The people in the outback are bust. Even rural governments are broke. See EconomistDecember 15,p. The real dilemma is not the industrial economy, but agrarian resl.
For more Lardy books and wisdom, see: From Global to Metanational This book sets forth anew what is really a rather old, shopworn idea. To be simplistic, what the book tells you to do, whatever your business, is to make sure that you put some listening posts in those parts of the world where all the real talent is.
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Yale-in-China dates back to the turn of the century A long article elsewhere in the magazine, "Sticking with China," provides some of Yale's current Chinese involvements. The most interesting footnote is that the Dean of the School of Management, Jeffrey Garten, has put China very much on center stage, calling it "the second most important country Local singles 17049 the world" and placing it at the top of the list in his dex, The Big Ten: Concept of the Corporation Drucker see,ing this book when he was still working his way into the pantheon of geniuses.
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China's Century China's Century: The Awakening of the Next Economic Powerhouse by Laurence Brahm, a lawyer and consultant in Beijing, flags the obvious for us--but is an obvious fact that many Westerners are ignoring. With admittance to WTO, China is on track to become the world's number two economy. The Online fucking sex roster of contributors includes everybody under the sun, from Zhu Rongji, Premier of the People's Republic of Seeoing, and a raft of Chinese government officials, to sundry ambassadors to China, heads of multinationals with substantial operations there, consultants, journalists, lawyers, etc.
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Fingleton In Japan Journalist Eamon Fingleton did an odd little tome with me years ago on shareholder Oxofrd still a great idea and then took off for Japan. His view from the other shore should not cause us to gloat over our "new" economy.
First, he did Blindside: Now he's just out with In Praise of Hard Industries: Probably his economics are not too profound, but his common sense should wake us up about virtual reality. I know of at least one Internet CEO Oxforf wants to be on a "hard-industry" board, because he knows what he's doing is not quite real. He figured a witty title might sell a few extra copies.
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Ross, ForbesNovember 16,pp. Or better yet, see Simon's books, wich include:. Administrative Behavior: Models of Bounded Rationality: Co-author of The Knowledge Creating Company Oxford University Press, and dean of a knowledge science department at Japan's Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, he's a bit different from the knowledge captains who coach large corporations.
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