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The Great Crash Ahead: Strategies for a World Turned Upside Down Paperback – September 11, 2012
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"The Great Crash Ahead" sounds ominous, but it doesn't have to be if you know what factors to look at when making new decisions about your career, your investments and your business model. The old remedies won't work anymore, but visionaries Harry Dent and Rodney Johnson provide their unique insight on how to make your future a prosperous one.
"--Ed Slott, CPA, author, IRA expert, creator of PBS Special "Stay Rich Forever and Ever""
"While being one of the most bullish and accurate forecasters for 20 years, Dent has always been warning that this great boom would end around 2008-2009. He now sees a bigger crash ahead and a deflationary environment that could ravage your portfolio. His warnings and predictions are well worth reading and taking seriously."
"--David Bach, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Start Late, Finish Rich and Debt Free for Life"
"I have watched Harry Dent's unique demographic approach to the economy and his forecasts for over 20 years. He has seen most of the key economic changes way ahead of most. In fact, he forecast the current economic crisis 20 years ago! He has spoken at many of my events around the world and has helped many prepare for the unprecedented economic challenges we are facing today. But perhaps the best thing about Harry is his very human, understandable and common sense approach to economics."
"- Anthony Robbins, Entrepreneur, Author and Peak Performance Strategist"
"Dent brings more very convincing analysis on the unbearable debt that is weighing down the US and world economy. But more important, he brings the unique lens of demographics to show how the Fed's stimulus plan is doomed to fail with the rising savings and slowing spending of the massive Baby Boom generation. A must read book for prospering in the inevitable debt crisis ahead."
"--John Mauldin, 4 times New York Times best selling author of Endgame and financial newsletter publisher of Thoughts from the Frontline and Outside the Box"
"Dent is the reigning expert in using sophisticated demographic models to see around the economic corner. He saw the boom of the 1990s and warned that a bust would come in 2008 forward. Now he tells us the worst is not over. Harry makes a clear and compelling case for what could be a tough time ahead."
"--Robert D. McTeer, Distinguished Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis, and former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas "
"You can't accuse Harry Dent of being a wimpy thinker. His new book is full of confident analysis and bold predictions. Whether he will be right about all of it, who can say? But his core theme is fascinating and provocative; his book is a delight."
"--William Bonner, President and CEO of Agora Inc.; author of Dice Have No Memory and Empire of Debt"
About the Author
Harry S. Dent is the president of the H.S. Dent Foundation and the Managing Director of H.S. Dent Advisors. A Harvard MBA, Fortune 100 consultant, new venture investor, and noted speaker, he is the author of The Great Depression Ahead, The Great Boom Ahead, The Roaring 2000s, and The Next Great Bubble Boom.
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The book is worth reading. There is a lot of good information in his book. Harry Dent comes across as sort of a mad genius in real life. Still, I would like to meet him. He is sincere in his opinions. Recently, the stock market looks unsteady as it might fall hard. If this is actually the case then the book will come in very handy, especially if you have already read it and prepared yourself.
My comments about the newsletter aside, you will want to read book first to at least get a perspective on the current economic crisis and some ways to profit from it.
Backed by the track record of calling expansions and pull backs in the economy for the last 25+ years, he has been more accurate than almost anyone I know. The book pulls no punches and the 1st chapter outlines much of the information that will be explained in the rest of the book, so you will know what you are getting before you buy.
Dent's demographically driven economic model lays to rest the idea that I learned in college that the government has the tools to manage the economy for controlled growth using monetary & fiscal policy. This book explains that there are forces beyond the scale that these tools can manage. Like a captain trying to keep a ship on course through a typhoon, these forces of nature are more than a match for the controls we have at our disposal. It is time to batten down the hatches for a wintery storm.
It is not required that you have a degree in economics to understand Mr. Dent. As you can see, his writing style is very understandable, although there are some technical items too heady for most readers. His advise for home owners, business owners and investors is straight forward and clear. His advise for government is very sound, IMHO.
I do not fully agree with all his predictions. He is expecting deflation in the years to come as the US economy contracts. I think that the government will not have the discipline to avoid inflation. That said, because of what I read in his book I now believe that we can avoid hyper-inflation.
By the way, what he reveals about the coming problems for China was something I had no idea was coming and everyone needs to know.
i made money then and using his guidelines in this book ill make money in the next crash as well. a very good read. buy it.