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Political Risk

Narrated by: Grace Angela Henry
Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author and former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and Stanford University professor Amy B. Zegart comes an examination of the rapidly evolving state of political risk, and how to navigate it.

The world is changing fast. Political risk - the probability that a political action could significantly impact a company's business - is affecting more businesses in more ways than ever before. A generation ago, political risk mostly involved a handful of industries dealing with governments in a few frontier markets. Today, political risk stems from a widening array of actors, including Twitter users, local officials, activists, terrorists, hackers, and more. The very institutions and laws that were supposed to reduce business uncertainty and risk are often having the opposite effect. In today's globalized world, there are no "safe" bets.

Political Risk investigates and analyzes this evolving landscape, what businesses can do to navigate it, and what all of us can learn about how to better understand and grapple with these rapidly changing global political dynamics. Drawing on lessons from the successes and failures of companies across multiple industries as well as examples from aircraft carrier operations, NASA missions, and other unusual places, Political Risk offers a first-of-its-kind framework that can be deployed in any organization, from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Organizations that take a serious, systematic approach to political risk management are likely to be surprised less often and recover better. Companies that don't get these basics right are more likely to get blindsided.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, an accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. However, the audio references some supplemental material that is not included with this audiobook.

©2018 Condoleezza Rice and Amy B. Zegart (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Secretary Rice and Dr. Zegart have melded their professional experiences of managing political risk at the highest levels with other case studies into a uniquely useful and profound book." (Frederick W. Smith, chairman & CEO, FedEx Corporation)

"Political risk was once centered on honest-to-goodness political actors - governments, central banks and the like. But as Rice and Zegart clearly show, technology has forever changed who counts as a 'political actor.' This book is truly excellent, both for tracing how far the political risk field has come in the last two decades, and how much further it has left to go." (Ian Bremmer, president, Eurasia Group)

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I loved the book, but Audible has failed to include the download link to the PDF, at least on my system. I have written Audible directly asking them to fix this oversight or just send me the PDF directly. I have received only bot generated responses and the bot really doesn't understand the link is missing. I'd copy in a screenshot of my Library page which would show the absence of the link, but I don't think Audible would allow that. So, I thought I'd try getting a human's attention via this review:)

If Audible will not fix this issue, which I believe is material to the full enjoyment and benefit of the book, I will avail myself of Audible's very generous return policy, and just buy the hardcopy.

Back to the review ... it is a very good book, and would probably rank as amazing ... IF I COULD GET THE PDF:)

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Learn by Listening

Remember Sea World? Remember United? Based on a Stamford course, this book is built around stories and case histories and the lessons we can draw from them. Fascinating listening, and flawlessly read!

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Love it

Love Condoleezza Rice, smart, detailed, strategic. I’d love to see - Condoleezza Rice for president 2024.

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Great!

Excellent book. WIll recommend to friends! The examples given in this book are very well explained.