Title: The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It
Published: October 23, 2018
Price: $35.00 US / $45.00 CAN
Paper over Boards: 216 pages
"The economy is a complex, world-spanning, layer-upon-layer-upon-layer behemoth; one could argue that there’s almost nothing in our lives that isn’t in some way connected to the worlds of business and finance. And yet few of us truly understand it—even the world’s foremost economists can’t seem to agree on how it runs. The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It shows how the economy works in 99 brilliantly illustrated infographics that everyone can understand. From labor to business to finance to theory, and from the things you buy and the way you buy them to the way everything is made, infographic specialist Jan Schwochow and author Thomas Ramge bring to life every facet of the economic web that makes the world go. With its endlessly varied, information-rich visuals, this book invites us to see the economy differently—and to finally understand how it all fits together"
- Exploratory Books (publisher's webpage)
99 Ingenious Infographics That Put It All Together.
review by Chad Hagan
The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It: by Jan Schwochow and Thomas Ramge. Jan and Thomas - both leaders in their respect fields of infographic design and economic journalism - clabber together to bring us a joyful and informative book about the complexity of the global economy and all of its inner workings in a simple and easy to understand format complete with flow charts and infographics, business jargon and economic history.
Economists, economic analysts and researchers alike rarely have physical picture books devoted to their craft. This one is a massive set of infographics covering everything from the public private partnerships of VW and the town of Wolfsburg, Germany to the history of money including cryptography. Fun for adults and probably children, especially business minded children. The break down in data is exception and heavy, bouncing all over the global economy without missing much, even managing to cover substantial US domestic business. The book is rife with economic history lessons from the world's greatest economic minds, to comparisons of economic sectors.
Numerous infographics show deep-dive processes like measuring innovation, theories - which are hard to explain - and old line production like car manufacturing. The most valuable aspect of this book is not only the history of enterprise but the future of commerce and labor. The authors bring in AI and ESG - artificial intelligence and environmental, sustainability and governance practices - into easy to understand infographics about complex situations. AI is a buzz word but ESG is as important as far as the future of environmental, sustainability and governance education and best practice go. I don’t mean to sound silly but this book could really educate some minds...