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As Morgan Stanley's chief Asia specialist, getting Asia right is Stephen Roach's personal obsession. This in-depth compilation represents more than 70 of Roach's key research efforts not just on Asia, but also on how the region fits into the broad context of increasingly globalized financial markets. The book argues that the "Asia factor" is not a static concept, but rather one that is constantly changing and evolving. Broken down into five parts - Asia's critical role in globalization; the coming rebalancing of the Chinese economy; a new pan-regional framework for integration and competition; and a frank discussion of the biggest risk to this remarkable transformation - this book will help listeners understand and profit from the world's most dynamic region.

©2009 Stephen Roach (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • 11-02-16

Misrepresentation at its best

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Actually writing about Asia! Actually write something about globalization. Actually write something that is more analytical than short opinion pieces.

Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen S. Roach again?

Sure, but I would interrogate the title v's content better

How could the performance have been better?

The book focuses on HIS ideas about the USA largely -- and is written in economist jargon. Sounds important, I am sure -- to someone, somewhere. Sounded like a compilation of op-ed journalism.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Nope, none. At least not intentionally. I did receive some unintentional humor about how important HE beleives HE actually is, and how many, many people listen to HIM

Any additional comments?

I did spend many hours listening -- and trying to bring together a lot of disparate information presented. But then skipped ahead in an attempt to find a redeeming quality, and skipped again,.... and then did what I never do with books: gave up!