It is time to check out The New Grand Strategy

Without a doubt, my vote for the Best Book on Data and the Economy I’ve read  goes to The New Grand Strategy by Mark Mykleby, Patrick Doherty, and Joel Makower. I know that Saul Klein and Terri Murphy join me in that vote.

Here’s what the authors say about their book in this Prologue:– it tells an interesting story how this book took shape

This book is divided into 3 parts:

Part I provides the historical context—the role grand strategy has played in America’s history to drive economic growth in a way that supports our national and global interests, and how we can use it again in the twenty-first century.

Part II looks at the three pools of demand that represent a massive business opportunity, one that can provide the economic foundation America needs to be strong and resilient.

Part III looks at what it will take to bring this scenario to life: the players, institutions, and financing mechanisms we’ll need to deploy, and the role that Washington could—but need not—play.

This is no idealistic pipe dream or wonky policy prescription. The story that unfolds weaves together hardnosed economic analysis, a clear-eyed study of demographic and societal shifts, the implications of climate change and resource scarcity, a risk assessment of America’s challenges and opportunities, and on-the-ground reporting of solutions that are already being implemented across the nation. By rediscovering the power and discipline of grand strategy—and taking responsibility for our future—we can reimagine the American dream and once again take on what Thomas Paine called “the cause of all mankind.”

In many respects, the collaboration and ideas contained in this book represent the best of the America we intend to illuminate: a nation rooted in a deep and rich history, unbound in its vision, capable of turning seemingly insurmountable challenges into vast new opportunities, always seeking to be an example to the world.

Mark Mykleby

In future issues of The Data Advocate (TDA), we will be addressing many of the key issues raised in the book. Mark and Patrick are key Contributors to TDA and we anticipate they will share thoughts and trends with us.

               Patrick Doherty

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