Done - Jacques Peretti (Paperback)
The Secret Deals That Are Changing Our World
- R 168
What if the way we understand our world is wrong? What if it isn't politicians and events that shape our lives, but secret deals made by people you've never heard of?
This book tells the story of the secret deals that are changing the world, and revolutionizing everything we do, including money, the food we eat, what we buy, and the drugs we take to stay well. These deals never make the news: they are made high up in boardrooms, on golf courses, and in luxury cars: each sealed by world-changing handshakes. This is the story of those handshakes.
- 5 Apr 2018
- Supply Source
- South Africa
- Jacques Peretti
- Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Number of Pages
- 198 x 129 x 129mm (320g)
'A revelatory book' John Lewis-Stempel
While the laws that guide our lives are written by the politicians we elect, much of the world around us - from the food we eat to the products we buy to the medications we take - is shaped by private negotiations and business deals few of us know about.
For twenty years, Peretti has interviewed the people behind the decisions that have altered our world, from CEOs of multinational corporations to politicians, economists, and scientists. In The Deals that Made the World, Peretti draws on his vast knowledge to reveal a host of fascinating and startling connections, from how Wall Street's actions on food commodities helped spark the Arab Spring to the link between the AIDS epidemic in 1980s San Francisco and the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008. He proves a sure guide, combining both eye-opening on-the-ground reporting and a narrative flair that makes esoteric financial and business concepts clear and understandable.
Like Steven Levitt, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Brad Stone, Michael Lewis, and Malcolm Gladwell, Peretti takes the ordinary and turns it inside out to give us a compelling new perspective on our lives and our world.
- General Subject
- BISAC Subject 1
- Business & Economics / General
- BISAC Subject 2
- Business & Economics / International / Economics
- BISAC Subject 3
- Biography & Autobiography / Business
- BIC Classification 1
- Dewey Classification
- Tertiary Education (US: College)