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Spend Shift: How the Post-Crisis Values Revolution is Changing the Way We Buy, Sell and Live Hardcover – 27 Oct 2010

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About the Author

John Gerzema

Gerzema, chief insights officer of Young & Rubicam, is an internationally known social theorist on consumerism. As a consultant to corporate leaders, he is a pioneer in the use of data to identify social change that helps companies both anticipate and adapt to new consumer interests and demands. His book, The Brand Bubble (Jossey–Bass, 2008), is a BusinessWeek bestseller and was voted #3 in Amazon′s best business books of 2008 and best marketing books of 2009 by strategy+business. Gerzema is anin–demand public speaker, and his TED speech, "The Post–Crisis Consumer," has been viewed by tens of thousands of people.

Michael D′Antonio

D′Antonio is the author of more thana dozen books. Hisbiography, Hershey, was named one of BusinessWeek′s best books of the year, and The State Boys Rebellion received similar honors from the Chicago Tribune and Christian Science Monitor. While at Newsday, D′Antonio won the Alicia Patterson Fellowship for journalists and was a member of a team of reporters that won the Pulitzer Prize. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Discover, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and other publications.

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What do old–fashioned virtues tell you about the new economy? A social theorist and expert on consumerism and a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter hit the road to examine life after the Great Recession. What they uncovered will tell you everything you′ll need to know to survive and thrive.

"Spend Shift is a must–read for anyone who wants to understand how to cope withthe ongoing economic crisis. Armed with reams of data as well as compelling stories,John Gerzema and Michael D′Antonio show how millions of people across America are resetting their spending and their lives in response to the new financial realities."

Richard Florida

Best–selling author of The Rise of the Creative Class and The Great Reset

"What do a café owner in inner–city Detroit, a laid–off consultant in Dallas, and a retired U.S. Marine in California have in common? It turns out that like millions of others, they refuse to be discouraged by the economic crisis and are responding in radical and creative ways. In Spend Shift you′ll discover these people and many others—including leaders atbig companies like Ford, Walmart, and Microsoft—who are doing well by doing good.The authors also provide invaluable insights into the values that guide today′s consumer. Read Spend Shift and be inspired."

Charlene Li

Social media and marketing expert and best–selling author of Groundswell and Open Leadership

"The aftermath of yesteryear′s Great Crisis? A new consumer calculus: the who, what,where, when, and why of consumption are changing radically. If you want to understand why you′ve got to do more than just create value—why creating twenty–first century advantage begins, instead, with living and breathing meaningful values that matter the most —this brilliant book should be your guide."

Umair Haque

Director of the Havas Media Lab and founder of Bubblegeneration

"Shift into learning mode. This book will help you achieve escape velocity. Gerzema and D′Antonio have the facts, but also the prescription."

Chris Brogan

New York Times best–selling author of Trust Agents and Social Media 101

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