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The prosperity paradox by Clayton M. Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, and Karen Dillon

Overview: Clayton M. Christensen, the author of such business classics as The Innovator’s Dilemma and the New York Times bestseller How Will You Measure Your Life, and co-authors Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon reveal why so many investments in economic development fail to generate sustainable prosperity, and offers a groundbreaking solution for true and lasting change. …
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The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018

The World Bank has just has released the third volume on wealth accounting: “The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future”. National income is underpinned by a country’s wealth–measured comprehensively to include all assets, produced capital, human capital, natural capital and net financial assets–and sustained economic growth over the long term requires investment …
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Tools of titans: the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers by Tim Ferriss.

Overview: From the author: “For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, …
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100 Richest People in Spain

Forbes has just published its first ever ranking of the 100 richest people in Spain. Amancio Ortega, owner of fashion retailer Inditex, is on top of the list with a net worth of €71,000 milion, followed by Juan Roig, the owner of Mercadona, and Sandra Ortega. According to Forbes, the 100 richest people in Spain aggregate …
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2015 Legatum Prosperity Index

Singapore is the world’s most prosperous country in financial terms and in terms of the quality of its democratic and bureaucratic institutions, according to the Legatum Prosperity Index. Singapore is followed by Switzerland and Denmark in second and third place, respectively while Spain was ranked 24th. The annual Prosperity Index ranks 142 states and territories and bills itself as the …
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The year’s winner of the “The FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2014” is Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

Overview: What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. …
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2014 Legatum Prosperity Index

The Legatum Institute think tank has just published the “2014 Legatum Prosperity Index” a unique global assessment of national prosperity based on both wealth and wellbeing. The index ranks countries based on their performance in eight sub-indices: Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Personal Freedom, Health, Safety & Security and Social Capital. According to the …
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Working for the Few

Oxfam has just published the report “Working for the Few: Political capture and economic inequality.” According to the study almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population, and seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years. The …
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100 Richest People in Spain

Forbes has just published its first ever ranking of the 100 richest people in Spain. Amancio Ortega, owner of fashion retailer Inditex, is on top of the list with a net worth of €47,600 milion, followed by Juan Roig, the owner of Mercadona, and Sandra Ortega.  According to Forbes, the 100 richest people in Spain aggregate …
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Global Wealth 2012: The Year in Review

The Credit Suisse has just launched the report, “Global Wealth 2012: The Year in Review. The report this year features a detailed review of household debt, covering G7 countries since the 1980s and all global countries since the year 2000. The analysis reveals many interesting findings that appear to have gone unnoticed. The study also …
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