Zachary Karabell

Zachary Karabell

  • Zachary Karabell 
  • Author, investor, CNBC/MSNBC talking head


Zachary Karabell is the co-author of Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World, written with Aron Cramer and published by Rodale in October 2010. He is also the author of Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends On It (Simon & Schuster 2009). He is President of River Twice Research ( and River Twice Capital, as well as Senior Advisor to Business for Social Responsibility. Until 2008, he was portfolio manager, chief marketing officer and the chief economist for New York-based investment firm Fred Alger Management.

Educated at Columbia, Oxford and Harvard, he writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including Time, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He is a regular commentator on CNBC and an occasional ensemble member of the Fast Money crew. He has also appeared on CNN, the History Channel, and BookTV.

Presentations at Calvin College:

Trend and Repeat: What History and Economics Can Teach Us About the Future
Part of the: January Series

Wednesday, January 15, 2014  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: The Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation

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Featured publication

Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World

Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World
by Zachary Karabell 

Selected Publications

The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election

A Visionary Nation: Four Centuries of American Dreams and What Lies Ahead

Parting the Desert: The Creation of the Suez Canal

Peace Be Upon You: The Story of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Coexistence


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