Connectography Book
Score: 3.5
From 47 Ratings


  • Author : Parag Khanna
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 496
  • 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 Ukraine to Iran, Mongolia to North Korea, Pakistan to Nigeria, and across the Arctic Circle and the South China Sea to explain the rapid and unprecedented changes affecting every part of the planet. He shows how militaries are deployed to protect supply chains as much as borders, and how nations are less at war over territory than engaged in tugs-of-war over pipelines, railways, shipping lanes, and Internet cables. The new arms race is to connect to the most markets—a race China is now winning, having launched a wave of infrastructure investments to unite Eurasia around its new Silk Roads. The United States can only regain ground by fusing with its neighbors into a super-continental North American Union of shared resources and prosperity. Connectography offers a unique and hopeful vision for the future. Khanna argues that new energy discoveries and technologies have eliminated the need for resource wars; ambitious transport corridors and power grids are unscrambling Africa’s fraught colonial borders; even the Arab world is evolving a more peaceful map as it builds resource and trade routes across its war-torn landscape. At the same time, thriving hubs such as Singapore and Dubai are injecting dynamism into young and h

How to Run the World Book
Score: 1
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How to Run the World

  • Author : Parag Khanna
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1400068274

How to Run the World Book Description :

Outlines a provocative approach to diplomacy that addresses the needs of today's globalized world, covering issues ranging from economic imbalance and environmental stress with recommendations for specific actions to unify the resources of governments, corporations and civic groups.

The Second World Book
Score: 3.5
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The Second World

  • Author : Parag Khanna
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-03-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 496
  • 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, Colombia, Libya, Vietnam, and Malaysia–nations whose resources will ultimately determine the fate of the three superpowers, but whose futures are perennially uncertain as they struggle to rise into the first world or avoid falling into the third. Informed, witty, and armed with a traveler’s intuition for blending into diverse cultures, Khanna mixes copious research with deep reportage to remake the map of the world. He depicts second-world societies from the inside out, observing how globalization divides them into winners and losers along political, economic, and cultural lines–and shows how China, Europe, and America use their unique imperial gravities to pull the second-world countries into their orbits. Along the way, Khanna also explains how Arabism and Islamism compete for the Arab soul, reveals how Iran and Saudi Arabia play the superpowers against one another, unmasks Singapore’s inspirational role in East Asia, and psychoanalyzes the second-world leaders whose decisions are reshaping the balance of power. He captures the most elusive formula in international affairs: how to think like a country. In the twenty-first century, globalization is the main battlefield of geopolitics, and America itself runs the risk o

Inside the Global Economy Book
Score: 5
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Inside the Global Economy

  • Author : Andrew Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 332
  • 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 book fills an important void. It will be invaluable for practitioners in business, investment finance, public policy, consulting, global studies, and journalism. Providing the tools needed to understand international economics, Vonnegut enlightens readers on the people, behaviors, and institutions behind trade and investment flows in today’s globalized economies, and how they all contribute to the volatile and dynamic world we are experiencing.

Sustainable Enterprise Book

Sustainable Enterprise

  • Author : Mark Peterson
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2012-10-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 535
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412998680

Sustainable Enterprise Book Description :

This book is appropriate for the following courses: Sustainable Enterprise Sustainable Business Practices Sustainability Marketing Society Social Marketing Sustainable Enterprise: A Macromarketing Approach goes beyond the internal firm strategies of micromarketing and the “four Ps” to take a broader perspective focused on the interconnectedness of markets, marketing, and society. In a globalized society concerned with social and environmental sustainability, this book encourages students to think critically about the opportunities and limitations of marketing, as well as its positive and potentially negative effects. Through the presentation of key research findings and actual company cases, Peterson engages students with questions such as: How do firms use sustainability concepts to navigate their firms in global business today? Why do markets change? How can firms conduct business profitably with the environment in mind? How can firms conduct business profitably with poor consumers in mind? Based on the premise that firms using holistic marketing strategies are better able to assess risks and identify opportunities, this text explains how firms can approach the marketplace to benefit the company, key stakeholders, and society at large. The result is a one-of-a-kind book that successfully explores macromarketing for sustainable enterprise.

Asia  America  and the Transformation of Geopolitics Book

Asia America and the Transformation of Geopolitics

  • Author : William H. Overholt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-11-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139469265

Asia America and the Transformation of Geopolitics Book Description :

American security and prosperity now depend on Asia. William H. Overholt offers an iconoclastic analysis of developments in each major Asian country, Asian international relations, and US foreign policy. Drawing on decades of political and business experience, he argues that obsolete Cold War attitudes tie the US increasingly to an otherwise isolated Japan and obscure the reality that a US-Chinese bicondominium now manages most Asian issues. Military priorities risk polarizing the region unnecessarily, weaken the economic relationships that engendered American preeminence, and ironically enhance Chinese influence. As a result, US influence in Asia is declining. Overholt disputes the argument that democracy promotion will lead to superior development and peace, and forecasts a new era in which Asian geopolitics could take a drastically different shape. Covering Japan, China, Russia, Central Asia, India, Pakistan, Korea, and South-East Asia, Overholt offers invaluable insights for scholars, policy-makers, business people, and general readers.

Innovation and Creativity Book

Innovation and Creativity

  • Author : Filip De Beule
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781004333

Innovation and Creativity Book Description :

This book brings together different insights into the importance of innovation and creativity to build competitiveness in the European industry and society from different angles. The authors first look at how European countries and their policies have fared on innovation and creativity measures. They go on to examine multinational companies in particular, analyzing research and innovation at the headquarters and subsidiary level and the linkages between them. Looking at the management of innovation in firms and subsidiaries, they gain insights into how firms can innovate more effectively and efficiently. The study examines the role of management control and culture in stimulating creativity as well as an important driver of innovation. The chapters in the book are also complementary in the sense that they include qualitative as well as quantitative studies, from academic researchers to people working in the field. Researchers, professors, managers, students and policymakers interested in innovation, creativity, knowledge, multinational companies, competitiveness and Europe will be enlightened on how to be more creative and innovative.

Empower Book


  • Author : David Passiak
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0989823326

Empower Book Description :

The first comprehensive look at the collaborative economy and autonomous world. Featuring visionary entrepreneurs and bestselling authors such as Adam Grant, Brad Feld, Shane Snow, Alex Bogusky, Douglas Rushkoff, Rita McGrath, and Martin Ford; as well as leaders of the collaborative economy movement including Robin Chase, Chelsea Rustrum, Neal Gorenflo, Antonin Leonard, and Arun Sundararajan

Lobbying for Change Book

Lobbying for Change

  • Author : Alberto Alemanno
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 177
  • 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, you’ve got power, and this book will show you how to unleash it. From successfully challenging Facebook’s use of private data to abolishing EU mobile phone roaming charges, Alberto highlights the stories of those who have lobbied for change, and shows how you can follow in their footsteps, whether you want to influence immigration policy, put pressure on big business or protect your local community.

The Evolution of Money Book

The Evolution of Money

  • Author : David Orrell
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231541671

The Evolution of Money Book Description :

The sharing economy's unique customer-to-company exchange is possible because of the way in which money has evolved. These transactions have not always been as fluid as they are today, and they are likely to become even more fluid. It is therefore critical that we learn to appreciate money's elastic nature as deeply as do Uber, Airbnb, Kickstarter, and other innovators, and that we understand money's transition from hard currencies to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin if we are to access their cooperative potential. The Evolution of Money illuminates this fascinating reality, focusing on the tension between currency's real and abstract properties and advancing a vital theory of money rooted in this dual exchange. It begins with the debt tablets of Mesopotamia and follows with the development of coin money in ancient Greece and Rome, gold-backed currencies in medieval Europe, and monetary economics in Victorian England. The book ends in the digital era, with the cryptocurrencies and service providers that are making the most of money's virtual side and that suggest a tectonic shift in what we call money. By building this organic time line, The Evolution of Money helps us anticipate money's next, transformative role.

The Absent Superpower Book

The Absent Superpower

  • Author : Peter Zeihan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-12-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 422
  • 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.

Beyond Growth Book

Beyond Growth

  • Author : Herman E. Daly
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807047064

Beyond Growth Book Description :

"Daly is turning economics inside out by putting the earth and its diminishing natural resources at the center of the field . . . a kind of reverse Copernican revolution in economics." --Utne Reader "Considered by most to be the dean of ecological economics, Herman E. Daly elegantly topples many shibboleths in Beyond Growth. Daly challenges the conventional notion that growth is always good, and he bucks environmentalist orthodoxy, arguing that the current focus on 'sustainable development' is misguided and that the phrase itself has become meaningless." --Mother Jones "In Beyond Growth, . . . [Daly] derides the concept of 'sustainable growth' as an oxymoron. . . . Calling Mr. Daly 'an unsung hero,' Robert Goodland, the World Bank's top environmental adviser, says, 'He has been a voice crying in the wilderness.'" --G. Pascal Zachary, The Wall Street Journal "A new book by that most far-seeing and heretical of economists, Herman Daly. For 25 years now, Daly has been thinking through a new economics that accounts for the wealth of nature, the value of community and the necessity for morality." --Donella H. Meadows, Los Angeles Times "For clarity of vision and ecological wisdom Herman Daly has no peer among contemporary economists. . . . Beyond Growth is essential reading." --David W. Orr, Oberlin College "There is no more basic ethical question than the one Herman Daly is asking." --Hal Kahn, The San Jose Mercury News "Daly's critiques of economic orthodoxy . . . deliver a powerful and much-needed jolt to conventional thinking." --Karen Pennar, Business Week Named one of a hundred "visionaries who could change your life" by the Utne Reader,Herman Daly is the recipient of many awards, including a Grawemeyer Award, the Heineken Prize for environmental science, and the "Alternative Nobel Prize," the Right Livelihood Award. He is professor at the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs, and coauthor with John Cobb, Jr., of For the Common Good.

This Brave New World Book

This Brave New World

  • Author : Anja Manuel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501121982

This Brave New World Book Description :

"In the next decade and a half, China and India will become two of the world's indispensable powers--whether they rise peacefully or not. During that time, Asia will surpass the combined strength of North America and Europe in economic might, population size, and military spending. Both India and China will have vetoes over many international decisions, from climate change to global trade, human rights, and business standards. From her front row view of this colossal shift, first at the State Department and now as an advisor to American business leaders, Anja Manuel escorts the reader on an intimate tour of the corridors of power in Delhi and Beijing. Her encounters with political and business leaders reveal how each country's history and politics influences their conduct today. Through vibrant stories, she reveals how each country is working to surmount enormous challenges--from the crushing poverty of Indian slum dwellers and Chinese factory workers, to outrageous corruption scandals, rotting rivers, unbreathable air, and managing their citizens' discontent. We wring our hands about China, Manuel writes, while we underestimate India, which will be the most important country outside the West to shape China's rise. Manuel shows us that a different path is possible--we can bring China and India along as partners rather than alienating one or both, and thus extend our own leadership in the world"--

Digilogue Book


  • Author : Anders Sorman-Nilsson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-06-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118641392

Digilogue Book Description :

How to leverage the enduring human need for analogue experiences to attract and retain more customers in a digital world. Anything that can be digitised will be digitised. But can the digital-connect ever really replace the personal touch? Is word-of-mouse always more effective than word-of-mouth? And what of customers’ enduring need for analogue experiences (think analogue watches, paperback books and multiplex movie theatres, for example). In your rush to embrace your customers' digital mind are you ignoring an equally valuable asset: their analogue heart? Better yet, how can you leverage the analogue heart to provide your company or brand with an unbeatable competitive edge? The answer, according to internationally acclaimed futurist, Anders Sormon-Nilsson is Digilogue — the "translational sweet-spot, the convergence of the digital and the analogue." A book that will revolutionise how you do business in a digital world, Digilogue provides powerful insights, strategies and tools to help you provide value to digital minds, while connecting with analogue hearts.

The Commonwealth of Self Interest Book

The Commonwealth of Self Interest

  • Author : Paul Greenberg
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-04
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 1733618201

The Commonwealth of Self Interest Book Description :

The Commonwealth of Self Interest Business Success Through Customer Engagement provides you with the framework, strategies, programs, systems, technologies and necessary cultural changes to both meet the needs of your very demanding 21st century customers while still getting the value you are looking for. A handbook for a customer engaged company.

Geofusion  Mapping Of The 21st Century Book

Geofusion Mapping Of The 21st Century

  • Author : Norbert Csizmadia
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2020-03-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811214677

Geofusion Mapping Of The 21st Century Book Description :

Geofusion is an exciting journey around the main issues of the 21st century.This is a book with roadmaps that show the complexity of our world, the interconnections between places, people, schools of thoughts, and disciplines. Starting with a geographical frame of reference, readers are taken through the global geo-economic trends and likely future scenarios as well as the driving forces of the new world economy. The book points to the importance of cities as the power centers for the multidimensional global network of the 21st century. Geofusion is a thought-provoking guidebook to our interconnected world.

Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data Book

Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data

  • Author : Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465093694

Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data Book Description :

From the New York Times bestselling author of Big Data, a prediction for how data will revolutionize the market economy and make cash, banks, and big companies obsolete In modern history, the story of capitalism has been a story of firms and financiers. That's all going to change thanks to the Big Data revolution. As Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, bestselling author of Big Data, and Thomas Ramge, who writes for The Economist, show, data is replacing money as the driver of market behavior. Big finance and big companies will be replaced by small groups and individual actors who make markets instead of making things: think Uber instead of Ford, or Airbnb instead of Hyatt. This is the dawn of the era of data capitalism. Will it be an age of prosperity or of calamity? This book provides the indispensable roadmap for securing a better future.

How to Kill a City Book

How to Kill a City

  • Author : P. E. Moskowitz
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781568585246

How to Kill a City Book Description :

A journey to the front lines of the battle for the future of American cities, uncovering the massive, systemic forces behind gentrification -- and the lives that are altered in the process. The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the country, but we don't realize just how threatening it is. It means more than the arrival of trendy shops, much-maligned hipsters, and expensive lattes. The very future of American cities as vibrant, equitable spaces hangs in the balance. Peter Moskowitz's How to Kill a City takes readers from the kitchen tables of hurting families who can no longer afford their homes to the corporate boardrooms and political backrooms where destructive housing policies are devised. Along the way, Moskowitz uncovers the massive, systemic forces behind gentrification in New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York. The deceptively simple question of who can and cannot afford to pay the rent goes to the heart of America's crises of race and inequality. In the fight for economic opportunity and racial justice, nothing could be more important than housing. A vigorous, hard-hitting expose, How to Kill a City reveals who holds power in our cities-and how we can get it back.

The Ideas Industry Book

The Ideas Industry

  • Author : Daniel W. Drezner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190264604

The Ideas Industry Book Description :

"Daniel W. Drezner's The Ideas Industry traces the trajectory of the public intellectual from the early 20th century to its present form of the "thought leader." It will reshape our understanding of contemporary public intellectual life in America and the West"--

The Art of Shaping the Metropolis Book

The Art of Shaping the Metropolis

  • Author : Pedro Ortiz
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780071817974

The Art of Shaping the Metropolis Book Description :

A proven approach for addressing explosive metropolitan growth in an integrated and holistic manner “The book provides a basis for the contemplation of the old network paradigm of the megalopolis into the informational meshwork of the mega- or metacity of the future. The handbook’s review of the networked past is invaluable, while its projection of these networks into future plans raises very many important questions for planners, urban designers, architects, and concerned citizens alike.” –From the Foreword by Professor Grahame Shane, Columbia University For the first time, half the global population is living in urban areas—and that number is growing exponentially. Written by noted urban planner Pedro Ortiz, who served as director of the groundbreaking Madrid Metropolitan-Regional Plan, The Art of Shaping the Metropolis presents an innovative, agile solution for managing urban growth that enhances economic activity, environmental stability, and quality of life. Based on the findings from Madrid and other cities, this timely guide offers a methodical system for addressing the crucial issues facing governments, professionals, the private and public sectors, developers, stakeholders, and inhabitants of twenty-first-century metropolises. The book details new rubrics to identify the process of growth and its evolution, new tools to monitor and gauge them, and new methods to synthesize them into a professional praxis that will be sustainable for the long term. Ortiz demonstrates how metropolises can be organized for a future that preserves the historic nucleus of the city and the environment, while providing for the necessary sustainable expansion of transportation, housing, and social and productive facilities. Coverage includes: The dialogues of the metropolis The challenge The inheritance Balanced urban development—fabric and form The chess on a tripod (CiTi) method to build the model Madrid as testing ground Practical considerations in implementing a met