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

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Shaped by his twenty-five years traveling the world, and enlivened by encounters with villagers from Rio to Beijing, tycoons, and presidents, 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 ten 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 post-crisis age that has turned the world upside down, replacing fast growth with slow growth and political calm with revolt, Sharma’s pioneering book is an entertaining field guide to understanding change in this era or any era.

Title : The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World
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ISBN : 0393248895
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 480 pages


Vinay rated it ★★★★☆

August 01, 2016

More than anything, a useful read. There are so many metrics floating around to assess an economy that it's useful to condense everything into a set of rules. The book got slow at times with far too many numbers, I'm also realizing I'm much more attracted to concepts and theories than rules of th...

Daniel rated it ★★★★★

November 07, 2016

This is clearly one of the best books on forecasting international economic growth. The author had done lots of research by not only relying on published numbers by the governments , but also going on the ground to gather information from the locals. He had identified 10 useful questions to ask t...

Arvind rated it ★★★★☆

November 14, 2016

3.5/5 If we create a matrix (Excel spreadsheet) in which rows represent nations and columns represent rules of economics, this book is a columnar reading. One rule is discussed per chapter along with the situations in a dozen countries. BTW, his earlier book "Breakout Nations" (5/5) was a row-by-...

Rajat rated it ★★★★☆

July 23, 2016

Required reading for the amateur economist seeking a nuanced understanding of what makes some countries grow and some to stagnate. What's refreshing about the book is that Ruchir Sharma always wears the pragmatic investor's hat and unlike many 'experts', doesn't shy away from admitting he doesn't...

Peter rated it ★★★☆☆

February 06, 2017

Standard globospeak that you might hear at Davos. Not a word about inequality. Merely power politics and inflation fighting and how to keep the world order intact.

Kumaran rated it ★★★★☆

July 04, 2016

In 2008, the world witnessed profound economic meltdown which altered our lives (for good or bad). The events of 2008 meltdown was covered by authors, economists, financial analysts, reporters of all kind, and hundreds of books were written on the collapse and the lessons we (have to) learn, but...

Pradyot rated it ★★★★☆

October 09, 2016

A good book that attempts to forecast how well a country's economy will do based on 10 thumb-rules that have a historical basis. Good read for anyone interested in world economics and how countries can ride the wave or what makes them go astray. Two things I felt were missed: 1. While immigration...

Vinh-Thang rated it ★★★★★

February 07, 2017

I can talk for a whole day and still not run out of good things to say about this book. A GREAT mix of journalistic insight and scientific method. All the passages about Vietnam are spot-on.

Rahul rated it ★★★★☆

October 05, 2017

Two years is a long time in the present milieu. The hopes and fears expressed in this book have aged and become outdated more meaningfully than last year's iPhone. Hopes around TPP coming into existence, for instance. And the word Brexit isn't mentioned once. The author belongs to the right side...

Vinothraj rated it ★★★☆☆

June 08, 2017

Covered topics comprehendable by a reader with reasonable interest in modern economies. I felt the book went all over the place, a bit. Would've preferred a few tables or graphs to help grasp certain comparisons easily. Key insights scattered throughout the book, that I really look forward to a C...

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