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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (176 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David M. Smick Narrator: Jim Bond Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781423377146
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David Smick keeps a low profile, but experts consider him one of the most insightful financial market strategists in the world. For more than two decades, he has conferred with central bankers and advised top Wall Street executives and investors.

The World Is Curved picks up where Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat left off, taking listeners on an insider’s tour through the private offices of central bankers, finance ministers, even prime ministers. Smick reveals how today’s risky environment came to be—and why the mortgage mess is a symptom of potentially far more devastating trouble. He wrestles with the two questions on everyone’s mind: How bad could things really get in today’s volatile economy? And what can we do about it?

The World Is Curved is the rare work that speaks simultaneously to the Wall Street, Washington, and London elite, yet its apt storytelling shows Main Street listeners how to survive in these turbulent times.

The World Is Curved is…essential…for those who wish to understand the workings, politics, and distresses of the global financial system…insightful and entertaining…” —Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board; author of The Age of Turbulence

“David Smick’s probing insights in The World Is Curved stem from an extraordinary vantage point few observers can match.” —George Soros, Soros Fund Management

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 BAKU | 12/8/2013

    " Read 3 / 4th of this. Smick says we need an overall new economic ' big think ' and policy. I agree, yes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 10/5/2013

    " excellent overview of how economy got to where it is and the likelihood of much more intense upheavals in the future due to financial globalization "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn Henson | 12/19/2012

    " Basic premise is that the global economy is to big and unpredictable that governments can't influence it like they used to, and we may be in for trouble. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 8/19/2012

    " Absolute clarity into potential pitfalls we may face in our attempts to solve the current financial crisis. Picks up where the "The World is Flat" left off by digging deeper into the financial intricacies of globalization. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 5/1/2011

    " Good take on meltdown. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cavolonero | 10/21/2010

    " Read 3 / 4th of this. Smick says we need an overall new economic ' big think ' and policy. I agree, yes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Threez | 9/3/2009

    " Lebih ringan daripada Abad Prahara. Review lengkapnya kapan-kapan kalau kiyeng.

    *masih kagum sama para pakar pasar yang lebih lihai dan canggih daripada para regulator*

    Greed is Good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/9/2009

    " Absolute clarity into potential pitfalls we may face in our attempts to solve the current financial crisis. Picks up where the "The World is Flat" left off by digging deeper into the financial intricacies of globalization. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 1/7/2009

    " excellent overview of how economy got to where it is and the likelihood of much more intense upheavals in the future due to financial globalization "

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About the Author

David M. Smick is a financial market consultant and a non-fiction author. He is the Chairman and CEO of Johnson Smick International, an advisory firm in Washington, DC where he is in partnership with Manuel H. Johnson. He is the publisher and the founding editor of the quarterly magazine International Economy. He is also published widely, including in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

About the Narrator

Jim Bond is a writer and audiobook narrator who has voiced nearly two hundred titles including Blood Is the Sky, Escape the Rat Race, A Thousand Country Roads, and many of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books.