W i n n e r T a k e A l l

China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World

We all know the world’s resources – the commodities that underpin our daily lives and economies – are scarce. But how many of us know what that really means for the global economy today?

Winner Take All represents the penetrating research Dambisa Moyo has conducted to uncover the realities behind the numbers. By looking at the developing trends in our commodities markets, and recent geo-political shifts, she has revealed the true state of the contemporary world and the shape it will take over the coming decades. This is not just about oil.

Commodities permeate virtually every aspect of the modern world: from the energy complexes that power transport and the electricity grid, to the water needed for all life. From land for food production to the long list of minerals without which technology ceases to exist.

What Moyo shows is we are in the middle of unprecedented times. She details how China has embarked on one of the greatest commodity rushes in history and examines the effects this is having on us all. Where is China taking control of land and water? Who is giving up their title to these precious resources? What will be the financial and geopolitical effect of all this?

And is large-scale resource conflict inevitable or avoidable?

Winner Take All is a challenging look at the hard facts we all need to face if we want a just, balanced and peaceful global economy for the 21st Century.

Winner Take All Reviews

Ian Bremmer

President of Eurasia Group

“Dambisa Moyo offers a timely and provocative answer to two crucial questions: How are China’s leaders rushing to meet their country’s exploding demand for energy and what does this mean for the rest of us?…”

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Ian Bremmer

President of Eurasia Group

“Dambisa Moyo offers a timely and provocative answer to two crucial questions: How are China’s leaders rushing to meet their country’s exploding demand for energy and what does this mean for the rest of us? From Africa to Central Asia to Latin America, China exerts growing influence over prices for the commodities we all must buy to fuel our cars, heat our homes, and power our economies. It’s a recipe for conflict—and at a crucial moment for the future of the global economy.”

Peter Munk

Chairman and Founder, Barrick Gold Corporation

“For anyone longing to make sense of tectonic, eco-political shifts occurring in the commodities market, Winner Takes All is a fascinating and important book. By focussing her razor-sharp mind on China’s central role in the new commodities rush, Ms Moyo sheds light on and makes sense of a profound and dramatic moment in our history. Her book is a must-read.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Written to clarify important global questions, this book deserves a wide audience.”

Jim Rogers

Author of the Bestselling book “Hot Commodities”

“Dambisa Moyo offers a smart primer for investors looking to make sense of the opportunities and risks in the commodity space today. You must read this book if you want to understand the reality of what’s happening in the world today. I am afraid the West is going to wake up too late to prepare for the future.”

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