A call to arms for everyone who believes in America's future
If you trust what you hear in the news, America is in trouble. We've moved our manufacturing overseas. We've lost our competitive edge to China, Germany, Japan, and Brazil. We've entered our final days as an economic leader.
Don't believe it! This provocative book from a former deputy assistant secretary of commerce will explode the myths you've been fed by the media and reinforce your faith in American ingenuity. Author Ro Khanna takes you inside Washington's economic think tanks and onto the front lines of the most innovative companies in the nation. You'll discover:
How small and large businesses are spurring innovation and growthWhy the accepted wisdom about American manufacturing is wrongHow America can stay ahead of lower-cost factories in China and BrazilWhy manufacturing is so important to our national security and futureHow to keep the best jobs, companies, and opportunities here in America
Despite everything you've heard about the economy,one fact remains: America continues to be a world leader in manufacturing. Some of the world's best products are still being made here. The world's greatest innovations are still being developed by Apple, Google, and countless others.
This book will prove to you that smart companies are staying ahead of the curve--and you can, too. You'll learn how a fourth-generation business, the Globe Manufacturing Company, customized its firefighting suits to beat foreign competitors. You'll discover how Vitamix worked with clients like Starbucks to produce a superior coffee blender. And you'll hear behind-the-scenes stories from theAmerican steel industry, aerospace companies, the defense technology sector, and other world-class leaders. You'll also learn why companies like Solyndra fail--and what lessons we can take from them.
This is more than a book. It is a wake-up callthat will spark debate, shatter beliefs, and inspire action in every American who wants to succeed in the future. This is Entrepreneurial Nation.
Ro Khanna spent two years as deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he worked with the country's most influential business and labor leaders to rebuild the nation's manufacturing sector and increase American exports. He also served on the White House Business Council. Khanna is now a visiting lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stanford University and a technology attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.