The author of the international bestselling book China, Inc., How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World, has helped describe for the world the effects of China's momentous change on the lives and businesses of people everywhere. In addition to its success in America, the book, translated and published in 21 languages, is an international bestseller. In 2006, it will appear in Chinese editions in both The People’s Republic and Taiwan. Fishman’s has testified before Congressional committees and commissions and consults on China with a wide range of government officials, including some of the nation’s most influential office holders.
His essays and reports appear in many of the world's most prominent journals, including The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Esquire, USA Today, GQ, The Times of London, Money, Worth, INC, Business 2.0, German GEO and Chicago Magazine. His commentaries have been featured on Public Radio International's "This American Life and American Public Media’s Marketplace."
An accomplished public speaker who has addressed gatherings worldwide, Ted Fishman’s speeches reflect the intelligence and wit readers find in his writing. Most recently his talks have focused on the emergence of China and its impact of the lives of Americans as consumers, workers, managers and citizens. His presentations combine engaging story telling with a wide ranging knowledge about the world economy, putting into context the his audiences top concerns and exploring how they relate to big, global economic trends. His talks are lively and stimulating. Question and answer periods are inevitably engaging.
Fishman's writing is noted for taking seemingly vastly complex topics and making them understandable and meaningful for a general audience. Fishman is particularly interested in how big global economic trends bare on people's everyday experience. He has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, NBC’s Today Show, CNN, Fox, CNBC, NPR, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC and Sky News (UK). A former floor trader and member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he ran his own trading firm until 1992. He has lived and worked in Japan and Indonesia.
Fishman is a graduate of Princeton University.
“China, Inc. is the amazing story of how the slumbering Red giant woke up and, at warp speed, transformed itself into the greatest superpower of the very near future -- with the biggest, tallest, longest, and fastest of just about everything there is. Fishman will forever change your view not just of China's place in the world -- but of America's as well.”
If the 20th was the American century, then the 21st belongs to China. It’s that simple, Ted C. Fishman says, and anyone who doubts it should take his whirlwind tour of the world’s fastest-developing economy.
China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World is a must-read for American business people who operate in, buy from or compete with China… journalist Ted C. Fishman presents a first-rate read about how China came to be the economic power it is today.
THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK may be growing up too fast. Warnings about the downside of China’s galloping economic growth and its increasing impact on the global balance of power have begun bleeding through the happy talk about its vast market, its endless supply of lowest-wage workers, and the unbeatable bargains it delivers to U.S. consumers.