Thank you! China is in the midst of an astonishing economic boom that is fantastically anarchic, despite the heavy-handed political controls of the Communist Party. Those who are young, smart and ambitious, writes the author, can seize unprecedented opportunities for wealth and success.
Fallows profiles visionary billionaire technology whiz kids who have created entire cities to house their production facilities. At the local Sheraton, Fallows details the delicate dance between Western company representatives who want to set up production in China and expatriate middlemen who locate the factories they need. Finally, amidst the cacophony of Chinese productivity, Fallows pauses to consider what it all means to the United States.
China is simply too busy to be a political or military threat, he concludes. It is our responsibility to learn how to compete successfully in the new economic order it exemplifies. Neither alarmist nor apologist, one of the clearest and most enjoyable accounts of China currently available.
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Fallows has received numerous honorary degrees, including from the University of Utah , the University of Maryland , the University of Redlands , Northwestern University , and in Ursinus College. Fallows has had a long interest in technology, both writing about and helping to develop it. He's taken a special interest in personal information management software, going back to Lotus Agenda which he glowingly reviewed for The Atlantic in "Of all the computer programs I have tried, Agenda is far and away the most interesting, and is one of the two or three most valuable".
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In , he spent six months at Microsoft designing software for writers. More recently, he has written about the design of the Open Source Applications Foundation 's information manager, code-named Chandler. He was the on-stage host for the IDG Corporation's "Agenda" conference no relation to Agenda software in the early years of the s decade and of Google 's " Zeitgeist " conference starting in Fallows, a former speechwriter for Democratic President Jimmy Carter , has identified himself as a Democrat  and has been described by Politico and The Hill , among other publications, as a liberal.
He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in In , Fallows gained notability over the results of the testing of his genetic makeup.
This drew attention from numerous scientists. Fallows is married to writer and researcher Deborah Fallows, with whom he has two sons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. James Fallows.
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