The Next American Economy
Blueprint for a Real Recovery
By William J. Holstein
(Walker & Company, Hardcover, 9780802777508, 256pp.)
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
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At a time when debate is raging about how to create jobs and revive the American economy, veteran business writer William J. Holstein argues that the best way for us to recover our economic footing is to do what Americans do best-innovate and create new industries. Contrary to the perception that the American economy has run out of inspiration and new ideas, Holstein uses compelling case studies to celebrate the innovation and business success being experienced in many industries, from technology and energy to retraining and exporting, across the country, from Boston to Orlando, Pittsburgh to San Diego.
In the face of economic powerhouses such as Japan and China that are pursuing conscious national strategies, Holstein argues that Americans must find new avenues of cooperation among universities, business, and government to create the kind of sustainable growth we need. Replete with fresh insights into how Americans can create a real economic recovery, The Next American Economy is essential reading for business leaders, politicians, strategists, and anyone who cares about our future.
William J. Holstein has written for Business Week, the New York Times, and Fortune, among other publications, and is the author of Why GM Matters, Manage the Media, and The Japanese Power Game.
"If wishful thinking were dollars, this book would be a gold mine. As it is, Holstein provides an optimistic but not necessarily candy-colored view of a resurgent American economy."—Kirkus Reviews"The heart of The Next American Economy is nine impressively thorough case studies of ‘clusters’ of successful US businesses…Holstein expended a lot of shoe leather in his researches, from Massachusetts to California, and he does an excellent job of describing what he sees and letting his subjects speak for themselves."—Ed Crooks, Financial Times