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Wooldridge, Adrian

Overview
Works: 83 works in 360 publications in 4 languages and 10,214 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adrian Wooldridge
The company : a short history of a revolutionary idea by John Micklethwait( Book )

39 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economist editors John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge reveal the company to be one of history's great catalysts, for good and for ill, a mighty engine for sucking in, recombining, and pumping out money, goods, people, and culture to every corner of the globe. What other earthly invention has the power to grow to any size, and to live to any age? What else could have given us both the stock market and the British Empire? The company man, the company town, and company time? Disneyfication and McDonald'sization, to say nothing of Coca-colonialism? Through its many mutations, the company has always incited controversy, and governments have always fought to rein it in. Today, though Marx may spin in his grave and anarchists riot in the streets, the company exercises an unparalleled influence on the globe, and understanding what this creature is and where it comes from has never been a more pressing matter
A future perfect : the challenge and hidden promise of globalization by John Micklethwait( Book )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Future Perfect is the first comprehensive examination of the most important revolution of our time'globalization'and how it will continue to change our lives. Do businesses benefit from going global' Are we creating winner-take-all societies' Will globalization seal the triumph of junk culture' What will happen to individual careers' Gathering evidence worldwide, from the shantytowns of SAo Paolo to the boardrooms of General Electric, from the troubled Russia-Estonia border to the booming San Fernando Valley sex industry, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge deliver an illuminating tour of the global economy and a fascinating assessment of its potential impact. From the Trade Paperback edition
The right nation : conservative power in America by John Micklethwait( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two renowned British America-watchers anatomize the conservative movement and explain how it has stamped its program so deeply into American life. This book is for anyone who wants to understand one of the most important forces shaping American life. How did America's government become so much more conservative in just a generation? Welfare is gone; the death penalty is deeply rooted; abortion is under siege; regulations are being rolled back; the pillars of New Deal liberalism are turning to sand. Conservative positions have not prevailed everywhere, of course, but this book shows us why they've been so successfully advanced over such a broad front: because the battle has been waged by well-organized, shrewd, and committed troops who to some extent have been lucky in their enemies. The authors come neither to bury the American conservative movement nor to praise it blindly but to understand it, in all its dimensions.--From publisher description
The witch doctors : making sense of the management gurus by John Micklethwait( Book )

37 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Management gurus - high-powered consulting firms, business school professors, motivational speakers who never graduated from high school - are latterday witch doctors, each promising the cure for what ails corporate America. These men and women are the sales reps for an industry that exists exclusively to peddle freshly laid management advice to petrified executives
God is back : how the global revival of faith is changing the world by John Micklethwait( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the street and in the corridors of power, religion is surging worldwide. From Russia to Turkey to India, nations that swore off faith in the last century--or even tried to stamp it out--are now run by avowedly religious leaders. This book examines this new world, from exorcisms in São Paulo to religious skirmishing in Nigeria, to televangelism in California and house churches in China. Since the Enlightenment, intellectuals have assumed that modernization would kill religion--and that religious America is an oddity. As these authors argue, religion and modernity can thrive together, and America is becoming the norm. The failure of communism and the rise of globalism helped spark the global revival, but, above all, 21st century religion is being fueled by a very American emphasis on competition and a customer-driven approach to salvation, and its destabilizing effects can already be seen far from Iraq or the World Trade Center.--From publisher description
Masters of management : how the business gurus and their ideas have changed the world--for better and for worse by Adrian Wooldridge( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A complete update of the 1996 bestselling THE WITCH DOCTORS, a penetrating and engaging history of management theory that sorts the wisdom from the dross, and the wise men from the charlatans"--
The fourth revolution : the global race to reinvent the state by John Micklethwait( Book )

29 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state. Dysfunctional government: It's become a cliche. And most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change. As John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge show us, that is a seriously limited view of things. In fact, there have been three great revolutions in government in the history of the modern world. The West has led these revolutions, but now we are in the midst of a fourth revolution, and it is Western government that is in danger of being left behind. Now, things really are different. The West's debt load is unsustainable. The developing world has harvested the low-hanging fruits. Industrialization has transformed all the peasant economies it had left to transform, and the toxic side effects of rapid developing world growth are adding to the bill. From Washington to Detroit, from Brasilia to New Delhi, there is a dual crisis of political legitimacy and political effectiveness. The Fourth Revolution crystallizes the scope of the crisis and points forward to our future. The authors enjoy extraordinary access to influential figures and forces the world over, and the book is a global tour of the innovators in how power is to be wielded. The age of big government is over; the age of smart government has begun. Many of the ideas the authors discuss seem outlandish now, but the center of gravity is moving quickly. This tour drives home a powerful argument: that countries' success depends overwhelmingly on their ability to reinvent the state. And that much of the West--and particularly the United States--is failing badly in its task. China is making rapid progress with government reform at the same time as America is falling badly behind. Washington is gridlocked, and America is in danger of squandering its huge advantages from its powerful economy because of failing government. And flailing democracies like India look enviously at China's state-of-the-art airports and expanding universities. The race to get government right is not just a race of efficiency. It is a race to see which political values will triumph in the twenty-first century--the liberal values of democracy and liberty or the authoritarian values of command and control. The stakes could not be higher"--
The great disruption : how business is coping with turbulent times by Adrian Wooldridge( )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawn from [the author's] popular Schumpeter column for 'The Economist, ' [this work] weighs up the essential thinking on innovation, reveals the forces that are transforming the business landscape today, and examines how individuals, companies and governments are surviving disruption to explain what our future holds"--Page 4 of cover
Measuring the mind : education and psychology in England, c. 1860-c. 1990 by Adrian Wooldridge( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central claim of Measuring the Mind is that, contrary to popular opinion, the psychologists who dominated educational policy-making between the wars were educational progressives and political radicals. They argued that education should reflect the requirements of children rather than the convenience of adults, and regarded intelligence testing as an instrument of child-centred education. These psychologists owed their political inspiration to the meritocratic ideal and lost popularity with the waning of this ideal after the war. Four main themes dominate the discussion: the emergence of educational psychology as a distinct discipline; the recent history of ideas about children's mental development; the role of experts in formulating educational policy; and the rise and fall of the measurement of merit
The right nation : why America is different by John Micklethwait( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and German and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a portrait of America that few outsiders understand - the America that votes for George Bush, that supports the death penalty and gun rights, that believes in minimal government and long prison sentences, that pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol. The authors drive to the question: why does America seem so different?
God is back : how the global rise of faith will change the world by John Micklethwait( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the street and in the corridors of power, religion is surging worldwide. From Russia to Turkey to India, nations that swore off faith in the last century--or even tried to stamp it out--are now run by avowedly religious leaders. This book examines this new world, from exorcisms in São Paulo to religious skirmishing in Nigeria, to televangelism in California and house churches in China. Since the Enlightenment, intellectuals have assumed that modernization would kill religion--and that religious America is an oddity. As these authors argue, religion and modernity can thrive together, and America is becoming the norm. The failure of communism and the rise of globalism helped spark the global revival, but, above all, 21st century religion is being fueled by a very American emphasis on competition and a customer-driven approach to salvation, and its destabilizing effects can already be seen far from Iraq or the World Trade Center.--From publisher description
The company by John Micklethwait( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Company, the largely unknown history of the joint-stock company is presented by the editors of The Economist
God is back : how the global rise of faith is changing the world by John Micklethwait( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the street and in the corridors of power, religion is surging worldwide. From Russia to Turkey to India, nations that swore off faith in the last century-or even tried to stamp it out-are now run by avowedly religious leaders. Since the Enlightenment, intellectuals have assumed that modernisation would kill religion - and that religious America is an oddity. Many things helped spark the global revival of religion, including the failure of communism and the rise of globalism. But, above all, twenty-first century religion is being fueled by a very American emphasis on competition and a customer-driven approach to salvation. These qualities have characterized this country's faith ever since the Founders separated church and state, creating a religious free market defined by entrepreneurship, choice, and personal revelation. Religion plays a role in civil wars from Sri Lanka to Sudan. Along the tenth parallel, from West Africa to the Philippines, religious fervour and political unrest are reinforcing each other."--Publisher description
Gong si de li shi by John Micklethwait( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth revolution : the global race to reinvent the state by John Micklethwait( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state
Capitalism in America : a history by Alan Greenspan( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the legendary former Fed Chairman and the acclaimed Economist writer and historian, the full, epic story of America's evolution from a small patchwork of threadbare colonies to the most powerful engine of wealth and innovation the world has ever seen. From even the start of his fabled career, Alan Greenspan was duly famous for his deep understanding of even the most arcane corners of the American economy, and his restless curiosity to know even more. To the extent possible, he has made a science of understanding how the US economy works almost as a living organism--how it grows and changes, surges and stalls. He has made a particular study of the question of productivity growth, at the heart of which is the riddle of innovation. Where does innovation come from, and how does it spread through a society? And why do some eras see the fruits of innovation spread more democratically, and others, including our own, see the opposite? In Capitalism in America, Greenspan distills a lifetime of grappling with these questions into a thrilling and profound master reckoning with the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In partnership with the celebrated Economist journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge, he unfolds a tale involving vast landscapes, titanic figures, triumphant breakthroughs, enlightenment ideals as well as terrible moral failings. Every crucial debate is here--from the role of slavery in the antebellum Southern economy to the real impact of FDR's New Deal to America's violent mood swings in its openness to global trade and its impact. But to read Capitalism in America is above all to be stirred deeply by the extraordinary productive energies unleashed by millions of ordinary Americans that have driven this country to unprecedented heights of power and prosperity. At heart, the authors argue, America's genius has been its unique tolerance for the effects of creative destruction, the ceaseless churn of the old giving way to the new, driven by new people and new ideas. Often messy and painful, creative destruction has also lifted almost all Americans to standards of living unimaginable to even the wealthiest citizens of the world a few generations past. A sense of justice and human decency demands that those who bear the brunt of the pain of change be protected, but America has always accepted more pain for more gain, and its vaunted rise cannot otherwise be understood, or its challenges faced, without recognizing this legacy. For now, in our time, productivity growth has stalled again, stirring up the populist furies. There's no better moment to apply the lessons of history to the most pressing question we face, that of whether the United States will preserve its preeminence, or see its leadership pass to other, inevitably less democratic powers"--
Un futuro perfecto : el desafío y la promesa secreta de la globalización by John Micklethwait( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qi ye wu yi : dui dang dai guan li da shi yu si xiang zui quan wei de ping shu by Mi Ke Si Wei Te( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una nación conservadora : el poder de la derecha en Estados Unidos by John Micklethwait( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La empresa : historia de una idea revolucionaria by John Micklethwait( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The company : a short history of a revolutionary idea
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A future perfect : the challenge and hidden promise of globalizationThe right nation : conservative power in AmericaThe witch doctors : making sense of the management gurusGod is back : how the global revival of faith is changing the worldMeasuring the mind : education and psychology in England, c. 1860-c. 1990The right nation : why America is differentGod is back : how the global rise of faith will change the worldGod is back : how the global rise of faith is changing the worldUn futuro perfecto : el desafío y la promesa secreta de la globalización
Alternative Names
Adrian Wooldridge English editor

울드리지, 아드리안

울드리지, 에이드리언

ウールドリッジ, エイドリアン

阿德里安·伍德里奇

Languages
English (256)

Spanish (13)

Chinese (8)

German (1)