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The Growth Map: Economic Opportunity in the BRICs and Beyond Hardcover – December 8, 2011
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—GILLIAN TETT, US MANAGING EDITOR, FINANCIAL TIMES
“A brilliant and insightful analysis of the dynamic forces that are changing our world and the lives of millions of people. Jim O’Neill has done more than anyone to illuminate the growth of the developing world and the shifting landscape of the global economy.”
—MICHAEL SPENCE, RECIPEINT OF THE NOBEL MEMORIAL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS IN 2001
“This book should be compulsory reading for all those interested in the world economy.”
—MONTEK SINGH AHLUWALIA, ECONOMIST AND DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA
“Jim O’Neill challenges the lazy consensus and convinces us that the great swing to the East should be welcomed rather than resented by an anxious West. There’s no empty optimism here; just measured, reasoned grounds for hope.”
—SIR MARTIN SORRELL, CEO, WPP
“If you want to learn how emerging markets are going to develop in the coming years, you don’t have to wait for some future historian; just read this wonderful book by Jim O’Neill!”
—ARMINO FRAGA, ECONOMIST AND FORMER PRESIDENT, CENTRAL BANK OF BRAZIL
“Jim O’Neill’s theory about the BRICs has become a reality. His new book makes it clear that growth markets will grow to the benefit of all whatever the skeptics think.”
—ARKADY DVORKOVICH, ADVISER TO RUSSIAN PRESIDENT DMITRY MEDVEDEV
“In four letters, Jim O’Neill identified one of the most consequential themes of the twenty-first century. Jim has changed how the world thinks about economic growth—and how the BRICs think about themselves.”
—LLOYD BLANKFEIN, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, GOLDMAN SACHS
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Jim O'Neill was surely the first person to coin the term BRIC but it is hardly a reason for a victory lap. Much of the criticism about it has already been made on the web, that Turkey and Vietnam grew much faster, that it gave credence to communist China and non-reformist India, etc. All those criticisms apply to this book too. But what is more obvious is that by the time he coined the phrase, it was ten years AFTER Tiannamen Square and eight years after a political crisis in India had initiated privatization, and all those markets were red hot already. A research analyst at Goldman Sachs cannot change the trajectory of 3 billion people, as the author arrogantly insists on suggesting.
Secondly, the book hypes another theory already old: the next eleven, countries that include Turkey and Bangladesh and Pakistan, all ostensibly chosen for their population driven growth. All that O'Neill confirms is that absent a world war or genocide that kills those people, people will create their own demand for food and clothing, and no matter how unproductive or uneducated, will begin to be important in the aggregate. There is thus no prescriptive analysis of what makes countries grow or if it would continue in the future.
Thirdly, the terrain O'Neill covers is the world of development economics. Now I dont know his background but he surely has no tight grasp on the role of technology or freedom, not in a way that is statistically significant.Read more ›
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If you can stick your head in the sand, concentrate on the infinite growth of the consumerist heaven (i.e. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ex-Patty
I came across this recently in Jim O"Neil's 2011 book "The Growth Map". He is the Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and came up with the BRIC concept to... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Christopher Kelly
Great macroeconomic view about how the world is growing, I would like more about inequalities and its consequences inside BRICs and N11sPublished 23 months ago by Oscar Nafarrate
This is an interesting book to read, which gives a good overview, but unfortunately it lacks the detail that one might expect from Jim O'Neill. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Kasper W
This is one of my favorite textbooks I've ever had to read for class. Jim O'Neill is a stellar writer, and every chapter was engaging. Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by Erin
His incites into global finance are unmatched. I do business in India, and he is right to target with his analysis.Published on December 23, 2012 by James L. Turnipseed
My husband is very, very interested in economic opportunity. Also, he follows the economy of our country. Excellent gift idea.Published on December 11, 2012 by Nancy C. Braley
The book is well written (easy and dynamic) and tells in details the history of BRICs - since Goldman Sachs/Jim O'Neill study in 2001 until its review in 2011. Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by Vitor VMS