“If anyone knows emerging
markets, it’s Antoine van Agtmael. Having invented the term, he’s
now written the book! Immensely readable and thoroughly researched, it’s
packed with useful insights and brings to life the strategic innovators behind
the companies that are helping reshape the world.”
-- Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution and former Deputy Secretary of State
“Antoine van Agtmael’s remarkably readable The Emerging Markets Century upends conventional wisdom by establishing that emerging markets boast a surprising number of world class multinational corporations. Drawing on insights gathered throughout van Agtmael’s iconic investment career, his book contains valuable lessons for policy makers and investors alike. The Emerging Markets Century belongs in the library of every serious student of markets.”
-- David F. Swensen, Chief Investment Office, Yale University
"The man who hatched the concept of 'emerging markets' takes us to the next stage with these incisive, highly-informed portraits of the companies that are emerging from these countries to be major players in the international marketplace. Based upon in-depth analysis and hundreds of thousands of miles of trekking and on-location research, Antoine Van Agtmael demonstrates how and why these companies will have big impact on the world economy -- and why some will surely go from the local presence of yesterday to the global brands of tomorrow."
--Daniel Yergin, Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates; Author of The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power and Commanding Heights: the Battle for the World Economy
“ Free of the simplistic blather that often passes for advice in business books, The Emerging Markets Century is packed with superb analysis and truly actionable advice.”
-- Moises Naim, Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy Magazine
“No one knows more about emerging markets than Antoine van Agtmael, and I couldn’t agree more with his conclusions in The Emerging Markets Century.”
-- Barton Biggs, Traxis Partners, former Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asset Management
“The Emerging Markets Century is a great read for investors, business people, and all those with global interests. The book delivers significant insights into the necessary factors for business success in today's competitive world. Antoine van Agtmael’s passion for emerging markets comes through on every page.”
-- David Fisher, Capital Group
"Antoine Van Agtmael has written an extraordinary book based on his life as a pioneering investor in emerging markets. He breathes life into globalization by introducing us to the entrepreneurs and companies that have thrived in the fantastic rough and tumble of the marketplace of recent decades. Van Agtmael is the cosmopolitan author of a book for the young of age and young of heart who are ready to embrace the world's tomorrow."
-- Jessica Einhorn, Dean of SAIS, Johns Hopkins University.
“The Emerging Markets Century is a riveting discussion of the new competitive forces in the global economy. Antoine van Agtmael pulls no punches in describing a new class of corporation that will challenge Western multinationals all over the globe, nor in helping us to understand and deal with this new phenomenon. The book is pathbreaking in its insights, which could come only from extensive hands-on experience in countries such as China, India, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, coupled with a keen understanding of economics, finance and business strategy. This is essential reading for business executives, government officials, investors, consumers – just about anyone who cares about what the world will look like in the years ahead.”
-- Jeffrey E. Garten, Juan Trippe Professor of International Trade, Finance, and Business at the Yale School of Management, Former Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade, Former Managing Director, The Blackstone Group