Globality (Abridged): Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything Audiobook, by Hal Sirkin Play Audiobook Sample

Globality (Abridged): Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything Audiobook

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Read By: Christian Rummel Publisher: Business Plus Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2008 Format: Abridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781600241772

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05:54 minutes

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02:08 minutes

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03:49 minutes

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Publisher Description

An absolutely stunning -- and scary - wake-up call that reveals how the economic world is about to change dramatically in the next few years as dozens of RDEs ("Rapidly Developing Economies") begin to assert themselves as major economic powers.

Globalization is about Americans outsourcing product development and services to other countries. Globality is the next step, where rapidly developing economies from around the world are now competing with us head to head. The authors present a strong case that the economic climate in which we have lived is going to change in unprecedented ways.

"...their insights into the competitive battle in emerging markets are so keen." -- William J. Holstein of The New York Times

"Many American chief executives, it turns out, are aiming at emerging markets...And they will find many insights into prevailing in those battles in this book." -- William J. Holstein of The New York Times

"...for any corporate strategist pondering the challenges and opportunities of globalization, this book is an indispensable guide." -- John Cummings of Business Finance

"While the global economy has been a hot topic for at least two decades, it is in constant need of updating ...GLOBALITY...does the job nicely." -- BNET

"[This] vividly detailed tome describes the latest shift in globalization from a one-way street of Western domination to an increasingly competitive global playing field, where businesses from once-discounted nations are solidifying their standing." -- CIO Insight

"Whatever the next New World Order turns out to be, the advice in GLOBALITY will come in useful, for multinationals and individual workers alike." -- Business Pundit

"A smart discourse on how local companies in developing economies, such as China, India and Brazil, are bucking tradition and going for broke on their own terms..." -- BNET

"This book is a must-read for leaders of companies in the developed world who want to get into the globality act and stay in it." -- Cecil Johnson, McClatchy-Tribune News

"Get ready for a new wave of challengers, 'bursting their way onto the big stage.' So say the three authors of this smart analysis about the latest developments in global competition" -- Andrea Sachs of TIME

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"A should-read book on competition for knowledge workers who want to be in executive role and entrepreneurs."

— Lori (4 out of 5 stars)


  • “[A] bold, well-reasoned book…Vibrant case studies enliven this book, which will appeal to businesspeople and those simply trying to understand why the world of business is suddenly so different.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Narrator Christian Rummel gives the words a kind of bounce as he enthusiastically describes how to ‘tap into the global talent pools’ with a spring in his voice that belies nary a hint of skepticism. Rummel delivers this work with finesse.”

    — AudioFile
  • “Takes you inside the hearts, minds, and operations of the developing-country companies that you will soon be engaging with—as competitors, partners, or your new owners.”

    — Indra K. Nooyi, chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
  • “Carries an important message for any company that conducts, or wants to conduct, business in the worldwide market and succeed: You must face and overcome a series of challenges unlike any you have experienced before. Sirkin, Hemerling, and Bhattacharya tell us how it can be done.”

    — Jeff Henley, chairman, Oracle Corporation
  • “Tells remarkable stories of companies that have achieved amazing worldwide success by doing business in ways that bring together the best practices and strategies of the West and the East.”

    — Anand Mahindra, vice chairman and CEO, Mahindra and Mahindra
  • “Tells the stories of companies in China and other developing economies and how they have grown from local successes to become global champions. The authors have an excellent understanding of these companies and doing business in markets outside the Western world.”

    — Song Zhenghuan, chairman and CEO, Goodbaby Group

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    " I'm half way through the first CD and I'm already bored to tears. There's just nothing that hasn't already been said, and more importantly, said better, elsewhere amongst the books of its ilk. "

    — May, 9/7/2013

About the Authors

Hal Sirkin, Jim Hemerling, and Arindam Bhattacharya are partners of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Sirkin, based in Chicago, is a senior partner and leads BCG Global Operations practice. 

Stephen Graybill is an actor, producer, and award-winning voice-over artist. He was seen on television in The Girls Guide to Depravity, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order, and HBO’s The Wire. He has also acted on stage and done voice-overs for commercials, winning both a Gold Clio Award and a Silver Effie Award. He has also worked on over fifty audiobooks, including Jesus Swagger by Jarrid Wilson.

Jim Hemerling is a San Fransisco-based senior partner and until recently was managing director of BCG Greater China, based in Shanghai. 

Dr. Arindam Bhattacharya is Senior Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group’s New Delhi office and co-leader of the Bruce Henderson Institute, BCG’s thought leadership arm. He writes frequently on the subject in the business media, and has co-authored the book Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything, named by The Economist to its Best of the Year list.

About Christian Rummel

Christian Rummel has recorded many audiobooks in a variety of genres and won two AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he has worked with Theatre for a New Audience and Clubbed Thumb and also appeared in several episodes of Law & Order.