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The Rise and Fall of Nations Audiobook

The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    "must read for anyone in investing"

    for any serious investor, this is must read. great perspective on most of the economies.

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    "Journalistic overview book"

    Journalistic survey of financial folk wisdom with lots of supporting anecdotes but little systematic insight.

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    Michael J. Morris Raleigh, NC 09-16-16
    Michael J. Morris Raleigh, NC 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A bouncing around mess..."

    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

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    MariaD 03-19-17
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    "One sided"

    If you love union busting and handouts to corporate interests you will probably like this book, I tried to see the bigger points he was making but it always seemed to boil down to having to hurt workers to have an economy prosper.

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    "Brilliant!"

    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.

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    "Highly recommended book"

    I rarely recommend books, this book is very rich with economic information and talks about the recent events.

    Worth it

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    "great review of world economy"

    Excellent review of world's economy up to march 2016. The author doesn't presume to have a cristal ball to foresee the future, instead it presents a set of rules to understand in which way they'll be going in the next 5 years.

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    Great at connecting the dots across the geopolitical spectrum. Does a great job of tying together economics and social impact of politics.

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    Great book, a very precise panorama of post crisis world and accurate forecast of the years to come.

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