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Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness

Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness

by John Manzella


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John Manzella, recognized author, speaker and global business consultant, shares his inside perspective on the complex challenges that face America in the domestic and global arena. Get a glimpse of which events cause powerful chain reactions and how they will ultimately impact and shape our future, including new destructive technologies, the rise of China, worsening skills deficit, economic volatility, manufacturing trends, U.S. energy revolution, dysfunctional governments, and the poisoning of America's "Secret Sauce." This book will help you connect the dots between today's economic trends and resulting challenges in a very easy-to-understand, straightforward and relatable format. Offering key strategies to boost competitiveness, Global America is an essential guide for business professionals, stock investors, journalists, educators, and students and their parents.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780926566019
Publisher: Manzella Trade Communications, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 758,857
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Perils of Growing Up in a High-Tech World
- The Impact of New Technologies
- The Death of Distance
-Technological Literacy and Millennials
- The Worsening Knowledge Crisis

Chapter Two: Jobs, Education and the Right Stuff
- What We Can Learn from Current Unemployment Data
- Preparing Our Youth for the Global Battle Ahead
- Finding and Retaining the Best Employees

Chapter Three: The Direction of Economic Growth
- New Innovative Drivers
- Consumer Confidence and Spending
- Government Dysfunction
- European and Emerging Markets
- Black Swans and Forecasting Limitations

Chapter Four: U.S. Production and Abundant Energy
- The Truth About American Manufacturing
-Backshoring and the Impact of Investing Abroad
- The Impact of the American Energy Revolution

Chapter Five: Globalization Is Like Fire
- The Benefits and Challenges of Global Economic Integration
- The Dangers of Closing Economies and What To Do
- The Middle East's Real Problem
- What We Can Learn from Demographic Trends
- Currency Assumptions Are No Longer Valid

Chapter Six: The North American Bloc
- The NAFTA Results Are In... Finally
- U.S.-Canadian Economic Integration
- The Direction of the U.S.-Mexican Partnership

Chapter Seven: The Future of a U.S.-China Dominated World
- China in Transition
- Stability Is Job One
- Is China an Innovator?
- Friends Can Achieve More than Adversaries

Chapter Eight: Strategies That Work
-Hidden Risks and International Strategies
- How to Boost Efficiencies and Prevent Supply Chain Disasters
- Financing Global Supply Chain Activities
- The Importance of Understanding Culture

Chapter Nine: America's Secret Sauce
- The Ingredients
- Policies That Work
- Too Big To Succeed
- Decisions We Must Make

Appendix: Ways To Stir the Secret Sauce
- How to Educate Policymakers
- How to Communicate the Message

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