The Deals That Made The World

Author: Jacques Peretti
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473646413
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'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.
The Deals that Made the World
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Jacques Peretti
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-27 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'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
The Deals That Made the World
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Jacques Peretti
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-27 - Publisher: HarperCollins

Filled with startling observations and thought-provoking findings, an award-winning BBC investigative reporter’s compelling and informative look at twelve business deals that have transformed the modern world. 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
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Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Jacques Peretti
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-11 - Publisher:

'A revelatory book' John Lewis-Stempel 'The book to read' GQ 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
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Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Jacques Peretti
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-20 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Robert Hassan
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-10 - Publisher: University of Westminster Press

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