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Understanding the Chinese
Jun 6, 2014
The authors of China 88: The Real China and How to Deal with It discuss Chinese values and how they are influenced by its rich past as well as its rapidly developing present.
Introduction to In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China's Ascent in the Next Decade
Sep 18, 2013
The authors introduce their book, which explains that the crucial and intersecting challenges of scarcities, both emerging and intensifying, will consume Chinaโ€™s custodians over the next decade.
Introduction to Emerging Markets and the New International Economy
Sep 9, 2013
The authors of Operating in Emerging Markets introduce their book, which offers a comprehensive account of emerging markets that can complement more conventional material and provide a useful guide to business in emerging markets.
The Important Role Services Play in an Economy
Jul 25, 2013
Service Management: An Integrated Approach to Supply Chain Management and Operations is intended to help managers of service organizations develop strategies and practices to raise customer satisfaction with services to the same levels attained by manufacturers. This chapter begins by defining services and exploring the role of services in our society.
Introduction to Europe's Financial Crisis
Dec 13, 2012
John Authers introduces his book, which tells the story of how Europe slipped into crisis, how developments in the United States and the emerging markets contributed to its problems, and why this matters for the rest of the world, notably the United States.
Mark Zandi on Financial Shock to Financial Panic
Sep 12, 2012
While there remains much to be nervous and frustrated about, it is impressive how much progress has been made in righting the wrongs that got us into the financial mess of that last few years. Mark Zandi argues that Our economic future has never been brighter.
The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities
Aug 15, 2012
How do you discern which indicators are worth watching and which ones to view with skepticism or even ignore? How does an investor employ economic indicators to help choose which stocks and bonds to buy and sell, and when? Which measures should a business forecaster follow to spot coming economic trends? What key indicators should corporate chiefs rely on to help them decide whether to hire new workers or invest in new equipment? Bernard Baumohl discusses these issues in this introduction to his book.
Small Town Rules: How Three Major Shifts Created a Small Town Environment for All Business
May 18, 2012
This chapter explains the concept behind and contents of the book Small Town Rules.
Using Technical Analysis to Interpret Economic Data
Dec 21, 2011
This chapter covers the technical analysis techniques that are used later in determining the success or failure of market timing systems based on economic data. They do not include the standard chart pattern analysis, but instead they include the analysis of trends using moving averages and other methods.
Beware the Keynesian Mirage
Oct 31, 2011
Tony Crescenzi explains why it is a fallacy to believe that the ability of nations to issue ever-increasing amounts of new debt at the Keynesian Endpoint will be the same as it was in the past, and it is lunacy to believe that in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis that bond investors will turn a blind eye to a continuation of fiscal profligacy.
Extreme Money: Mirror of the Times
Aug 17, 2011
Best-selling author and global finance expert Satyajit Das reveals the spectacular, dangerous money games that are generating increasingly massive bubbles of fake growth, prosperity, and wealth--while endangering the jobs, possessions, and futures of virtually everyone outside finance.
Introduction to Understanding China's Economic Indicators
Jul 20, 2011
In this introduction to his book, Thomas Orlik explains what China's statistics say about the state of the economy and how to use them to make more profitable investment decisions.
The Global Economic System: Motivation for Understanding Liquidity Risk
Jun 13, 2011
How did some of the smartest investors, who had generated outsized returns for a long time with their skills, get caught flat-footed by the largest financial crisis the world had seen in several decades? The authors of The Global Economic System explain.
Death by China: It's Not China Bashing If It's True
May 18, 2011
In this introduction to their book, Peter W. Navarro and Greg Autry explain how they will work their way through each of the major categories of Death by China—from China's appalling product safety record and the destruction of the American economy to the rise of Chinese colonialism, China's rapid military buildup, and its bold and blatant espionage adventures.
Introduction: Creating a Fortune with the Base of the Pyramid
Nov 9, 2010
Co-editors Ted London and Stuart Hart introduce the three core sections of their book—Roadmaps for Success, Strategic Opportunities, and Effective Implementation—and explain how the contents of each can help venture leaders approach the challenges and opportunities of BoP markets.
Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets: Identifying the Problem and the Solution
Nov 4, 2010
Getting to the root cause of poverty requires moving beyond theory as we look at the problem from the perspective of typical individuals in Bottom of the Pyramid markets. In this chapter, Eric Kacou considers such individuals.
America's Four Growth Drivers Stall and Our Economy Stagnates
Sep 8, 2010
How can America reharness the vibrant productivity growth of the private sector and resume its journey on the path of long-term prosperity? In order to answer this question—and thereby make things right—we first need a much better understanding of just what has gone wrong.
The Great Leveraging: Economic Growth and Investing Strategies for the Future
Sep 2, 2010
Since 1980, three of the four major economic sectors have dramatically increased their debt levels. Chip Dickson and Oded Shenkar discuss the rise in debt and how the situation has gotten to its current extreme levels.
Introduction to the Great Deleveraging: Economic Growth and Investing Strategies for the Future
Sep 1, 2010
In this introduction to their book, Chip Dickson and Oded Shenkar address why the United States took on so much debt, how the debt will be reduced, and the costs of that deleveraging.
The Rise of the State: Profitable Investing and Geopolitics in the 21st Century --Tectonic Shifts
Aug 19, 2010
The authors of The Rise of the State explain why the state's role in finance and the economy will only increase in scope and scale in the decade ahead.

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