Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - by John Perkins[Reading report] by Raphaëlle Sorba

2013-05-25

The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2010-2011.

John Perkins tells us about his career as an economic hit man. He describes his role in the clandestine building of an empire. Which are the methods of these new soldiers? What is their strategy? Who is at the head of this empire? These are some of the questions Perkins addresses in this mea culpa book.

Quote article  Raphaëlle Sorba, « Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - by John Perkins », 25 may 2013, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/305.sls

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