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Winning the Global Game

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Winning the Global Game

A Strategy for Linking People and Profits

Free Press,

15 min read
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What's inside?

Is globalization just “globaloney” or is it the hope of the future? This book clearly connects all the dots: trade, population and politics.

Editorial Rating



  • Analytical
  • Eye Opening
  • Well Structured


Jeffrey A. Rosenweig’s scholarly study of the global economy is detailed, thought-provoking and rich in source material. Intelligently and clearly written, it is by no means light reading, and wasn’t intended to be. Rosensweig covers each corner of the globe, putting such issues as population, development and economic status in perspective. He expertly guides you through complex historical and financial issues and information, and manages to connect all the dots. getAbstract recommends this serious book to executives, managers and other thoughtful participants who are interested in present and future global commerce. "Serious" is the approach here, no dilettantes allowed.


Globalization or Globaloney?

A global, open, capitalist economy can help businesses profit and assist people all over the world. Today, the world economy is at a crossroads. Today’s policy actions and strategic decisions will lead to a positive economic outcome, or a negative one. It’s easy to be a pessimist when you compare the increasingly wealthy 26 countries that dominate the world’s economy (and yet make up less than 20% of the world’s population) with the countries that are falling behind economically. Devastating poverty, environmental destruction, resource depletion and spreading disease in nations will have a growing negative impact.

For example, babies born in some areas of Africa and Southwest Asia today have less than a 75% probability of living until the age of five, and almost no probability of realizing their potential. While business can try to run from them, it can’t hide from global environmental and human degradation. A truly global business strategy is an investment in children worldwide as well as a way to achieve profits.

The most populated areas on the planet are largely outside the focus of the world’s most advanced and biggest companies...

About the Author

Jeffrey A. Rosensweig teaches finance and international business at Emory University, where he is a six-time winner of the distinguished Educator Award. An honors graduate from Yale, Professor Rosensweig has served as senior international economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

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