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In The Coming Jobs War, Clifton makes the bold assertion that job creation and successful entrepreneurship are the world's most pressing issues right now, outpacing runaway government spending, environmental degradation and even the threat of global terrorism. The book is grounded in findings from Gallup's World Poll, which reveals the implications of the jobs war on everything from economics to foreign policy to nothing less than America's moral authority in the world. And it offers a prescription for attacking the jobs issue head-on. Clifton argues that the solution to creating good jobs must be found in cities, not in the federal government. Promoting entrepreneurship and job creation must be the sole mission and purpose of cities' business leaders, government officials and philanthropists. Winning the jobs war will require all hands on deck, and failure is not an option, especially for the United States, which has been the global leader in promoting freedom and entrepreneurship. America's place in the world is at stake, and there are other countries poised to surpass a sputtering U.S. economy. While the statistics are dire, Clifton remains optimistic about America's ability to win the jobs war because America has been here before. "The Greatest Generation saved America by beating the Japanese and Germans at [World War II]. The Baby Boomers saved America a second time by beating the same foes, Japan and Germany, in an economic war that determined the leadership of the free world, again," he says.

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  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 147.32 x 218.44 x 27.94mm | 430.91g
  • Gallup Press
  • Omaha, United States
  • English
  • 1595620559
  • 9781595620552
  • 171,504

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WHAT EVERYONE IN THE WORLD WANTS IS A "GOOD" JOB In a provocative book for business and government leaders, Gallup Chairman Jim Clifton describes how this undeniable fact will affect all leadership decisions as countries wage war to produce the best jobs. Leaders of countries and cities, Clifton says, should focus on creating good jobs because as jobs go, so does the fate of nations. Jobs bring prosperity, peace, and human development but long-term unemployment ruins lives, cities, and countries. Creating good jobs is tough, and many leaders are doing many things wrong. They re undercutting entrepreneurs instead of cultivating them. They re running companies with depressed workforces. They re letting the next generation of job creators rot in bad schools. A global jobs war is coming, and there s no time to waste. Cities are crumbling for lack of good jobs. Nations are in revolt because their people can t get good jobs. The cities and countries that act first that focus everything they have on creating good jobs are the ones that will win. "

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About Jim Clifton

Jim Clifton is Chairman and CEO of Gallup. His most recent innovation, the Gallup World Poll, is designed to give the world's 7 billion citizens a voice in virtually all key global issues. Clifton has pledged to continue this effort to collect world opinion for 100 years in 150 countries. Under Clifton's leadership, Gallup has achieved a fifteen-fold increase in its billing volume and expanded Gallup from a predominantly U.S.-based company to a worldwide organization with 40 offices in 30 countries and regions. Clifton is also the creator of The Gallup Path, a metric-based economic model that establishes the linkages among human nature in the workplace, customer engagement and business outcomes. This model is used in performance management systems in more than 500 companies worldwide. Clifton serves on several boards and is Chairman of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He has received honorary degrees from Jackson State, Medgar Evers and Bellevue universities. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Susan.

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In "The Coming Jobs War," Gallup Chairman Jim Clifton boldly asserts that job creation and...

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