MY LIFE BEHIND THE ELITE CURTAIN AS A GLOBAL SHERPA
THEODORE ROOSEVELT MALLOCH
“Ted Malloch—bon vivant, scholar, diplomat, businessman, sportsman… brings us along on some of his greatest adventures.” — LINDA BRIDGES, Editor-at-Large, National Review
Quintessential WASP and Philadelphia native Theodore Roosevelt Malloch has led a life of moral courage in an increasingly secular world. Having attended Gordon College outside Boston and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and having earned a PhD in political economy at the University of Toronto in just three years—where he studied with renowned political philosophers and noted economists and gained a deep understanding of the importance of God and moral values—Malloch always surmised that he would have a global influence—whether in government or business or, as it turned out, both.
Deemed a “global Sherpa” by the former British Prime Minister, the esteemed Lady Margaret Thatcher, and described by noted international business luminaries as the intellectual heir to management guru Peter Drucker, Malloch became a professor at Yale, where he continued to advance the tradition of values-based business management.
His well-rounded faithful upbringing, conservative-classical education, and strong Christian faith kept him grounded amid the corruption and politics that plague much of academia and business life. Then as a senior international economist at the State Department and US Senate, Malloch butted heads with a Congress whose objective was winning elections and grabbing power rather than doing the right thing. While working on Wall Street, he learned that power corrupts and money even more so; and while hobnobbing with global business magnates at Davos and the Aspen Institute, he was saddened by the superficiality and priority placed upon more hedonistic pursuits.
However, as a Christian, an economist, and an ethicist in positions of standing and authority, he is privileged to have had a tremendous positive intellectual and personal influence on many political and business leaders throughout the world. Davos, Aspen, and Yale is an uncommon memoir, a humorous and witty take on Malloch’s life experiences and the lessons he’s learned. Now at the peak of his career, Malloch sits on the board of many prominent multinational corporations and charitable foundations while continuing to advise his colleagues and government leaders on strategy and the economics of what he has dubbed “virtuous capitalism.” In Davos, Aspen and Yale, Malloch demonstrates how the foundation of every economic system must ultimately be built on a foundation of spiritual capital.
AN UNCOMMON WASPY TALE
Earning a PhD in three years, teaching at Yale, working at the State Department at twenty-eight and the UN at thirty-five, and running global economic forums, Theodore Roosevelt Malloch has had an amazing life. But what is more amazing than his accomplishments and positions of influence, is the fact that he has done so while remaining faithful to his Christian roots and having a positive impact on those around him. Full of humorous and entertaining stories that illustrate the virtues that drive his life—as well as stories of those who have abandoned those virtues—Malloch is not afraid to name names as he shares about
• Being a part of a secretive group of “believers” at the State Department
• Working on Wall Street, where people spend more in a day than most people make in a year
• His son, rowing for Yale, taking part in an unpredictable victory in the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta
• Being knighted into the Order of St. John by the queen of England
• Cashing out just in time during the dot-com bubble to walk away with millions, only to lose it in the next round.
• Giving a private seminar to Shoichiro Toyoda, chairman of Toyota and the Japan Business Federation.
• Hobnobbing and strategizing with international celebrities and industry tycoons during his time at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
• Becoming a best-selling author of Doing Virtuous Business, which was made into a PBS documentary watched by fifteen million viewers
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