During the past four decades, 1971 - 2011, the world witnessed key changes affecting politics, the economy, including the banking and ﬁ nancial systems, leading to the collapse of nations’ political, economic systems and international banking crises.
The spread of globalization in the world constituted a major revolution, state borders were eliminated and the principle of survival of the ﬁ ttest prevailed.
Since 1972, I was privileged to witness and keep up with all of the political, economic and ﬁ nancial changes thanks to my long career in the banking sector and through my participation in international, regional and local conferences and seminars, as well as through the books I have published over the years and 42 years of academic life. I did not content myself with the mere observation of the situation; but had made my own economic and ﬁ nancial forecasts that often came true for which I won prizes.
Whereas this era witnessed the most numerous and most signifi cant political, economic and fi nancial developments, I decided to write down the most important positions and opinion I had during this period in a special book entitled “The Harvest“.