BOOKS

 

REIMAGINING INDIA - UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF ASIA'S NEXT SUPERPOWER

Reimagining India brings together leading thinkers from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by one of the most important and least understood nations on earth. India’s abundance of life—vibrant, chaotic, and tumultuous—has long been its foremost asset. The nation’s rising economy and burgeoning middle class have earned India a place alongside China as one of the world’s two indispensable emerging markets. At the same time, India’s tech-savvy entrepreneurs and rapidly globalizing firms are upending key sectors of the world econ­omy. But what is India’s true potential? And what can be done to unlock it? McKinsey & Company has pulled in wisdom from many corners—social and cultural as well as eco­nomic and political—to launch a feisty debate about the future of Asia’s “other superpower.”

Financial Times Review

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Reimagining Japan - The Quest for a future that works

In the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis of March 2011, Japan has become a bigger part of the world’s consciousness than it has been for years. But Japan also is grappling with other problems that, over the long run, pose a much greater challenge to its national well-being than the devastation in Tohoku.... How can the country compete with a rising China? Cope with a fast-aging society? Deal with its enormous debt? Rediscover its entrepreneurial verve? Regain its position as a leader in technology and innovation? In Reimagining Japan, McKinsey & Company, the world’s top management consulting firm, asked more than 80 global leaders and experts to consider these questions. In essays brimming with insight, affection and occasional humor, the authors offer their assessments of Japan’s past, present and --most important -- future. What sets Reimagining Japan apart is the breadth and diversity of its contributors. They range from Fortune 500 CEOs to acclaimed writers (including three Pulitzer Prize winners) to a star videogame creator, a soccer coach, a school principal and a manga artist. There has not been such a comprehensive book about Japan in the past generation - and perhaps ever.  

FINANCIAL TIMES REVIEW

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Korea 2020

What's next for South Korea? A short half-century ago, it was among the world's poorest countries. It is now a prosperous, industrialized democracy, with an economy that has proved resilient in the face of the global economic crisis. But having achieved so much success, South Korea's future remains unclear. The world is changing in ways that do not seem to play to South Korea's strengths. Will its economic formula built on manufacturing and exports continue to deliver? How will it cope with the rise of China? Can it manage its dependence on energy imports? How will Korean society weather its demographic transitions? Will the mobilization and social discipline that aided South Korea's industrialization bring greater prosperity in the next decade, or the next half-century?

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