Dynasties of the Sea: The Shipowners and Financiers Who Expanded the Era of Free Trade

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Dynasties of the Sea is the first book to examine one of the most powerful forces in global trade and economic development: world shipping and the magnates who drive the industry.

Operating from Monaco to Hong Kong, London to Athens, Singapore to Oslo, shipowners and their financiers have changed the world in every way.

From transporting agricultural products from Brazil to Africa and the Middle East, to delivering Australian iron ore to China,...

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Overview

Dynasties of the Sea is the first book to examine one of the most powerful forces in global trade and economic development: world shipping and the magnates who drive the industry.

Operating from Monaco to Hong Kong, London to Athens, Singapore to Oslo, shipowners and their financiers have changed the world in every way.

From transporting agricultural products from Brazil to Africa and the Middle East, to delivering Australian iron ore to China, to carrying Middle East crude oil to Asia and the Americas, to carrying almost every article of clothing you are wearing and every electronic device in the world, shipowners have enabled global economic development and helped raise the global standard of living.

While ocean shipping remains one of the most important businesses in the world, it is also one of the most volatile. Affected by such imponderables as weather and political upheaval, shipowning cultures have maintained their commitment to an industry that has endured for centuries - and will continue to endure for centuries to come.

The candid and detailed first-person profiles that comprise Dynasties of the Sea provide critical insight into the psychology of today's generation of shipping magnates, from how they view risk - politically, economically and environmentally - to what they see transpiring in the world tomorrow.

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Editorial Reviews

Donald J. Trump
"Dynasties of the Sea is a must read. Lori Ann LaRocco's captures the big ideas and backgrounds of these shipping titans... This book emphasizes shipping's vital role in free trade and how important capitalism is to the growth of the global economy. Powerful!"
Kevin Brady
"Lori Ann LaRocco's enlightening efforts highlighting the value Free Trade brings to all our lives...prove what Sir Walter Raleigh wrote four centuries ago 'whosoever commands the sea commands the trade.'"
Rick Scott
"Dynasties of the Sea offers a fascinating analysis of the shipping industry's contribution to the economic expansion and the importance of global trade. A worthwhile read for both the novice and professional."
Russel Reynolds
"Lori Ann LaRocco has done it again, this time masterfully chronicling one of the world's oldest and most respected businesses...no one has brought to life this story of maritime commerce...better than LaRocco. Dynasties of the Sea should be required reading...I recommend enthusiastically."
Mark Zandi
"To get a clear view on what makes the global economy tick, you should read Dynasties of the Sea. Lori Ann LaRocco's profiles of the colorful captains of the global shipping industry provide a unique insight into why they've succeeded and what powers global growth."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983716334
  • Publisher: International Marketing Strategies, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/15/2012
  • Pages: 290
  • Sales rank: 412,655
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Lori Ann LaRocco
Lori Ann LaRocco is an American Journalist and is also the author of "Thriving in the New Economy" (Wiley, 2010) and the upcoming book, "Opportunity Knocking" (Agate Publishing, 2014).

As Senior Talent Producer at CNBC, Lori Ann has the ear of some of the world's biggest business minds. Lori Ann has been working at the network since 2000. She was first hired as one of Maria Bartiromo's producers on her first primetime show, "Market Week." Lori Ann has produced and booked interviews with some of the biggest names in business. Her track record has garnered her trust and respect, from Wall Street to Washington. Lori Ann's relationships with top business leaders have earned her first access to business deals in the billions of dollars, enabling her show, "Squawk Box," to break the news first. Prior to joining CNBC, Lori Ann was an anchor, reporter and assignment editor in various local news markets around the country.
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  • Posted December 19, 2012

    Dynasties of the Sea is a fantastic read. As someone in the earl

    Dynasties of the Sea is a fantastic read. As someone in the early stages of my career, I found the book to be full of great advice about what it takes to become a successful leader - not just in shipping, but in any business. The narrative contains an interesting blend of old world stories, such as the family lessons Intercargo's Nicholas Pappadakis takes to heart, and is relevant to the 21st century, with anecdotes like Peter Evensen's implementation of social media into Teekay's business practices. The book reads as if these shipping legends are personally sharing their stories with you. Great fun!

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