Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success. But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the larger economic changes of the past decade, including the growth in economic inequality and the stagnation of productivity. Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment and discuss how an economy rich in intangibles is fundamentally different from one based on tangibles. Capitalism without Capital concludes by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-16 - Publisher: Princeton University Press
Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, the ability to deploy assets that one
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-09 - Publisher: Springer
Financial crisis, recession and worsening inequality have long been blamed on a surplus of capital. But the actions that led the latest boom and bust by banks and businesses, households and governments - can better be explained capital's increasing scarcity. Efforts to track it down confirm its disappearance.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07-08 - Publisher: Springer
This book examines the banking crisis of July/August 2007 and its ensuing after-effects in 2008-2009: economic crisis, credit crunch, massive recapitalization of some banks and nationalization of other banks. The author offers his views on the factors which led to this global financial catastrophe and how it could have been
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-08 - Publisher: Independently Published
Capitalism without Capital is an account of the growing importance of the intangible economy. Today, for the first time, most developed economies are investing less in tangible, physical assets such as machinery and factories, than in intangible assets such as software, research and development capability. These intangibles are hugely valuable
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher: Portfolio
At 19, Nathan Latka founded a software company with just a few thousand dollars of his own money. He sold it five years later for $10.5 million. He doesn't consider himself exceptionally brilliant; he just realised something few people know: You can be a hugely successful capitalist without any capital.