Not since the United States rose to prominence a century ago have we seen such tectonic shifts in global power; but India and China are vastly different nations, with opposing economic and political strategies - strategies we must understand in order to survive in the new global economy.
The Elephant and the Dragon explains how these two Asian nations, each with more than a billion people, have spurred a new "gold rush", and what this will mean for the rest of the world.
©2007 Robyn Meredith; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.
"Robyn Meredith's systematic analysis fills the gap in a spirited, readable manner." (Mike Wallace, 60 Minutes)
"An exciting and journalistic account of one of the great economic stories of our time: the transformation of China and India." (Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winning economist)
I listened to this book because it is on the U.S. Navy recommended reading list. This book is a good introduction to the issues of globalization and while scholars of India and China would probably find it way too basic, for the rest of us, this book can be the beginning of opening our eyes to the issues we read about in the papers.
Excellent discussion of why jobs are being offshored and a real wake up call to anyone who has high aspirations for their children. Great insight as to why the Chinese have the manufacturing jobs and the Indians have the technology jobs.
The author uses the word "tectonic" more than I think is needed, but otherwise the prose is clear. I found the audio quality to be excellent and the narration very crisp. Yes, the reader's voice is a bit mechanical, but I did not have any problem with that.
An excellent book - providing key information for people who want and need to understand the transformation of our economy. Really, everyone should listen to this. Well read too.
Excellent overview of recent economic developments in India and China. Good general interest information or starting point for more detailed study.
Great book, lots of insight on how stupid people, even smart people do stupid things for a few bucks, like, holding back half a nation out of greed, ignorance and stupidity.
Suprisingly easy to listen and thouroughly engaging. My understanding of the evolution of India and China's economies and what it means to the rest of the world now and in the future has been greatly enhanced. I found the book to be mostly objective, citing fault and acheivment where due, regardless of political affiliations. I, also, appreciated that the book was not a total doom & gloom forecast and was optimistic at times and forewarned of obstacles ahead. I wish this book was recommended reading for every student in the USA.
While we were sleeping with our material world these people were preparing. Like it or not the author brings it home in many fashions. I didn't regret this one bit.
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