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Global Game Change

Global Game Change
How the Global Southern Belt will Reshape Our World

First Edition
Critical Acclaim

February 2016 | 268 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

The global authority of the West is no longer unchallenged; the Western worldview is no longer accepted as universal. It is increasingly being questioned by emerging economies around the globe that are developing their own standards. If we look at the geographical positions of the emerging economies, it appears that they collectively form a belt around the southern part of the globe: “The Global Southern Belt.”

The Westerncentric world is fading into a multicentered world in which many countries and even more important, “a world of cities” will set the tone in global matters. The game changers will be the countries and cities of the Global Southern Belt, which will reshape our world in the decades to come.

Like John Naisbitt’s international bestselling book Megatrends in 1982, Global Game Change offers an indispensable roadmap of the transforming global landscape. It replaces the uncertainty of rapid change with a description of the future. 


A Thought about India
The Global Southern Belt: From Emerging Economies to Global Players
Africa–Asia–Latin America: New Economic Alliances and International Organization Alternatives
China: The Game Changer
Governance: Performing under Changing Conditions
Cities: The Global Game Makers

“[Naisbitt’s work] is triumphantly useful.” 

The Wall Street Journal

“Naisbitt’s bestseller Megatrends was published with astonishingly precise predictions. He did not go wrong with a single one.” 

Financial Times

“Though ... most famous for his predictive talents, Naisbitt reveals himself to be a good storyteller as well.” 


“This book proficiently expands on the transformation of emergency economies around the world…. This is a very insightful book, with thought provoking evidences. It is an excellent source to know what is going on in the ‘Southern Belt’ of the world. [The author] have meticulously redefined the macro picture.”

Business Today, December 4, 2016

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