Building Wealth

The New Rules for Individuals, Companies, and Nations in a Knowledge-Based Economy
x-large
Author(s): Lester C. Thurow
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2009
Product Number: EB00233131
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061967894
Please log in to view pricing

Description

There is no doubt that we are in the middle of a transition to a knowledge-based economy. Breakthrough technologies in microelectronics, biotechnology, new materials, telecommunications, robotics, and computers are fundamentally changing the game of creating wealth. While these new industries are growing explosively, existing industries such as banking and retail are being transformed beyond recognition. As a result, a new global economy is emerging to replace existing national economies. What will it take for individuals, companies, and entire countries to succeed in the new economics of the twenty-first century? Rather than focusing on spending, Lester C. Thurow argues that we must emphasize investment in basic knowledge, education, and infrastructure. Only by committing ourselves to building communal wealth can we maximize opportunities for building personal wealth as well. Building Wealth is an indispensable guide to surviving-and thriving-in the economies of the twenty-first century.

Sign up for our email newsletter