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According to business adviser and bestselling author Ram Charan, a “global tilt” is a shifting of corporate and economic power away from the countries of the Global North (generally defined as including North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan) and toward the rapidly developing markets and economies of the Global South (traditionally, Brazil, China, India, the Middle East, and parts of Africa). In Global Tilt, Charan persuasively argues that just such a shift is indeed underway, and it constitutes the greatest transformation ever faced by modern corporate culture. He delineates how this development is the result of a number of factors, including the volatility currently wracking the global financial system, rapid advances in digitization, the rise of state capitalism, and the growth of a new global middle class that is both youthful and urban. These economic and social evolutions are encouraging the emergence of new and innovative industries and economies, while presenting challenges to established modes of business. Global Tilt explains how business leaders can abandon old assumptions, cultivate new vantage points, rethink their trusted economic and business principles, and adapt to the speed of innovation and the unprecedented needs of the new global economy. Charan’s penetrating analysis of shifting global economic trends is the foundation of this essential guide to strategizing and succeeding in the new corporate landscape.
“A timely and insightful call to establishment leaders to rethink the world business equation. Charan encourages leaders of the North to strategize and operate with a different and more realistic mind set if they are to counter the thrust of exuberant, ever more affluent and confident leaders of the South. A must read for those seeing a more growth orientated future.” –Larry Bossidy, former Chairman and CEO of Honeywell
"Ram is a gifted visionary who is above all a pragmatist. He knows that the pathway from the possible to reality is not linear, but one of applied imagination and strategic leaps. In Global Tilt, Ram teaches us that unlearning is essential to new learning, with many examples that will both inspire and educate even the most seasoned business leader." - Inge Thulin, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, 3M Company
“Global Tilt is more than just a crisp and insightful look at the North to South power-shift taking place in the world today. It’s a brilliantly crafted managerial and strategy blueprint for leaders of businesses and organizations that are trying to make sense of this dynamic new landscape. This is Ram and his sharp strategic acumen at his very best. No CEO’s library should be without it.” —Muhtar Kent, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company
Cuts to the core, right from page 1. The first chapter sets the agenda and you are immersed. In his inimitable way, Prof. Ram Charan then proceeds to give us the solutions. An enormously educative must-read for every business leader." —K.V. Kamath, Chairman, Infosys Limited
"Ram Charan has this rare ability to distill meaningful from meaningless and transfer it to others in a quite effective way without destroying confidences." —Jack Welch
"He probably knows more about America than anybody." —Richard Harrington, CEO Thomson Corporation
"He is constantly providing depth to issues, not just answers." —Ivan Seidenberg, former chairman and CEO, Verizon Communications
"He's helped me in business, in government and in the nonprofit." —Gaston Caperton, former governor of West Virginia, president and CEO of The College Board
"Ram is a catalyst in the real sense of that word. Her facilitates things happening ... and is an immense source of energy." —John Reed, former CEO of Citibank