Jan Alexander writes both fiction and non-fiction that reflects how globalism and technology are changing everything, in good ways and bad.
As a business writer and editor specializing in the intersection of economics and culture, the rise of China, and doing well while doing good, she has written for Institutional Investor, Strategy+Business, Robb Report, Forbes, Money, Worth, the Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. She is a former senior editor at Strategy+Business magazine, senior writer at Institutional Investor, and features and opinion editor at Worth magazine. She has written about movers and shakers in the changing world including Bill Clinton, Ray Dalio, Jean Case, Sally Krawcheck, Henry Kravis, Muhammed Yunus. and the late Lester Thurow
Ms. Ming’s Guide to Civilization, a Leapfrog Press Fiction Prize semi-finalist, is her second novel. She is also the author of Getting to Lamma, a tale of an American woman’s adventures in post-Tiananmen China, and co-author of Bad Girls of the Silver Screen, a nonfiction book that examines the characterization of prostitutes in Hollywood films through the 20th century. (Film critic Elvis Mitchell called it “the definitive book on bad girls.”) Her book reviews, author interviews and short fiction have appeared in Neworld Review, the Chicago Tribune, 34th Parallel, Everyday Fiction, and Silver Birch Press.
American entrepreneurial powerhouse: Jean Case’s five principles for a transformational breakthrough