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Ted  Fishman

Ted Fishman

Journalist & Best-Selling Author


A veteran journalist and former commodities trader who has emerged as a leading expert on the People's Republic of China and its development as a world power, Fishman is the author of the best-selling book China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World, which has helped describe the effects of China's momentous change on the lives and businesses of people everywhere. In addition to its success in America, the book has been translated and published in 15 foreign editions, including Japanese, German, Taiwanese, Korean, Spanish, and Turkish. Read More >

Fishman's essays and reports appear in many of the world's most prominent journals, including The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Esquire, USA Today, GQ, The Times of London, Money, Worth, INC, Business 2.0, German GEO, and Chicago Magazine. His commentaries have been featured on PRI’s Marketplace. He has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, NBC's Today Show, CNN, Fox, NPR, and the BBC. He has testified before Senate and Congressional committees and commissions and consults on China with a wide range of government officials, including some of America's most influential office holders.

An accomplished public speaker who has addressed a wide range of audiences around the world, including corporate and trade gatherings, large civic gatherings, and universities, Fishman offers the intelligence and wit readers find in his writing. Most recently, his talks have focused on the emergence of China and its impact of the lives of Americans as consumers, workers, managers, and citizens. His presentations combine engaging storytelling with a wide-ranging knowledge about the world economy, putting into context his audiences’ top concerns and exploring how they relate to big, global economic trends.

Fishman is a graduate of Princeton and in 2007 was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. He is also a faculty director at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, for which he helps run immersive programs on China for global executives. He has lived and worked in Japan and Indonesia.

Fishman is particularly interested in how big global economic trends bear on people's everyday experience. His most recent book, Shock of Gray, addresses how the changing age demographic of the world will affect the way we raise families, how we work, and how we function as citizens. Read Less ^

Speech Topics

Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World’s Population and How It Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival, and Nation Against Nation

China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World