By Sandra Navidi
Selected by means of Edmund Phelps in Bloomberg's survey of top Books of 2016.
$UPERHUBS is a unprecedented, behind-the-scenes examine how the world's strongest titans, the "superhubs" pull the levers of our international economic system. Combining insider's wisdom with ideas of community technology, Sandra Navidi bargains a startling new standpoint on how superhubs construct their robust networks and the way their judgements impression all our lives. $UPERHUBS unearths what occurs on the unique, invitation-only structures - the realm fiscal discussion board in Davos, the conferences of the overseas financial Fund, think-tank gatherings and specific galas. this can be the main shiny portrait up to now of the worldwide elite: the financial institution CEOs, fund managers, billionaire financiers and politicians who, via their interlocking relationships and collective impression are reworking our more and more fragile economy, financial system and society.
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The winding, snowy mountain road was a bumper-to-bumper convoy of limousines, their passengers obscured behind darkly tinted windows. As we reached higher altitudes, the snow deepened and powdered pine trees glistened in the sun. Almost three hours later, we arrived at the alpine resort. Any expectations that Davos might bear some resemblance to Thomas Mann’s description of a timber-chalet-dotted ski resort in his classic novel The Magic Mountain are doused as soon as the village’s dull, flat-roofed concrete buildings come into sight.
Disequilibrium: Superhubs Preventing the System from Correcting Itself “Executive Contagion”: Executives Becoming Super-Spreaders of Risk 216 Averting Collapse: Thinking Differently The Growth Premise: A Paradox? Culture: The Value of Our Values Recalibrating the System: Revolution or Evolution? The Law and Ethics Corporate Culture: Psychological Detachment and Willful Blindness Incentives A Sense of Purpose: Creating Value for Society An “Evolving Revolution” Acknowledgments About the Author Notes Index Foreword by Nouriel Roubini Professor of Economics and International Business, Stern School of Business; Cofounder, Chairman, and Chief Economist of Roubini Global Economics IHAVE KNOWN SANDRA NAVIDI FOR SEVERAL YEARS, and have had the pleasure of working with her in my capacity as Chairman of Roubini Global Economics, a global macroeconomic research firm.
First, the book identifies and characterizes the most powerful people in global finance, economics, and economic and financial policy; it then exposes their interlocking relationships and their individual as well as collective influence on the system—for better or for worse. Moreover, $uperHubs explores the links that connect them: money, information, and opportunities. It also offers insight into how mere mortals become “masters of the universe,” how they connect and transact within their own homogeneous circles, and why women struggle to seize a foothold in the executive ranks of the financial and business world.