ISBN 9781250001733,Outrageous Fortunes

Outrageous Fortunes


Daniel Altman


Griffin Books



Griffin Books

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9781250001733

ISBN-10 1250001730


Number of Pages 257 Pages
Language (English)


As individuals, companies, and countries struggle to recover from the economic crisis, many are narrowly focused on forecasts for the next week, month, or quarter. Yet they should be asking what the global economy will look like in the years to come?where will the long-term risks and opportunities arise? These are the questions that Daniel Altman confronts in his provocative and indispensable book. The fate of the global economy, Altman argues, will be determined by deeper factors than those that move markets from moment to moment. His incisive analysis brings together hidden trends, societal pressures, and policy endgames to make twelve surprising but logical predictions about the years ahead. And his forecasts for the future raise a pressing question for today: With so many challenges awaiting us, are our political and economic institutions up to the task? Outrageous Fortunes tells which industries will grow, which economies will crumble, which investments will pay off, and where the next big crisis may occur. Altman?s carefully reasoned text is an essential guide for the road ahead, and in a new afterword written for this edition, he shows how these trends are progressing in today?s global economy. About The Author Daniel Altman is the author of Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy, Power in Numbers (with Philippe Douste-Blazy), and Neoconomy. He is Director of Thought Leadership at Dalberg Global Development Advisors and the founder and president of North Yard Economics, a not-for-profit consulting firm serving developing countries. He has written for The Economist, the International Herald Tribune, and The New York Times and currently teaches at New York University?s Stern School of Business. He lives in New York City.