Industry insider, veteran executive, and working mom Hilarie Gamm pulls the curtain back on the destruction of the American technology industry in her groundbreaking work, Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and the Road Map to Change. Gamm connects the dots between seemingly disparate events and facts, and outlines with stunning clarity the perfect storm that created a massive exodus of tech industry jobs from the U.S.
Extensively researched and firmly apolitical, Billions Lost explains how the offshoring of millions of U.S. technology jobs opened a gateway that places our economy, our national security, and our educational systems at risk. Gamm succinctly explains the Y2K scare, visa reform, and other factors that snowballed into today’s crisis, and identifies the ramifications of outsourcing on our country and its profound impact on America’s middle class.
To spark a national conversation, Gamm closes with her Road Map to Change: 20 actions that can reverse the trend, improve education, save the middle class, and return growth, security, and prosperity to America.
Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and The Road Map to Change is a book that when I was younger never thought I would love but now I am obsessed with books like this and in particular obsessed with Billions Lost! Never before have I encountered a business/finance book that is so entertaining, gripping and shocking; Billions Lost is all of these elements combined and the result is a fascinating book that will open up a discussion with your friends, and family and arm you with the knowledge you need on such subjects.
You may be thinking that “no way can a business/finance book be entertaining,” but I assure you book lovers that Billions Lost is and I will explain why throughout my review of the book. I never thought that I would love a book like this but over the last few months, I have become addicted to such books thanks to the news and the growing popularity/discussion of the topics explored. If you are a reader who is looking to be informed on business, finance, and technology and how it all revolves around America and how it is changing America then Billions Lost is the book for you.
Billions Lost is written by a well-accomplished woman called Hilarie T. Gamm and Gamm is the perfect woman to write this book as she is an IT professional with many years of experience. In Billions Lost Gamm will inform her readers and take them on a journey through the world of the technology industry and how its practices are changing the way of America. Gamm will give her readers an eye-opening expose into the technology industry while focusing on core points such as the fact that they are sending work overseas which in turn is damaging the American Dream. Another topic explored is how the U.S. is replacing American technology employees with foreign ones for cheap labor and the result is that many Americans are losing their jobs.
The information explored throughout the book really will open readers eyes to the topics explored, and how fundamental and important they are. Gamm is clearly a woman who knows an awful lot about this topic and this is proven with her in-depth knowledge of the subjects. Although the information in the book is dense and multi-layered as every topic branches off into another one; each topic is excellently explored in simple, easy to read terms.
Hilarie T. Gamm is a phenomenal author for many reasons but one of the core reasons is that she has made her book so accessible to the public. In other words, Billions Lost is not just targeted at those who have an interest in business and technology and those who work in such industries but rather the book is there for everybody. It was clear to me early on that Gamm has a passion for sharing the shocking truth with readers so that can change can happen or either readers can become aware and be wise about the world and the happenings. That is why I love nonfiction books, especially those with topics such as those laced in Billions Lost because they arm a reader with the knowledge they will need in either a debate or a friendly discussion and so I admire Gamm for prepping her readers with this and informing them on such crucial matters.
Billions Lost is an interesting, entertaining and highly informative read and so I have to award this stellar book five stars! So please, book lovers so have a read of Billions Lost and be informed on the topics explored, it will prove useful, and besides, it is an entertaining read! So do not miss out.
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