The Coming Jobs War
Jim Clifton
Gallup Press, October 2011

In The Coming Jobs War, Gallup Chairman Jim Clifton boldly asserts that job creation and successful entrepreneurship are the world’s most pressing issues, outpacing runaway government spending, environmental degradation, and even the threat of global terrorism.

The book is grounded in findings from Gallup’s World Poll, which reveals implications of the jobs war on everything from economics to foreign policy to America’s moral authority in the world. And it offers a prescription for attacking the jobs issue head-on. Clifton says the solution to creating good jobs must be found in cities, not the federal government. Promoting entrepreneurship and job creation must be the sole mission and purpose of cities’ leaders.

Winning the jobs war requires all hands on deck, and failure is not an option, especially for the U.S., which has been the global leader in promoting freedom and entrepreneurship. America’s place in the world is at stake, with other countries poised to surpass a sputtering U.S. economy growing at only 2% annually.

While the statistics are dire, Clifton remains optimistic about America’s ability to win the jobs war. The Coming Jobs War offers a brutally honest look at America’s biggest problem and a cogent prescription for solving it.

 

About the Author

Jim Clifton is chairman and CEO of Gallup. His most recent innovation, the Gallup World Poll, is designed to give the world’s 7 billion citizens a voice in virtually all key global issues. Clifton has pledged to continue this effort to collect world opinion for 100 years in 150 countries.

Under Clifton’s leadership, Gallup has achieved a fifteen-fold increase in its billing volume and expanded Gallup from a predominantly U.S.-based company to a worldwide organization with 40 offices in 30 countries and regions.

Clifton is also the creator of The Gallup Path, a metric-based economic model that establishes the linkages among human nature in the workplace, customer engagement, and business outcomes. This model is used in performance management systems in more than 500 companies worldwide.

Clifton serves on several boards and is chairman of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He has received honorary degrees from Jackson State, Medgar Evers, and Bellevue Universities. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Susan.