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January 15, 2014

Zachary Karabell

"Trend and Repeat: What History and Economics can Teach us about the Future"

Underwritten by the Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation

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Zachary KarabellZachary Karabell is the co-author of Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World, written with Aron Cramer and published by Rodale in October 2010. He is also the author of Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends On It (Simon & Schuster 2009). He is President of River Twice Research ( and River Twice Capital, as well as Senior Advisor to Business for Social Responsibility. Until 2008, he was portfolio manager, chief marketing officer and the chief economist for New York-based investment firm Fred Alger Management.

Educated at Columbia, Oxford and Harvard, he writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including Time, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He is a regular commentator on CNBC and an occasional ensemble member of the Fast Money crew. He has also appeared on CNN, the History Channel, and BookTV.

His previous books include:
- The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election;
- A Visionary Nation: Four Centuries of American Dreams and What Lies Ahead;
- Parting the Desert: The Creation of the Suez Canal
- Peace Be Upon You: The Story of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Coexistence ( Knopf 2007);
- and a very short book about a very obscure US president, Chester Alan Arthur.

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Sustainable Excellence book

"Sustainable Excellence" makes the case for a different way of doing business—one that will define both business success and economic vitality in the 21st century.

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Zachary Karabell


Author, investor, CNBC/MSNBC talking head, consultant on various and sundry, with a passion for sustainability to boot

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