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William Hopper

Author, London, UK
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William Hopper graduated in modern languages from Glasgow University in 1953, spent two years in the Royal Air Force, then three years on Wall Street. After this, Hopper spent most of his career in the City of London, working for the merchant banks SG Warburg, Hill Samuel, and Morgan Grenfell. He left banking to become a Conservative MEP, serving for Greater Manchester West in 1979–84. With his elder brother Kenneth, Hopper published The Puritan Gift: Triumph, Collapse and Revival of an American Dream in 2007. This was declared one of the Top Ten Business Books of the Year by the Financial Times and is now into its second paperback reprint and being translated into numerous languages.

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  • The Credit Crunch Was Like an Atomic Bomb; It Will Profoundly Change How We Think and Behave
    by William Hopper
    The Puritan migrants who came to America from England in the 1630s brought with them a highly successful managerial culture. This was their “gift.” Over the course of the next three centuries we argue that the gift was the driving force for the economic development of the United States, which transformed itself from 13 former colonies into the most economically successful nation on Earth. During its occupation of Japan in 1945–52, the United...

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