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"Ram is a gifted visionary who is above all a pragmatist. He knows that the pathway from the possible to reality is not linear, but one of applied imagination and strategic leaps. In Global Tilt, Ram teaches us that unlearning is essential to new learning, with many examples that will both inspire and educate even the most seasoned business leader."  - Inge Thulin, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, 3M Company

“A timely and insightful call to establishment leaders to rethink the world business equation.  Charan encourages leaders of the North to strategize and operate with a different and more realistic mind set if they are to counter the thrust of exuberant, ever more affluent  and confident leaders of the South. A must read for those seeing a more growth orientated future.” —Larry  Bossidy,  former Chairman and CEO of Honeywell

“Global Tilt is more than just a crisp and insightful look at the North to South power-shift taking place in the world today. It’s a brilliantly crafted managerial and strategy blueprint for leaders of businesses and organizations that are trying to make sense of this dynamic new landscape. This is Ram and his sharp strategic acumen at his very best. No CEO’s library should be without it.” —Muhtar Kent, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company

Cuts to the core, right from page 1. The first chapter sets the agenda and you are immersed. In his inimitable way, Prof. Ram Charan then proceeds to give us the solutions. An enormously educative must-read for every business leader." —K.V. Kamath, Chairman, Infosys Limited

"Ram Charan has this rare ability to distill  meaningful from meaningless and transfer it to others in a quite effective way without destroying confidences." —Jack Welch
 
"He probably knows more about America than anybody." —Richard Harrington, CEO Thomson Corporation
 
"He is constantly providing depth to issues, not just answers." —Ivan Seidenberg, former chairman and CEO, Verizon Communications
 
"He's helped me in business, in government and in the nonprofit." —Gaston Caperton, former governor of West Virginia, president and CEO of The College Board
 
"Ram is a catalyst in the real sense of that word. Her facilitates things happening ... and is an immense source of energy." —John Reed, former CEO of Citibank

This is necessary reading for anyone charged with strategic planning or investing in emerging markets; for the rest of us, it’s fascinating information to absorb and a window onto our economic future.”  —Publisher's Weekly

About the Author

Ram Charan is a highly sought-after business advisor famous among executives for his uncanny ability to solve their toughest business problems. He is the co-author of the number one New York Times best seller, Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done and the author of What the CEO Wants You to Know. Dr. Charan's articles have been published in Fortune, Harvard Business Review and Strategy+Business.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Business (February 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307889122
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307889126
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #909,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Oh brother, I see the other reviews - five stars each - and wonder what I didn't "get" that they did. I'll tell you: nothing more than rah-rah "think big, don't think small" and other obvious platitudes and observations without any actionable advice. I personally travel on business to Asia almost monthly and expected something that might provide ideas. Nothing, zilch, zip.
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I have had an opportunity to work with some very aggressive and smart medical technology executives from the Asia-Pacific - China, India, and Malaysia - over the past few years. My interactions with them and their teams has sensitized me to what author Ram Charan has captured in his just released "Global Tilt; Leading Your Business Through the Great Economic Power Shift" - a major global shift of economic power is underway and many in the "North" are blind to what is happening.

Robert Kaplan's best selling "Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power" (published in 2011) detailed the geopolitical shift underway from being Atlantic Ocean centric to becoming Indian Ocean centric. Now, Ram Charan outlines another equally important shift - the great global economic shift from the North to South. These changes cannot be ignored. As economic power shifts political power does too.

Today's business leaders must rapidly gain an understanding the realities of today's global landscape:

1. The unmistakable truth - the world has tilted.
2. Wealth is moving from North to South.
3. A slowing global economy, global competition, and fast change.
4. Transfers of technology, know-how, and capital are now moving now North to South.
5. The South is driving change. The North is afraid of it.

Many business leaders in the North, blind to the magnitude of the trends, are accelerating the tilt by transferring their technology, brands, know-how, and real assets to the South, all in search for much higher growth.

Businesses anchored in these emerging economic centers are bursting onto the global stage.
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Author Charan begins by defining 'global tilt' as a 'shift in business and economic power from countries of the North to those below the 31st parallel,' and the greatest change in business history. Charan also believes every country is seeking a larger share of the jobs pie ('We are in a war for jobs'), companies are competing against capital-rich countries aiding their native companies - not just other companies, and Northern companies are exchanging access to markets today for both lower current employment in their home countries and helping create future competitors. Meanwhile, Western governments neither are offering support nor protection for their firms; even if they did, Charan points out that 'the wheels of democracy turn more slowly than the central planning used successfully elsewhere' - in fact, they've become 'so indecisive as to be almost paralyzed . . . owing to their political architecture. America lacks a 'coherent plan for solving the trade and federal deficits and promoting its economic power through long-term investments in infrastructure, education, and basic research.'

Opportunities in the North won't disappear, but firms remaining there will struggle for growth and still be vulnerable to inroads from those in the South. Those choosing to compete in the South will need leaders who can manage the entirely different business scenarios found in the North and South. Meanwhile, The U.S. runs annual $600+ billion trade deficits that already total about $8 trillion, associated decreased tax revenues and increased expenditures have also piled up a $14 trillion government deficit, with no end in sight.

The good news is that we are not in a zero-sum game - the Southern pie is expanding at an extraordinary rate.
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I have read and reviewed all of Ram Charan's previously published books and consider him to be among the most thoughtful and thought-provoking business thinkers in recent years. His latest book may well prove to be his most valuable and most influential, at least thus far, because he provides in it an abundance of information, insights, and counsel that can be of substantial benefit to almost any executive in almost any organization, at all levels and in all areas of the given enterprise, whatever its size, nature, and competitive marketplace may be. In fact, I also highly recommend Global Tilt to those now preparing for a business career or who have only recently embarked on one. In fact, the issues he addresses so brilliantly have implications and potential consequences that are relevant to us all as we proceed into an uncertain future.

The title refers to the fact that, in Charan's words, "the world has tilted. Its economic center has shifted from what have traditionally been called the advanced or Western countries of the northern hemisphere to fast developing countries including China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and others in the Middle East and even parts of Africa...Wealth is moving from North to South, and so are jobs...The South is driving change. The North is afraid of it...The world is in an inevitable transition to a more even distribution of opportunity and wealth...The global financial system, which h connects the economies of all countries every second of the day, is highly unstable...Many countries below the thirty-first parallel are creating their own rules of the road and executing their growth plans to win jobs and resources for their people...Companies are competing against countries - not just other companies.
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