The 10 Rules of Successful Nations With Ruchir SharmaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Breakfast available from 8:00 a.m.
Discussion begins at 8:30 a.m.
Get the insights you need on key trends in Asia at this series of monthly breakfast briefings featuring business and policy insiders and thought leaders. Conversations moderated by Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski.
Asia Society welcomes back Morgan Stanley’s Ruchir Sharma for the launch of his latest book, The 10 Rules of Successful Nations, on the political, economic, and social habits of successful nations adapted from his New York Times bestseller The Rise and Fall of Nations. Updated with new data, the book aims to reimagine economics as a practical art, providing readers with a quick guide to forces that shape a nation’s future, and challenge conventional thinking on what matters — and what doesn’t — for a strong economy.
Why do successful nations embrace robots and immigrants, prefer democratic leaders to autocrats, elect charismatic reformers over technocrats, and pay no mind to the debate about big versus small government? Why do rising stock prices matter as much or more than food prices, which measure of debt is the best predictor of economic crises, and why no one number can accurately capture the value of a currency? How does a close reading of the Forbes billionaire lists offer the clearest real-time warning of populist revolts against the wealthy?
Ruchir Sharma is Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. He is author of the international bestseller Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, and New York Times bestseller The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World. He is one of the world’s largest investors, and was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers (2012) and one of Bloomberg Market’s 50 Most Influential thinkers (2015).
Tom Nagorski (moderator) is Executive Vice President of Asia Society. He joined the Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism — having served most recently as Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News. He serves on Princeton University’s Advisory Council for the Department of East Asian Studies, and the Advisory Board of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
This program is made possible through the generous support of the Nicholas and Sheila Platt Endowment for Public Policy.
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