Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire by Rebecca Henderson audiobook

Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

By Rebecca Henderson
Read by Lucinda Clare

PublicAffairs, Public Affairs 9781541730151

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549131929

  • ISBN: 9781549131905

Runtime: 10.68 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A renowned Harvard professor debunks prevailing orthodoxy with a new intellectual foundation and a practical pathway forward for a system that has lost its moral and ethical foundation.

Free market capitalism is one of humanity's greatest inventions and the greatest source of prosperity the world has ever seen. But this success has been costly. Capitalism is on the verge of destroying the planet and destabilizing society as wealth rushes to the top. The time for action is running short.

Rebecca Henderson's rigorous research in economics, psychology, and organizational behavior, as well as her many years of work with companies around the world, gives us a path forward. She debunks the worldview that the only purpose of business is to make money and maximize shareholder value. She shows that we have failed to reimagine capitalism so that it is not only an engine of prosperity but also a system that is in harmony with environmental realities, striving for social justice and the demands of truly democratic institutions.

Henderson's deep understanding of how change takes place, combined with fascinating in-depth stories of companies that have made the first steps towards reimagining capitalism, provides inspiring insight into what capitalism can be. With rich discussions of how the worlds of finance, governance, and leadership must also evolve, Henderson provides the pragmatic foundation for navigating a world faced with unprecedented challenge, but also with extraordinary opportunity for those who can get it right.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rebecca Henderson rightfully argues for a refoundation of business and capitalism and offers thought-provoking ideas on what needs to be done to address some of the world’s greatest challenges.” Hubert Joly, former chairman and CEO, Best Buy
“This powerful and readable book is a clarion call for reimagining and remaking capitalism…Henderson argues that the market system can be reformed and this can be done without unduly harming corporations. We can have a more moral and more innovative capitalism. There is hope!” Daron Acemoglu, New York Times bestselling author
“A well-constructed critique of an economic system that, by the author’s account, is a driver of the world’s destruction…A readable, persuasive argument that our ways of doing business will have to change if we are to prosper—or even survive.” Kirkus Reviews
“This accessible and richly detailed call to action offers a clear vision for policy makers and business executives who agree with Henderson that the private sector has an obligation to tackle the world’s biggest problems.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Rebecca Henderson

Author Bio: Rebecca Henderson

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 10.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English