The Fat Tail
The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investing
Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat
Reviews and Awards
"In an uncertain age in which everyone from individual investors and CEOs to journalists and heads of state seems at times to be grasping in the dark for insights to where we are heading, Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat have given us a unique roadmap, a forecasting toolkit that shines a light on our possible futures." - Advance Praise from Robert Kagan, author of 'The Return of History and the End of Dreams'
"Wary of political risk and what it can do for you? Read this book which provides, replete with significant examples, how this growing art, with touches of science, can help you understand markets, investment climate, and the many changing economic circumstances impacted by critical political and security events around the world. Bremmer and Keat, both masters of this medium with many years experience, tell us how to understand political events and to gauge their impact on the critical business and economic decisions that many of us must make daily." - Advance Praise from Thomas R Pickering, former US Ambassador to the United Nations
"Bremmer and Keat are right: economics produces cycles and even crises, but it is politics that has the power to turn crises into profound and lasting dramas. Their book should be essential reading for anyone involved in international business even-perhaps especially-in places that seem politically stable." - Advance Praise from Bill Emmott, editor-in-chief of 'The Economist' 1996-2003 and author of 'Rivals'
"Political risk has become increasingly complex, and 'The Fat Tail' provides a truly new way to quantitatively assess it in established and emerging markets. It is essential reading for any CEO with multi-national interests. Advance Praise from Randall Stephenson, Chairman, CEO and President, AT&T Inc."