Zachary Karabell
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  • "Karabell excels at weaving in glitzy tales of the brave new China against the larger backdrop of the Middle Kingdom’s forceful but cautious economic liberalization and the often torturous, frequently saber-rattling politics of U.S.-China relations... A provocative argument."
    -Los Angeles Times

  • "Karabell is a talented historian and a gifted storyteller who brings to life this moment in the nation's political history."
    -Chicago Tribune

  • "Karabell's latest book manages, with great wisdom, to bring greater hope and peace upon us."
    -Montreal Gazette

Zachary Karabell

Designated a "Global Leader for Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum, Zachary Karabell is bringing a profound and refreshingly optimistic outlook to a world economy in crisis. As the President of River Twice Research, where he analyzes economic and political trends, Karabell challenges common assumptions ranging from global economics to the future of American innovation and growth to environmental sustainability. With a prolific, award winning writing career, extensive experience as a professor and an illustrious background on Wall Street, Karabell brings a unique perspective to the discussion of globalization, the domestic and world economy, the greening of business and the shape of things to come.

Considered the leading expert on the complicated relationship between China and the United States, Karabell's book Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on it, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2009.

In his latest book, Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World, Karabell uses his economic insight and experience working with Global 1000 companies to accurately and deeply explore the ways in which today's business landscape is changing in fundamental ways. By examining the stories of the companies who are transforming themselves by responding to these changes—Coca-Cola, BestBuy and Nike—to name a few, Sustainable Excellence makes the case for an alternative way of doing business—one that will define both business success and economic vitality in the 21st century.

The author of numerous books, including The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election, and Peace Be Upon You: The Story of Muslim, Christian and Jewish Coexistence (Random House, 2007), a book which examined the forgotten legacy of peace among the three faiths that the New York Times called "enlightened and enlightening."

Karabell is a regular contributor on CNBC and Fast Money, and is also a frequent commentator on MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Fox News and The History Channel. Karabell regularly writes for such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Newsweek.

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