This pioneering work demystifies the drivers behind political, economic, and social change.
Shaped by his 25 years traveling the world and enlivened by encounters with tycoons, presidents, and villagers from Rio to Beijing, Ruchir Sharma's The Rise and Fall of Nations rethinks the "dismal science" of economics as a practical art.
Narrowing the thousands of factors that can shape a country's fortunes to 10 clear rules, Sharma explains how to spot political, economic, and social changes in real time. He shows how to read political headlines, black markets, the price of onions, and billionaire rankings as signals of booms, busts, and protests.
Set in a postcrisis age that has turned the world upside down, replacing fast growth with low growth and political calm with revolt, Sharma's pioneering book is an entertaining field guide to understanding change in this era or any era.
©2016 Ruchir Sharma (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Sharma presents and extremely insightful and contemporary world view of global economics. He has taken an extremely complex subject matter dissects it and explains it in a very comprehensive and understandable way. Genius.
Tried renting this book from library, and was interesting but full of details that were hard to digest while reading. The audiobook though is very well done and allows you to get the big picture while also digesting the details of the content. Highly recommend.
Loved it. Narrator was excellent. The author very knowledgeable. Gave me a lot of comfort in saying 'this too shall pass' Nations really do rise and fall.
Good ideas in this book but it bounces around from country to country explaining why each country is good and then later why it's bad. Just a messy way to lay out a book. Hard to keep attention to while listening
It is concise and to the point. The author is very good at summarizing his points.
The way he makes sense out of his ideas some of which are counter intuitive.
Understanding the dynamic forces driving change.
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