The Growth Map: Economic Opportunity in the BRICs and Beyond [NOOK Book]

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Jim O'Neill, one of the most influential economists today, shares his insights on how and why he developed one of the most compelling economic concepts of our time in The Growth Map.

'O'Neill has redefined how investors and Western business leaders see the world. This book tells the unlikely story of how O'Neill developed this path-breaking idea . . . lively, powerful and highly accessible' Gillian Tett, Financial Times

Ten years ago, Jim ...

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Overview

Jim O'Neill, one of the most influential economists today, shares his insights on how and why he developed one of the most compelling economic concepts of our time in The Growth Map.

'O'Neill has redefined how investors and Western business leaders see the world. This book tells the unlikely story of how O'Neill developed this path-breaking idea . . . lively, powerful and highly accessible' Gillian Tett, Financial Times

Ten years ago, Jim O'Neill predicted that globalization would help Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRICs) - busy, ambitious countries full of raw materials - overtake the largest Western economies. With all four BRIC nations set to do just that, no other idea has proved as significant for the new century. But these changes have provoked business and political uncertainty and in The Growth Map O'Neill examines what is coming next. Can the BRICs sustain their exceptional growth? Which nations will come next? And what, for all of us, does the future hold?

'Goldman Sachs' rock star' Business Week

'Sharp, shrewd. Tells the big story of our time. The fundamental shift of economic power from the West' Niall Ferguson

'O'Neill has changed how the world thinks about economic growth - and how the BRICs think about themselves' Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman And Ceo, Goldman Sachs

'One of the most sought-after economic commentators on the planet' Daily Telegraph

Jim O'Neill is Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1995, rising to chief economist, and in 2001 he led the team that conducted the original BRIC analysis. He is chairman of the charity SHINE, and a member of the boards of the UK Royal Economic Society, Itinera and Bruegel. He has a lifelong passion for Manchester United FC, and has served as a non-executive director of the club's board.

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“When Jim O’Neill first coined ‘BRIC’ he redefined how investors and Western business leaders see the world. Economic students, policymakers, diplomats, investors, and business leaders should all read this book—not least because the rise of the BRICs is already turning so many Western assumptions upside down and will reshape the globe for decades to come.”
—GILLIAN TETT, US MANAGING EDITOR, FINANCIAL TIMES

“A brilliant and insightful analysis of the dynamic forces that are changing our world and the lives of millions of people. Jim O’Neill has done more than anyone to illuminate the growth of the developing world and the shifting landscape of the global economy.”
—MICHAEL SPENCE, RECIPEINT OF THE NOBEL MEMORIAL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS IN 2001

“This book should be compulsory reading for all those interested in the world economy.”
—MONTEK SINGH AHLUWALIA, ECONOMIST AND DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA

“Jim O’Neill challenges the lazy consensus and convinces us that the great swing to the East should be welcomed rather than resented by an anxious West. There’s no empty optimism here; just measured, reasoned grounds for hope.”
—SIR MARTIN SORRELL, CEO, WPP

“If you want to learn how emerging markets are going to develop in the coming years, you don’t have to wait for some future historian; just read this wonderful book by Jim O’Neill!”
—ARMINO FRAGA, ECONOMIST AND FORMER PRESIDENT, CENTRAL BANK OF BRAZIL

“Jim O’Neill’s theory about the BRICs has become a reality. His new book makes it clear that growth markets will grow to the benefit of all whatever the skeptics think.”
—ARKADY DVORKOVICH, ADVISER TO RUSSIAN PRESIDENT DMITRY MEDVEDEV

“In four letters, Jim O’Neill identified one of the most consequential themes of the twenty-first century. Jim has changed how the world thinks about economic growth—and how the BRICs think about themselves.”
—LLOYD BLANKFEIN, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, GOLDMAN SACHS

Martin Sorrell
Jim O'Neill challenges the lazy consensus and convinces us that the great swing to the East should be welcomed rather than resented by an anxious West. There's no empty optimism here; just measured, reasoned grounds for hope. (Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP)
Michael Spence
A brilliant and insightful analysis of the dynamic forces that are changing our world and the lives of millions of people. Jim O'Neill has done more than anyone to illuminate the growth of the developing world and the shifting landscape of the global economy. (Michael Spence, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2001)
Arminio Fraga
If you want to learn how emerging markets are going to develop in the coming years, you don't have to wait for some future historian; just read this wonderful book by Jim O'Neill! (Arminio Fraga, economist and former president, Central Bank of Brazil)
Gillian Tett
When Jim O'Neill first coined 'BRIC' he redefined how investors and Western business leaders see the world. Economic students, policymakers, diplomats, investors, and business leaders should all read this book—not least because the rise of the BRICs is already turning so many Western assumptions upside down and will reshape the globe for decades to come. (Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor, Financial Times)
Montek Singh Ahluwalia
This book should be compulsory reading for all those interested in the world economy. (Montek Singh Ahluwalia, economist and deputy chairman of the Planning Commission of the Republic of India)
Arkady Dvorkovich
Jim O'Neill's theory about the BRICs has become a reality. His new book makes it clear that growth markets will grow to the benefit of all whatever the skeptics think. (Arkady Dvorkovich, adviser to Russian president Dmitri Medvedev)
Lloyd Blankfein
In four letters, Jim O'Neill identified one of the most consequential themes of the twenty first century. Jim has changed how the world thinks about economic growth—and how the BRICs think about themselves. (Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101565636
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/8/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 883,447
  • File size: 386 KB

Meet the Author


Jim O'Neill is the chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Before that he was the firm's head of Global Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research. He created the "BRIC" term in 2001. He is the chairman of the charity SHINE. He lives in London.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Audacious Growth 1

1 The Birth of The BRICs 11

2 From Emerging to Emerged 25

3 BRIC By BRIC 45

4 The New Growth arkets 97

5 Are There enough Resources? 117

6 Consumption 129

7 New Allies Ahead 145

8 A New World Order 169

9 Invest And Prosper 193

Conclusion: A Better World 221

Acknowledgments 233

Notes 237

Index 241

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

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    Road Map to a New World Order

    Jim O¿Neill first reminds his audience how he selected the original four developing economies which are widely known under the acronym BRIC, i.e., Brazil, Russia, India, and China. In the Chapter ¿BRIC by BRIC,¿ Mr. O¿Neill gives a nice summary of the key milestones that each of the four economies has achieved since he coined the acronym in 2001. To his credit, the author usually does not hesitate to deal with the shortcomings which still afflict each of these economies, despite their numerous achievements. In the coming decades, the BRICs are expected to continue to make waves in the cultural, economic, financial, and socio-political spheres due to their (favorable) demographics and increased productivity. More interestingly, Mr. O¿Neill articulates clearly how and why he identifies economies such as Indonesia, South Korea, Mexico, and Turkey among the N-11, i.e., the ¿Next Eleven¿ countries. These countries represent the next waves on which multinationals and investors should also ride for their benefit. Mr. O¿Neill invites the developed nations, most of which are struggling, to seize the opportunity that the current global credit crisis offers them, not only to reform themselves for the better, but also to further increase their exports to the BRICs and N-11. Mr. O¿Neill repeatedly draws the attention of his audience to the fact that the Germans have been very good at seizing the opportunities that the deepening globalization offers them. The author¿s graph about German exports since 2007 is illuminating on this subject. Due to this evolving landscape, Mr. O¿Neill calls for the reformation of international institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the G20, or the United Nations to reflect the changing pecking order of the most powerful nations on earth. Furthermore, Mr. O¿Neill pleads for the further liberalization of financial markets around the world to further facilitate trade and to give investors, savers more choices. The author will probably run into some walls on this subject. The North Atlantic credit crisis, as some people outside the West call the ongoing global credit crisis, will not be forgotten anytime soon. Mr. O¿Neill is at his weakest when he deals with the plight of the ¿losers¿ that international trade generates, especially during the most challenging times of rapid adjustments. In summary, Mr. O¿Neill gives his audience a well-articulated road map to capitalize on the opportunities that the evolving global economy offers to whoever is flexible enough to change with the circumstances of the day.

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  • Posted February 23, 2012

    All voters in US and all leaders of BRIC plus 20 must read to make informed decisions

    While Jim is definitely one of the privileged insiders of the financial world cloistered and bathed in Goldman Sachs wealth he brings an optimistic understanding of this arcane world to the masses in a conversational style that can easily be read in one sitting. That understanding is necessary to be an informed voter or a good leader. This century more than most is fraught with the potential for global calamity. Perhaps if we listen to Jim we can at least avoid the financial ones. I highly recommend the book!
    PS thanks to bn for fixing my nook on iPad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    World markets propaganda

    If you want to read over and over again that China is best in every way, this book is for you. The book does not even touch on some of the problems with globalization, for example the US trade imbalance and the resulting lack of jobs for a big segment of our population.

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