Fishman's presentations combine engaging storytelling with a wide ranging knowledge about the world economy, putting his audiences' top concerns into context and exploring how they relate to big, global economic trends.
Ted C. Fishman's bestselling book China, Inc., How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World, has helped describe for the world the effects of China's momentous change on the lives and businesses of people everywhere. In addition to its success in America, the book, translated and published in 26 languages, is an international bestseller. There are Chinese editions in both The People's Republic and Taiwan, where the book has gained an enthusiastic following. Fishman has testified before Senate and Congressional committees and commissions and consults on China with a wide range of government officials, including some of America's most influential office holders. His essays and reports appear in many of the world's most prominent journals, including The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Esquire, USA Today, National Geographic, GQ, The Times of London, Money, Worth, INC, Business 2.0, German GEO and Chicago Magazine. His commentaries have been featured on Public Radio International's This American Life and American Public Media's Marketplace.
Fishman's writing is noted for taking seemingly vastly complex topics and making them understandable and meaningful for a general audience. Fishman is particularly interested in how big global economic trends bear on people's everyday experience. He has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, NBC's Today Show, CNN, Fox, CNBC, NPR, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC and Sky News (UK). He recently completed time as a visiting fellow at Stanford University. A former floor trader and member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he ran his own trading firm until 1992. He has lived and worked in Japan and Indonesia.
Fishman is a graduate of Princeton University, AB '80. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.