The Last Economic Superpower: The Retreat of Globalization, the End of American Dominance, and What We Can Do October 4, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
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In this important new book, well-known Wall Street strategist and expert on international affairs, Joseph P. Quinlan delivers a powerful message about the role that a post-financial collapse United States will play in the global economy as it competes with other global economic powers. How the U.S. reacts to the perilous circumstances it faces could determine the future success of our global economic and political influence, and globalization in general.
According to Joseph P. Quinlan, the global impact of the 2008/2009 economic crisis will be far from temporary. Like the Great Depression, this severe recession is ushering in an entirely new epoch, one in which the free-market ideology that flourished since the days of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher and spawned widespread globalization has been utterly discredited. Quinlan further believes that the United States, with its crippling debt burden, is no longer in a leadership position to set global economic policy, while emerging countries, especially China, are now shaping a new world. He sees the era of U.S. dominance as coming to an end, threatening to bring globalization down with it. Quinlan sets out this provocative view in his new book, Future Imperfect.
In an accessible narrative fashion, he examines a wide array of reactions to the recession, and what he finds is not promising. A shift toward greater financial regulation promises to restrict global financial trade. Present bills in Congress contain “Buy America” provisions and protectionist tariffs have been enacted in countries across the globe. Holding a vast amount of America’s debt, China has become increasingly strident in promoting the virtues of state capitalism. If the U.S. and the West cannot adapt to a world in which they no longer call the shots, the result will be a collection of me-first nations trading within balkanized spheres of influence. In such a world, everyone will be a loser, with no united effort to confront such serious challenges as global climate change, peace in the Middle East, malnourishment in Africa, energy security, and the scarcity of such vital natural resources as water and oil.
Indeed, in Quinlan’s view, such a move away from globalization and towards greater regulation and protectionism would lead to a dangerous hostility between developed and undeveloped nations and among various regional blocs. And the U.S., as the world’s largest economy, top manufacturer of goods, number-one exporter of goods and services, technology leader, and largest recipient of foreign direct investment, would be the biggest loser of all.
Compelling in its logic and grounded thoroughly in facts, Future Imperfect is a wake-up call for all thinkers on the subject of international relations. Quinlan recognizes how we got here, and outlines the crucial adjustments we need to make in order to alter our course and achieve a fully integrated global economy that promotes world-wide economic growth and reduces the risks of wars and cross-border conflicts. Now, more than ever before, America must adapt to succeed in a new world of multiple and competing interests.
About the Author
Joseph P. Quinlan (New York, NY) is Managing Director and the Chief Market Strategist of Bank of America, Global Wealth and Investment Management, in New York. He joined the firm in June 2003 after working as a Senior Global Economist at Morgan Stanley. Quinlan has also worked as Director of Economic Research at Sea-Land Services, a $3 billion global transportation firm. Quinlan started his career with Merrill Lynch Economics.
In addition to his duties at Bank of America, Quinlan is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Senior Transatlantic Fellow (non-resident) at the German Marshall Fund in Brussels, where his research centers on regional and global trade and investment flows. In late 2006, Quinlan was appointed as a non-resident Fellow on U.S.-Asian Affairs at the Pacific Council on International Policy. In 1998, he was nominated as Eisenhower Fellow and studied China-Taiwan cross-straits relations for a month in Taiwan.
As a Fellow, Quinlan regularly debriefs and advises senior U.S. congressional leaders on global economic/financial affairs on Capitol Hill, and has testified before the European Parliament on transatlantic trade issues. He is a leading expert on global trade and investment flows.
He is the author, co-author, editor or contributor to over a dozen books. He has published over 125 articles on international economics and trade, with publications appearing in such venues as Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and Barron’s. He appears regularly on NCBC, PBS, and Bloomberg. He is regularly quoted in various media outlets. He has been profiled twice in Barron’s twice over the past few years.
Quinlan lectures on global finance at New York University, where he has been on the faculty since 1992. He is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University. He has lectured in Europe and Latin America on global affairs and international finance. Other teaching experience include: Distinguished Lecturer at Fordham University, New York; Distinguished Lecturer, Chapman University, Los Angeles; Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. He has also lectured at the Wharton School of Business and the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona.
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The Uneasy Partnership that Will Change the World
Authors: Jones, Handel
©2010 | 1st Edition | 304 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: July 2010
Price: US$ 27.95
From a leading global economic analyst, the definitive look at the costs and benefits of competing with China
Conventional wisdom pits China against the U.S. in a war for economic supremacy. However, In ChinAmerica, Handel Jones, a pioneer in creating Sino-American business partnerships, and one of the leading experts on China’s industrial and economic emergence, demonstrates that the wave of the future is cooperation between the two titans, not conflict-and how America will benefit from increased economic engagement and competition with China.
Focusing on several key areas of conflict and mutual interest, Jones details what American businesses and policy-makers must do to keep pace with China’s private and state-owned corporations. Filled with sharp observations and cutting-edge research, ChinAmerica is the most comprehensive look yet at the interdependency of the world’s two leading powers. It is, in short, a book that will change minds about Sino-American relations.
“A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the emergence of China as a major industrial power and how profoundly it is changing the world economy.” — Dr. Henry Kressel, author of Competing for the Future: How Digital Innovations Are Changing the World
“This book is essential reading for business leaders and observers everywhere as this dramatic shift of economic and political power from the West to China continues.” — Ray Bingham, chairman, Flextronics International
“ChinAmerica provides extremely in-depth visibility into the interactions and interdependency of China and the United States. I believe everyone who takes the time to read it will learn of the many challenges and opportunities that exist for both China and the United States.” — Richard Kulle, president and CEO, gEM Services, Inc.
“Handel Jones lays out concisely what China is doing right and the United States is doing wrong. This is a wake-up call because China today is the most serious economic competitor that the United States has ever faced. This book should be required reading for all U.S. politicians and business leaders.” — Wilfred J. Corrigan, founder, chairman, and CEO (retired), LSI Logic Corp.
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- by The Next Silicon Valley, July 16, 2010
2. Book Review
- by China Daily on August 03, 2010
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- China Economic Review
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- Today’s Manager Oct -Nov 2010 Issue
5. Book Review
- Chinese Cross Culture Vol.8 No.4
5. Interview with Handel Jones
- China Daily on August 03, 2010
6. Interview with Handel Jones
- Jing Daily
7. Interview with Handel Jones
- Global Times
About the Author
Handel Jones is the founder, owner, and CEO of International Business Strategies, Inc. He has over 35 years of experience in the industry, which has included senior management positions at ITT and at Rockwell International (an organization with over 100K employees), where he was VP of Strategic Planning, Acquisitions, International Marketing, and Engineering for the Commercial Electronics group.
International Business Strategies has been in business for 21 years and is a market and strategy consulting company, and the customers include the leaders in the electronics business in the U.S., Japan, Europe, South Korea, Taiwan, and China. Examples of customers include IBM, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, TSMC, and China Resources, as well as many of the large financial institutions. International Business Strategies is also involved with analyzing government strategies and the impact on the global economic environment.
Dr. Jones has presented at the Warburg Pincus Technology and Media Roundtable in Beijing (over multiple years). He has been quoted in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and former Fortune editor Gene Bylinsky’s book called the “The Japanese Chip Challenge”. Dr. Jones has been involved with China since the early 1980s and had interaction with the Minister of Industry of China. There was also a strong emphasis on Japan, including the rise and fall of the Japanese industry as well as the analysis of the rise of South Korea and the growth of Taiwan.
The current area of emphasis is on the China industry. Dr. Jones has traveled extensively around China, with over 10 visits to China in 2008 alone. The analysis of the Chinese industry includes the activities of the Chinese government, the state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and the private companies. Dr. Jones has focused on helping international businesses to invest in China as well as for Chinese companies to expand overseas.
His work has supported Carlyle, Blackstone, CitiGroup, Warburg Pincus, Walden, KKR, Morgan Stanley, and Bain Capital and covers mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, business expansion and restructuring. There is in-depth understanding of the past trends, but the key area of emphasis is projecting the impact on future global economic environments.
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The Drucker Lectures
Essential Lessons on Management, Society and Economy
Authors: Drucker, Peter F.; Wartzman, Rick
©2010 | 1st Edition | 336 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: July 2010
Price: US$ 29.95
Previously unpublished talks from the Father of Modern Management
Throughout his professional life, Peter F. Drucker inspired millions of business leaders not only through his famous writings but also through his lectures and keynotes. These speeches contained some of his most valuable insights, but had never been published in book form—until now.
The Drucker Lectures features more than 30 talks from one of management’s most important figures. Drawn from the Drucker Archives at the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University, the lectures showcase Drucker’s wisdom, wit, profundity, and prescience on such topics as:
- Politics and economics of the environment
- Knowledge workers and the Knowledge Society
- Computer and information literacy
- Managing nonprofit organizations
During his life, Drucker well understood that over the last 150 years the world had become a society of large institutions—and that they would only become larger and more powerful. He contended that unless these institutions were effectively managed and ethically led, the good health of society as a whole would be in peril. His prediction is unfolding before our eyes.
The Drucker Lectures is a timely, instructive book proving that responsible behavior and good business can, in fact, exist hand in hand.
About the Author
Rick Wartzman (Claremont, CA) is executive director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University. By advancing the teachings of the late Peter F. Drucker, the Institute seeks to stimulate effective management and ethical leadership across all sectors of society. Wartzman is also a columnist for BusinessWeek online.
His most recent book, Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, was published by PublicAffairs in September 2008. It was picked as a Borders “Original Voices” selection and named by the Los Angeles Times as one of its 25 favorite nonfiction books of the year. It was also a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history. Wartzman is the co-author, with Mark Arax, of the best-seller The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire, which was selected as one of the 10 best books of 2003 by the San Francisco Chronicle and one of the 10 best nonfiction books of the year by the Los Angeles Times. It also won, among other honors, a California Book Award and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.
Before joining the Drucker Institute, Wartzman spent two decades as a newspaper reporter, editor and columnist. He began his career at The Wall Street Journal, where he served in a variety of positions, including White House correspondent and founding editor of the paper’s weekly California section. He joined the Los Angeles Times in 2002 as business editor and, in that role, helped shape “The Wal-Mart Effect,” which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Wartzman later became editor of the newspaper’s Sunday magazine, West, which under his leadership was named by the Missouri School of Journalism as the best newspaper supplement in America. Until recently, Wartzman was an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy think tank.
Financial Shenanigans April 30, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights.
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From the “ Sherlock Holmes of Accounting,” the tools you need to stay a step ahead of the crooks
With major financial scandals popping up in greater numbers—and with more inevitably on the way—it has never been more important for you to understand what dishonest companies do to trick investors. Since the early 1990s, Financial Shenanigans has been helping investors unearth deceptive financial reporting at the most critical time— before they suffer major losses.
Now, the third edition broadens its focus to include the newest, most sophisticated techniques companies use to mislead investors.
Referred to as the “Sherlock Holmes of Accounting” by BusinessWeek, Howard Schilit and renowned forensic accounting expert Jeremy Perler take you deeper into the corporate bag of tricks, exposing new levels of accounting gimmickry and arming you with the investigative tools you need to detect:
- Earnings Manipulation Shenanigans: Learn the latest tricks companies use to exaggerate revenue and earnings.
- Cash Flow Shenanigans: Discover new techniques devised by management that allow it to manipulate cash flow as easily as earnings.
- Key Metrics Shenanigans: See how companies use misleading “key”metrics to fool investors about their financial performance.
Financial Shenanigans brings you completely up to date on accounting chicanery in the global markets, shining a light on the most shocking frauds and financial reporting miscreants. This insightful, detailed guide written by recognized experts on the subject provides the knowledge and tools you need to spot even the most subtle signs of financial shenanigans.
“Howard Schilit is the authority on forensic accounting. Financial Shenanigans is invaluable reading for market participants seeking to identify deceptive behavior in company financial statements.” Julian Robertson, legendary investor and founder, Tiger Management
“A must-read! The authors teach forensic financial statement analysis in an easy-to-digest format with lots of war stories. Guaranteed to help investors in their quest to avoid ticking time bombs in their portfolios.”
Marc A. Siegel, board member, Financial Accounting Standards Board
“This is a timeless guide to better understand how financial malfeasance can be spotted early. Financial Shenanigans teaches all of us fraud-detection-made-easy.”
Jules Kroll, pioneering private investigator and founder of Kroll Associates and K2 Global
“Required reading for every investor who desires to avoid financial losses. This new edition is a classic and better than ever.”
Thornton L. O’glove, author, Quality of Earnings
“If the original Financial Shenanigans was the Bible of detecting accounting frauds, then this latest version is the Talmud of cooked books. Regulators, audit committee members, and business journalists should be required to read this work if they are involved in public companies.”
Boris Feldman, partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto
“An incisive and entertaining review of the recipes used by corporations and executives to ‘cook the books.’ It’s a must-read for investors, lawyers, corporate directors, and anyone else interested in the integrity of the accounting and governance process.”
Joseph A. Grundfest, professor of law and business and codirector, Rock Center on Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School
About the Authors
Dr. Howard M. Schilit (Key Biscayne, FL and Rockville, MD) is an international leader in forensic accounting and corporate governance. He is the founder and chief executive officer of the Financial Shenanigans Detection (FSD) Group, LLC. Previously, Dr. Schilit founded a global forensic investment research organization, Center for Financial Research & Analysis (CFRA), which alerted institutional investors and others to companies with deteriorating operational cash flows, aggressive accounting policies, and inadequate control environments. Dr. Schilit frequently lectures on the subject of financial shenanigans to investors, bankers, lawyers, and insurers. In a feature story, BusinessWeek referred to Dr. Schilit as the “Sherlock Holmes of Accounting,” and Smart Money magazine selected him as one of the “Power 30″ of investing in 2002 and 2003.
A former professor of accounting at American University, Dr. Schilit holds a doctorate in accounting from the University of Maryland. Jeremy Perler, CFA, CPA, (Potomac, MD) A renowned expert in identifying companies that are engaged in accounting trickery and investor deception, Mr. Perler is co-Director of Research of RiskMetrics Group’s forensic accounting research boutique (formerly CFRA). RiskMetrics Group, a global leader in risk management, corporate governance and financial research services, is the world’s foremost provider of forensic accounting research, helping clients identify unappreciated differences between the reported financial results and the underlying business performance of their portfolio companies. RiskMetrics Group acquired CFRA from TA Associates in 2007. Prior to joining CFRA in 2002, Mr. Perler worked in the New York office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, auditing public companies and studying the entwined accounting and behavioral mechanisms that shape financial reporting. Mr. Perler holds a master’s degree in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where he also taught undergraduate accounting. Mr. Perler is frequently featured at industry conferences and professional training seminars, as well as in media outlets such as Barron’s, BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, and CNBC.
SuperCycles: The New Economic Force Transforming Global Markets and Investment Strategy March 9, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Economics, Highlights, Review.
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The New Economic Force Transforming Global Markets and Investment Strategy
A brilliantly original assessment of what caused the global crash and a practical plan for investing accordingly
Supercycles, according to international economist and strategist, Arun Motianey, are the continuous, long waves of boom and bust that undulate through the global economic and financial systems. More often than not, they are the result of policymakers’ well-intentioned but misguided attempts to achieve price stability. In Supercycles, Motianey surpasses the traditional business cycle model (“Boom and Bust”), to provide a detailed, objective, and at times surprising explanation of global economics.
Drawing heavily on history and informed by cautious readings of a wide range of economic thought, Motianey critiques the way macroeconomics has been practiced by the major powers’ central banks through the years.
Specifically, it was the banks’ intervention, ostensibly in the quest for price stability that actually served to entrench price instability. Further, he makes a compelling case for the new tools we’ll be using to manage the post-meltdown global economy, and even advises on investor portfolios to protect us from the likeliest scenarios that occur when a supercycle enters its terminal phase.
A cogent and impossible-to-ignore mixture of economics, finance, policy, risk management, and investment advice from a global perspective, Supercycles is certain to inform and inspire debate among investors, academics, and casual readers alike.
“Highly readable. The pitch-perfect blend of the best economic thinking informed by the lessons from the past and the investment savvy of a veteran investment advisor at the top of his game.”
– Thomas J. Trebat, Executive Director, Institute of Latin
American Studies & Center for Brazilian Studies,
“A provocative way of looking at the global economy. This book will make you stop and think.”
– Peter Scaturro, Private Bank Executive
“This lively volume not only examines the big picture, but also provides practical advice for investors who are trying to prosper in this complex and challenging economic environment.”
– Harvey S. Rosen, John L. Weinberg Professor of Economics
and Business Policy, Princeton University
“Arun Motianey sheds light on some of the more ludicrous propositions of modern equilibrium economics. He describes how investment bankers and economists got it all wrong?and the world is experiencing the disastrous consequences.”
– Dr. Terry O?Shaughnessy, Fellow in Economics, St. Anne’s
College, Oxford University
“Not all readers will agree with Motianey’s savage criticism of the fi nance-driven modern economy, but few can read SuperCycles without having at least some of their preconceived notions challenged. A must-read for policymakers and investors.”
– Dr. Kevin Hebner, Global Investment Strategist,
Third Wave Global Investors
“Required reading for those who do not want to get lulled into the conventional thinking?”
– David Martin, Chief Risk Officer, AllianceBernstein
SuperCycles: The New Economic Force Transforming Global Markets and Investment Strategy was recently been reviewed on the influential investing site SeekingAlpha.com. Seeking Alpha has given Supercycles a positive review terming it a “must read for economic junkies” and calls the author, Arun Motianey’s ideas “fresh and innovative”. To read, please click HERE
Author Arun Motianey was recently interviewed on Yahoo Finance and CNBC’s Squawk Box To view, please click on the link below:
The Economist features SUPERCYCLES, both in the magazines and in the Financial Markets Blog:
- The Economist – The cycle lane, to read, please click HERE
- The Economist, Financial Markets – The Financial Cycle. To read, please click HERE