Posts Tagged ‘power’

China is hot – is it facing a glorious future or a colossal collapse? This week on Your Financial Editor.

Friday, October 14th, 2011

This week, my guest, Gordon Chang, takes us on a vividly observed voyage behind the scenes of China’s so-called economic miracle, where it turns out that institutions are shaky, relationships corrupt, and success precarious.  Chinese society is seething with unrest, and the ruling party is split. Chang has lived and done business in China for years.  He is not afraid of making bold judgments.  When he warns that China’s two centuries of troubles are still not over, we had better take notice.

Join me this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from your pc by logging onto WFMD’s website and click the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Gordon G. Chang is the author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World, released by Random House in January 2006.  Showdown focuses on nuclear proliferation in general and the North Korean crisis in particular.  His first book is The Coming Collapse of China (Random House, August 2001). He is a columnist at and The Daily.
He lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for almost two decades, most recently in Shanghai, as Counsel to the American law firm Paul Weiss and earlier in Hong Kong as Partner in the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. 

His writings on China and North Korea have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the International Herald Tribune, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, National Review, and Barron’s.  

He has spoken at Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, Yale, and other universities and at The Brookings Institution, The Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, RAND, the American Enterprise Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, and other institutions.  He has given briefings at the National Intelligence Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department, and the Pentagon.  He has also spoken before industry and investor groups including Bloomberg, Sanford Bernstein, and Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia.  Chang has appeared before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.   
He has appeared on CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS, the BBC, and Bloomberg Television. He has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  

Outside the United States he has spoken in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, The Hague, London, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.

He has served two terms as a trustee of Cornell University.

Are we headed for global financial warfare? This week on Your Financial Editor.

Friday, March 25th, 2011

 If you are interested in the future of the global economy, America’s position in the world, or how and where to invest money today, join Chris and Mr. Eric Weiner, author of The Shadow Market, this week on Your Financial Editor.  Their conversation will be a highly informative and genuinely startling one about often secretive and ever-shifting movement of  money and geopolitical power!

Be sure to read Mr. Weiner’s story in yesterday’s LA Times about Libya and the issues raised by oil-rich state capitalist countries.

Join us this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from your pc by logging onto WFMD’s website and click the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Eric J. Weiner has covered business and economic issues for fifteen years as a writer and editor.  His critically acclaimed first book, What Goes Up: The Uncensored History of Modern Wall Street as told by the Bankers, Brokers, CEOs, and Scoundrels Who Made It Happen, was published in September 2005 by Little, Brown and Company, and was selected as one the year’s best books by Barron’s magazine and the of the year’s “most Enriching Reads” by Kiplinger’s.  He is a former columnist and reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and he has written for The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Village Voice, and countless other major publications.   He is also a contributor to the news and opinion website The Huffington Post.  He lives in Barrington, Massachusetts with his wife, Paige and their son, Jake.

Power – why do some people have it, and some people don’t? This week on Your Financial Editor!

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Power…some people dream about it , others achieve it on a grand scale and some gain it and then lose it in a big way.  Join Chris this week as he and his guest, Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, discuss how power is successfully built, managed and sustained within organizations.  Professor Pfeffer has written a book, Power, based on decades of insight, observation and research that will be an essential manual and new standard in the field of leadership and management.

Join us this this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from anywhere on your pc by logging onto and clicking the listen live button.

About the Author:

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, where he has taught since 1979.  He is the author or coauthor of thirteen books, and has also held visiting professorships at the Harvard Business School, London Business School, IESE Business School in Spain, and other institutions.

Shocking Fact:#1 export from China to U.S. is $46 Billion of computer equipment, #1 export from U.S. to China? $7.6 billion of waste paper & scrap metal. This week on Your Financial Editor

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Chris Murray, YFE

This week on YFE, Chris will talk with bestselling author, Clyde Prestowitz, whose book, The Betrayal of American Prosperity reveals theastonishing extent of the erosion of the fundamental pillars of American economic might.  They’ll be talking about the great challenge America faces in the future competing with China and other fast rising economies.  Our country can return to the extraordinary approach to growth that made us the economic superpower we are.  Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD or log onto and click the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Clyde Prestowitz is the founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute (ESI) where he has become one of the world’s leading authorities on globalization and competitiveness and an influential advisor to the U.S. and other governments.  He has also advised a number of global corporations such as Intel, FormFactor, and Fedex and serves on the Advisory Board of Indonesia’s Center for International and Strategic Studies.  Mr. Prestowitz regularly writes for leading publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fortune, and Foreign Affairs.  He is the author of the bestselling books, Trading Places, Asia after the Miracle, Rogue Nation, and Three Billion New Capitalists: the Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East.  He has a B.A. with honors from Swarthmore College; an M.A. in East-West Policies and Economics from the East-West Center of the University 0f Hawaii; and an M.B.A. form the Wharton Graduate School of Business.  He also studies at the Keio University in Tokyo.

Cynicism, corruption, hope and faith…It’s all in our nation’s capital.

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

I’m a pretty cynical person when it comes to the world of politics.  However, my recent lunch at the National Press Club showed me that some very positive influences can come from inside the walls of Washington.  At a members’ luncheon at the Press Club, Ms. Barbara Bush, Founder and Executive Director of Global Health Corps, shared how her experiences traveling to the continent of Africa with her parents, President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush impacted her life.  Ms. Bush knew at the age of 20, while still attending Yale University, that she wanted to improve the lives of those less fortunate around the world.  At the ripe old age of 28, Ms. Bush has excelled as the leader of Global Health Corps, in leadership, fundraising and recruitment.  This allowed her to utilize young talents, from all walks of life, to bring hope and faith to some who may otherwise have known it.

By the way, Mrs. Jenna Bush Hager was also with us, and even though she does not work with her sister, she is just as compassionate and caring.  Mrs. Hager focuses her energy on the improvement of education for American students.

So, I am happy to say that I was wrong.  I see that not all bad comes from the corruption of power inside the beltway.  The wonderful influence that George and Laura Bush had on their daughters, and the experiences that they provided, are, and will continue, to have a wonderful effect on the world.