The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy

Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow Philip Auerswald explores global economic trends paired with stories of entrepreneurs making transformative differences

What is the fundamental historical trend of our time? What is driving that trend? A book titled The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs are Transforming the Global Economy promises answers to these vitally important questions. 

Leading entrepreneurship economist and Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow Philip Auerswald delivers in this Oxford University Press publication. Auerswald describes the long-term trends that connect the past, the present, and the future of global prosperity. 

With rigorous analysis of economic and historical trends, enlivened by the stories of entrepreneurs making an outsize difference, Auerswald explains the many ways we can create value for ourselves and others in the new millennium.

"Philip Auerswald shows the role that innovators must play if we are to create "The Coming Prosperity." In this important book, he reminds us that challenging the status quo is the inescapable first step toward building the future of our dreams." said President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd president of the United States.

Pushing back against fear-based narratives that dominate the public discussion, The Coming Prosperity offers a rigorously-argued yet lively analysis of the role that entrepreneurs are playing today in creating our shared global future.

Among the stories featured in the book are those of Karim Khoja, who led the creation of the first mobile phone company in Afghanistan; Leila Janah, who is bringing "outsourced" computer work to refugee camps and economically marginalized communities around the world; and Victoria Hale, whose non-profit pharmaceutical company turned an orphan drug into a cure for kala-azar (black fever). 

With these and other narratives serving as powerful illustrations, Auerswald describes how we each will play a role in determining the extent of the coming prosperity and the part we will play in it. 

"The book combines skillful analysis of economic trends with stories of entrepreneurs making transformative differences in their communities and throughout the world." says Robert Strom, director of research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation.