Starting Over is a very interesting book. It briefly covers the last ten years of events, some of the most memorable would be 9/11, WorldCom accounting fraud, Power failure that blacks out millions in U.S. & Canada, Tsunami in Southeast Asia & Africa, Earthquake in Kashmir, Saddam Hussein’s execution, shooting at Virginia Tech, Governor Blagojevich charged in the plot to sell Obama’s vacant Senate seat, and Madof pleads guilty to fraud.
This was a very quick read and is something to keep around for your children!
About Starting Over
Bookended by 9/11 at the beginning and an epic financial meltdown at the end, the first decade of this century will surely go down as one of the most difficult in American history. We were plagued by a series of catastrophes and major missteps, from the convoluted presidential election in 2000, to the invasion of Iraq, to the devastation of Katrina as well as all manner of financial shenanigans such as Enron, the tragedy of GM and Bernie Madoff.
It wasn’t just coincidence that this carnage all occurred over the past ten years though. Rather much of it was brought about by years of neglect and deferral of responsibility. In this book, Fortune Magazine Editor Andy Serwer explains how we fell into this national hole and more importantly, how we can and will pull ourselves out of it as we head into what could well be another most promising decade for America. Critical to this rebound is a learning of the lessons of the recent past such as accepting responsibility, punishing financial alchemy and excess, and refocusing on our core strengths like innovation and a political system which is a beacon to the rest of the world. Now is the time for Starting Over.
- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Publisher: Time (January 26, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1603201602
- ISBN-13: 978-1603201605
You can purchase your copy of Starting Over today from Amazon.
About Andy Serwer
Andy Serwer is the managing editor of Fortune, a global leader in business journalism, known for its unrivalled access to industry leaders and has a worldwide circulation of over one million.
In addition to covering Wall Street, investing, information technology, and entertainment for the magazine, Serwer’s work has ranged from his provocative column in every issue to major cover stories on everything from the young Michael Dell to Michael Price (“The Toughest S.O.B. on Wall Street”) to the first look inside the financial and philanthropic workings of America’s richest family, the Waltons.
Disclosure: I would like to thank Imran at Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc. for providing a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All opinion are that of my own.