Looks at the events that shaped Asia's economic ascent. This title reveals how outsourcing to Asia began, how Asia's most successful companies became global corporations, as well as the technological changes and global economic shifts that made Asia's boom possible. It focuses on the human side to this economic story.
The Epic Story of Asia's Quest for Wealth.
Michael Schuman has been a business journalist in Asia for more than ten years. He is currently the Asia business correspondent for Time and covers economic issues for the entire continent. He also spent more than six years as a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in South Korea, Singapore, and Indonesia. He won an Overseas Press Club Award with other Wall Street Journal reporters for the newspaper's coverage of the 1997 Asian economic crisis. Prior to his experience in Asia, Mr. Schuman was a staff writer at Forbes. He lives in Hong Kong.
"Well told tale of the most extraordinary economic saga of the past century. Read this and you will quickly grasp that the current slowdown in Asia, at worst, will be very temporary." -- Steve Forbes "The Miracle tells an amazing story, and it's all true. Michael Schuman has done some world-class reporting in putting together this truly timely account. Everyone has a stake in Asia's economy, and we need to appreciate and understand that, especially at this time of global economic uncertainty." -- Wolf Blitzer "Schuman writes in the same vein of anecdotal pop-economic analysis as Thomas Friedman, with less grandiosity and more nuance; the result is a thoughtful, reader-friendly look at the crucial economic developments of our age." -- Publishers Weekly "If you are interested in how Asia became an economic tiger, read The Miracle... Schuman is not just a skilled reporter - he is also a gifted journalistic storyteller." -- New York Times "A rollicking good yarn." -- Far Eastern Economic Review "Should be read by anyone who imagines that there is an easy answer to the debate between laissez-faire and interventionist economics." -- The Wall Street Journal "For readers unfamiliar with the story of Asia's rise, Schuman provides an engaging and readable account of some of Asia's key policy makers, national leaders and business tycoons. It is economics as biography, character as developmental destiny." -- Washington Post
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