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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Naisbitt, Doris Naisbitt Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781400184446
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Most of those who look at China with interest, fear, reprobation, courtesy, hope, or simple curiosity see the future and sustainability of China as adapting to the Western economic and value system. But what is the scenario from a Chinese point of view?

Taking an inside-out approach, John and Doris Naisbitt explain what enabled China to change in only thirty years from a nation of poverty and backwardness to become the third largest economy in the world, beat Germany as export champion, and challenge America as the most competitive. China has reinvented itself as if it were a huge enterprise, developing a company culture that fits the demands of the enterprise and its people on the path to modernity and wealth.

Looking for patterns that form the picture of the new China, the Naisbitts found what was of much greater dimension and importance than the economic rise of China: China is creating an entirely new social and economic system. It is creating a political counter-model to Western modern democracy fitting to Chinese history and society, just as America created a model fitting to its history, society, and values more than two hundred years ago.

Economically and politically, China has left the path of imitation, determined to become the innovation country of the world. In the next decades, China will not only change the global economy, it will challenge Western democracy with its own model.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A thoughtful, ambitious overview sure to be of interest to all those curious about world economics.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An intriguing look at the new China.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Vogt | 9/24/2013

    " A very interesting book by John Naisbitt on China. This book provides similar insights into China and the various drivers that will impact it's future as the original Megatrends book about America written in the 70's. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alex | 5/19/2012

    " Mostly echoing the Chinese government, which is no surprise considering author's close relationship with it and his stake in China. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Qing Wang | 12/4/2011

    " vertical-democracy, sounds plausible or just a make-believe? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harald | 11/21/2010

    " Must read
    John grew up in the US
    Lived in Europe and decided to move to China
    That explains more than words are able to. "

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About the Author
Author John Naisbitt

John Naisbitt is an American author and public speaker in the area of futures studies. His first book Megatrends was published in 1982. It was the result of almost ten years of research. It was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years, mostly as #1. Megatrends was published in fifty-seven countries and sold more than fourteen million copies.

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.