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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Altman Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9781400174294
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What if you could look behind the headlines of the global economy to see how it really worked? Now you can. In Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy, Daniel Altman teaches us how the billions of decisions made by individuals can and do change the future. Connected is part travel guide, part owner's manual—an absorbing, accessible, and essential road map for every citizen of the global economy in the twenty-first century. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Instead of the usual heavy and indigestible fare, Daniel Altman cleverly serves bite-size, tasty portions of economic insight that will leave readers hungry for more.”

    Sylvia Nasar, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A quick read that reminds us that we’re all in this together—and that many of us have an awful lot to learn to keep up with the global economy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Altman’s book offers a Wall-Street-smart and yet deeply intellectual understanding of our amazingly complex and dynamic world economy. He gives the reader a revealing perspective by viewing the economy at various magnifications, from little vignettes of individuals’ experiences on a single day to grand observations on how it all works together.”

    Robert Shiller, Professor of Economics and Finance, Yale University; Chief Economist, MacroMarkets LLC; and author of Irrational Exuberance

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannonry | 11/6/2013

    " may seem boring, but i like this kind of stuff. very good for basic understanding of fundamental economics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 7/23/2013

    " Fascinating story about how globalism works, but it seems dated, we need a post-globalism approach, now "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ami | 12/16/2012

    " This might actually be a good book. It's remarkable that I bothered starting to read a business book at all, so score one for that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Sankey | 6/25/2012

    " Popular economics, as Altman provides vivid vignettes from the very top of the monetary food chain with bankers, first world consumers and policy makers to the manufacturers in China, the recyclers of old cotton T-shirts in Nigeria and the intricate connections in between. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Batur | 12/26/2009

    " the one of the global economy, Altman shows how the system became localise well... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 12/10/2009

    " Not too bad, especially considering what has happenned since it was published in 2007. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 kim McDonald | 9/22/2007

    " i think the task of explaining the interconnectedness of the global economy might have been too daunting a task for one book. maybe my hopes were too high, but the chapters were more like snapshots from the global economy instead of an attempt to explain the 'web' of globalization. "

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About the Author

Daniel Altman is an economist, journalist, and writer. His previous books are Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy and Neoconomy: George Bush’s Revolutionary Gamble with America’s Future. He was formerly an economic advisor to the British government and a columnist at the Economist, New York Times, and International Herald Tribune.

About the Narrator

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by AudioFile magazine, his work has earned him several Earphones Awards, a Booklist Editors’ Choice Award (twice), a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by ForeWord magazine. He has also narrated thousands of corporate videos for clients such as NASA, Sikorsky Aircraft, IBM, Dannon, Pfizer, AT&T, and SONY. He has also worked as a stage actor and as a promo announcer at WPIX-TV in New York City. His dream is to be an opera singer, a role for which he hones his bass-baritone operatic skills in the upstairs shower of his home.