Happily, Ms. Wever doesn't endorse any action that would require the onset of the millennium to achieve, and that's the pleasure of her book. It's sane, it's succinct, it's timely and it's oriented toward real-world problem-solving. Negotiating Competitiveness deserves attention.
Barbara Presley Noble, the former At Work and Business Book Review columnist for The New York Times, has an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University and was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in business and economic journalism at Columbia.