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The Secret Deals That Are Changing Our World

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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.

 

Product Details

Barcode
9781473646421
Department
Books
Released
5 Apr 2018
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Jacques Peretti
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Language
English
Number of Pages
416
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 129mm (320g)

Annotation

Jacques Peretti tells the story of the secret history of the deals that are changing our world.

Summary

'The book to read' GQ

'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.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Business/Economics
BISAC Subject 1
Business & Economics / General
BISAC Subject 2
Business & Economics / International / Economics
BISAC Subject 3
Biography & Autobiography / Business
BIC Classification 1
Economics
Dewey Classification
330
Readership
Tertiary Education (US: College)

Author Bio

After graduating from the London School of Economics, Jacques Peretti became an investigative journalist whose award-winning television series include The Men Who Made Us Fat, The Super Rich & Us, and Trillion Pound Island.