superpower

The Absent Superpower


  • Author : Peter Zeihan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-12-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 099850520X


The Absent Superpower Book Description :

In 2014's The Accidental Superpower, geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan made the case that geographic, demographic and energy trends were unravelling the global system. Zeihan takes the story a step further in The Absent Superpower, mapping out the threats and opportunities as the world descends into Disorder....

How Finance Works

How Finance Works


  • Author : Mihir Desai
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633696716


How Finance Works Book Description :

Based on a popular class taught by a Harvard Business School professor. If you're not a numbers person, then finance can be intimidating and easy to ignore. But if you want to advance in your career, you'll need to make smart financial decisions and develop the confidence to clearly communicate those decisions to others. In How Finance Works, Mihir Desai--a professor at Harvard Business School and author of The Wisdom of Finance--guides you into the complex but endlessly fascinating world of finance, demystifying it in the process. Through entertaining case studies, interactive exercises, full-color visuals, and a conversational style that belies the topic, Professor Desai tackles a broad range of topics that will give you the knowledge and skills yo...

Lobbying for Change

Lobbying for Change


  • Author : Alberto Alemanno
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785782862


Lobbying for Change Book Description :

'We need effective citizen-lobbyists – not just likers, followers or even marchers – more than ever. I have no hesitation in lobbying you to read this book.' Bill Emmott, former editor in chief, the Economist Many democratic societies are experiencing a crisis of faith. Citizens are making clear their frustration with their supposedly representative governments, which instead seem driven by the interests of big business, powerful individuals and wealthy lobby groups. What can we do about it? How do we fix democracy and get our voices heard? The answer, argues Alberto Alemanno, is to become change-makers – citizen lobbyists. By using our skills and talents and mobilizing others, we can bring about social and political change. Whoever you are, yo...

The Oil Kings

The Oil Kings


  • Author : Andrew Scott Cooper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439155189


The Oil Kings Book Description :

Reveals the covert agreements that prompted America's decision to switch allegiance from Iran to Saudi Arabia as a dominant Middle-East oil supplier, citing the contributions of key players from Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger to the Shah and Gerald Ford while explaining how choices in the 1970s set the stage for Iran's Islamic revolution....