The 21st century global economy and cultural diversity are converging more rapidly and on a grander scale than ever before. Who does it affect? All 7 billion of us and counting. In quick-hitting journalistic style, Fusion Entrepreneurs explores the many mega-forces that are dramatically changing the business world. Powerful multinationals. The migrant workforce. Global pop culture. Innovation and entrepreneurship. Diversity practices. Legal and regulatory trends. Technology and finance. At the heart of this epic transformation are fusion entrepreneurs and executives, a rising breed of business leader that is revolutionizing the U.S. and world economies. They hail from many hues and backgrounds: David Neeleman, founder of Brazilian airline Azul and a devout Mormon from the United States. Ralph de la Vega, a Cuban American immigrant from Miami who rose to become CEO of AT&T Mobility. Claudia Fan Munce, head of IBM’s venture capital arm and one of technology’s most successful female executives. Carlos Ghosn, global CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance and master of the cross-cultural business alliance. Their common bonds? They’re visionary and diverse business people, meeting at the borderlands of commerce and culture. And their ascent comes at the cusp of a new economic age, perhaps the most extraordinary era yet.
Cover art by Edel Rodriguez, a renowned Cuban American artist/illustrator whose work can be found in the Smithsonian Institution, private galleries, Time, Fortune, the New Yorker, and the New York Times.
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About the Author
EDWARD IWATA is an independent journalist and writer based in Silicon Valley, California, U.S.A. He is author of the business ebook FUSION ENTREPRENEURS (available at most ebook stores) and a novella, THE BILLIONAIRE'S GIFT: A SPIRITUAL BUSINESS PARABLE (available at Amazon).
Ed is a former business and general-assignment reporter at USA Today, the San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle, and the Orange County Register, and a former contributor to the Los Angeles Times and other publications.
Ed has covered topics as diverse as globalization trends, the Asian economy, management and workplace issues, corporate and political scandals, legal and regulatory issues, banking and finance, spirituality in the workplace, literary writers and filmmakers, and sports and the outdoors.
His literary journalism, investigative business and political profiles, breaking news coverage, and college journalism have won numerous national and regional awards.
Ed blogs at WordSoul.net. He can be found at LinkedIn, on Twitter @EdwardIwata, or contacted at info@EdwardIwata.com.
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