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A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future Hardcover – September 20, 2011
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"Governor Jennifer Granholm faced extraordinary challenges with grace, intelligence, and tenacity. In a weak economy, no state was hit harder than hers. She embraced the challenge of rebuilding Michigan's economy for the 21st Century with new ideas, new jobs, and new businesses. In 2011, Michigan had the largest drop in unemployment in the U.S., thanks in large measure to her tireless effort. "A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future" is a remarkable narrative. Everyone who wants to revive the American economy and restore the American dream should read it." --President Bill Clinton
"Jennifer Granholm spent eight years fighting for Michigan, and now the rest of the nation can benefit from the hard lessons she and her team learned as they positioned Michigan for recovery. "A Governor's Story" offers a dramatic inside political story and an urgent call to recognize that our industry is competing not just with foreign companies but with the governments supporting them. It also offers a candid and moving personal story of a governor who is forced to devote her 'all' to turn around her state's seemingly unyielding bad economy, with the resulting family pressures she faced as a loving wife and mother." --U.S. Senator Carl Levin
"During her tenure as governor, Jennifer Granholm had to grapple with unprecedented economic crises that foreshadowed what other leaders around the world would eventually experience. "A Governor's Story "is one leader's recounting of what it's like and what it takes to lead in the crucible of challenge and change. It is an engagingly personal, absolutely riveting, and completely honest story. As you walk in Jennifer Granholm's shoes through the pages of this gripping narrative, you understand more fully the resilience, optimism, and grit it takes to lead in challenging times. Every executive, every politician, every student of leadership, and every citizen needs to read this book. There is hope here. "A Governor'
About the Author
Jennifer Granholm was elected governor of Michigan in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, grew up in California, and is an honors graduate of both the University of California at Berkeley, where she now teaches in the law and public policy schools, and Harvard Law School. She is a senior advisor to the Pew Charitable Trusts Clean Energy Program, a contributor to Meet the Press, and a regular guest on other national news programs.
Dan Mulhern is an honors graduate of both Yale University and Harvard Law School, teaches at the business and law schools at the University of California at Berkeley, and is an advisor to the Families and Work Institute. He is an author, talk show host, public speaker, and expert in leadership development and the changing roles of men and women. He is married to Jennifer Granholm.
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Prison as Punishment
Ms Granholm makes a very good argument about the positive role of government and the limits to the endless lower taxes argument. She also has some very good facts about the value of serious government investment in education.
Not being from Michigan I do not have a feel for whether any of the long line of programs she started had any impact on the states economy.
Overall I enjoyed the book and learned something.
Everyone should read before voting in 2 weeks.
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