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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ram Charan Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9780449012567
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New York Times bestselling author Ram Charan gives business leaders the guidance they need to succeed in a world in which economic power has shifted.
 
The global tilt is nothing less than an irreversible shift of economic power—jobs, wealth, and market opportunities—from a small part of the world to its entirety. It is improving the lives of millions of people around the world, and while it is creating immense opportunities, it is disrupting the world as you know it with dizzying speed. 

If you’re an American or European, any assumptions you may have about national and managerial superiority are obsolete. Businesses in China, Singapore, India, Brazil, Malaysia, and other countries on the move have ready access to the capital and expertise they need to grow. Their leaders have just as much knowledge, talent, and drive as you do. And they are unleashing their entrepreneurial verve to scale up fast and grab once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. 

These businesses will soon be competing with yours, even if you’re not aware of them yet. Finding opportunities of your own requires you to consider vastly different perspectives and to see the new global landscape in its entirety and then change the content of your work to pursue them. 

In Global Tilt, Ram Charan will show you how to: 
- Gain an edge by cutting through the complexity of demographics, different forms of government, and even the global financial system, to identify “unstoppable trends” better and sooner than others
- Challenge your reliance on core competence and the incremental improvement that results. Instead, look “outside-in” and “future-back,” determine the capabilities you need to build, and muster the psychological fortitude to make occasional strategic bets that can potentially alter the competitive landscape 
- Develop the soft skills crucial to leading a global organization, including mastering local contexts
- Equip the organization to win by facing up to painful but necessary shifts in people assignments, decision-making authority, and resource allocation—even before making structural changes 

Those who can pursue the opportunities in a tilted world have a remarkably bright future. Ram Charan’s unparalleled experience with global leaders and companies and the unique and powerful insights he brings to this book will light the way for you and your exciting journey.
 
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Quotes & Awards

  • He's helped me in business, in government and in the nonprofit. Gaston Caperton, former governor of West Virginia, president and CEO of The College Board
  • Ram is a catalyst in the real sense of that word. Her facilitates things happening ... and is an immense source of energy. John Reed, former CEO of Citibank

    This is necessary reading for anyone charged with strategic planning or investing in emerging markets; for the rest of us, it’s fascinating information to absorb and a window onto our economic future.
  • Ram is a gifted visionary who is above all a pragmatist. He knows that the pathway from the possible to reality is not linear, but one of applied imagination and strategic leaps. In Global Tilt, Ram teaches us that unlearning is essential to new learning, with many examples that will both inspire and educate even the most seasoned business leader.   Inge Thulin, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, 3M Company
  • A timely and insightful call to establishment leaders to rethink the world business equation.  Charan encourages leaders of the North to strategize and operate with a different and more realistic mind set if they are to counter the thrust of exuberant, ever more affluent  and confident leaders of the South. A must read for those seeing a more growth orientated future. Larry  Bossidy,  former Chairman and CEO of Honeywell
  • Global Tilt is more than just a crisp and insightful look at the North to South power-shift taking place in the world today. It’s a brilliantly crafted managerial and strategy blueprint for leaders of businesses and organizations that are trying to make sense of this dynamic new landscape. This is Ram and his sharp strategic acumen at his very best. No CEO’s library should be without it. Muhtar Kent, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company

    Cuts to the core, right from page 1. The first chapter sets the agenda and you are immersed. In his inimitable way, Prof. Ram Charan then proceeds to give us the solutions. An enormously educative must-read for every business leader.
  • Ram Charan has this rare ability to distill  meaningful from meaningless and transfer it to others in a quite effective way without destroying confidences. Jack Welch
  • He probably knows more about America than anybody. Richard Harrington, CEO Thomson Corporation
  • He is constantly providing depth to issues, not just answers. Ivan Seidenberg, former chairman and CEO, Verizon Communications
  • “Ram is a gifted visionary who is above all a pragmatist. He knows that the pathway from the possible to reality is not linear, but one of applied imagination and strategic leaps. In Global Tilt, Ram teaches us that unlearning is essential to new learning, with many examples that will both inspire and educate even the most seasoned business leader.”

    Inge Thulin, board chairman, president, and CEO of 3M Company

  • “Global Tilt is more than just a crisp and insightful look at the North to South power-shift taking place in the world today. It’s a brilliantly crafted managerial and strategy blueprint for leaders of businesses and organizations that are trying to make sense of this dynamic new landscape. This is Ram and his sharp strategic acumen at his very best. No CEO’s library should be without it.” 

    Muhtar Kent, board chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Govind | 3/11/2013

    " Not everything in this book is original. Some observations of companies from India are quite superficial. However some insights are useful "

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About the Author
Author Ram Charan

Ram Charan is a distinguished business advisor, business strategy expert, and speaker. For over thirty-five years, he has worked with top executives at some of the world’s most successful companies, including GE, Verizon, Dupont, and Bank of America. He is the coauthor of What the CEO Wants You to Know and Confronting Reality, among others. His articles have appeared in publications such as Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Director’s Monthly, and Strategy and Business. Charan has served on the Blue Ribbon Commission and was elected a distinguished fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. Currently on the board of Austin Industries and Tyco Electronics, he resides in Dallas, Texas.

About the Narrator

Arthur Morey has won three AudioFile Magazine “Best Of” Awards, and his work has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and placed him as a finalist for the Audie Award. He has acted in a number of productions, both Off-Broadway in New York and Off-Loop in Chicago. He graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. His plays and songs have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Milan, where he has also performed.