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Jared Diamond

Upheaval

by Jared Diamond

Upheaval

Jared Diamond

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Upheaval enlightens you by telling the stories of seven countries that fell into crises, including how they got there and what they did to get out, identifying the common threads between them all.

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Upheaval

by Jared Diamond

Upheaval

Jared Diamond

Overview

If you've ever been through a tricky situation, you know that getting out takes a lot of discipline. The solution usually comes through what's known as selective change. That's when you identify the problem and figure out what needs to change and what doesn't.

Running a country through times of crisis requires a similar approach. Whether we examine the crises of Chile and Indonesia in the 1970s, or Germany and Australia following WWII, we see similar problems with the solutions found through selective change.

In Jared Diamond's Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis, we take a fascinating look at seven countries facing crises. It will surprise you to see how similar problems arise in different countries that seem so different from one another. And you'll be enlightened to discover how each of them solved these issues.

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