An insider's perspective on this growing economic powerhouse What's Wrong With China opens the doors to one of the least understood countries in the world. Author Paul Midler draws on over twenty years of manufacturing experience, working with Asian suppliers in a broad range of industries, to provide an insider's perspective on what China's rise means to American businesses. Approaching China's problems as if they were our own, this book tackles the subject matter head-on to help American readers recognize and understand China's growing economic and cultural impact on this country. The author's own anecdotes explore and explain the major challenges that come along with doing business in China, and a deep appreciation and illustration of the country's rich culture embroider the lessons every businessperson should learn. No one doubts China's global importance today, yet few truly understand the nation in a general sense. This book acts as a primer, but also digs deeper to provide a more nuanced understanding of this powerhouse nation.
* Understand Chinese culture in the context of doing business * Get to know this emerging cultural and economic power * Delve into China's social challenges through first-hand accounts * Peek inside the Chinese economy through the lens of American business Globally, China's economy touches most of the world. In the U.S., the Chinese economy is so intertwined with our own that we should know and understand the nation's problems as well as we know our own yet, who really understands China? What's Wrong With China takes you beyond economic analysis, beyond the tourism, and beyond the hype to show the heart of the nation and the nature of business in China.
Paul Midler has lived twenty years in East Asia and speaks Mandarin. He works as a consultant and advisor to companies with business interests in the region. His first book, Poorly Made in China, was published to significant acclaim and his follow-up, What's Wrong with China, has been widely anticipated.
CONTENTS Chapter 1: The Pirate's Ship Chapter 2: A Mania for Money Chapter 3: The China Watchers Chapter 4: Blush of Shame Chapter 5: Beating the System Chapter 6: Intermediaries Chapter 7: Dulled Senses Chapter 8: Emotional Negotiators Chapter 9: Oliver Wendell Holmes Chapter 10: Chemicals, Guns and Gimcracks Chapter 11: Collective Narcissism Chapter 12: "That's My Hand" Chapter 13: Lack of Conscience Chapter 14: Networked Behaviors Chapter 15: Tacit Collusion Chapter 16: Brown Numbers Chapter 17: Self-Regulating Empire Chapter 18: Corps De Ballet Chapter 19: Informal Paradox Chapter 20: Reform, Reform, Reform Chapter 21: The Dynastic Cycle Chapter 22: The Social Order Chapter 23: Nibble, Nibble... Chapter 24: Cat's Paws and Telegraphed Punches Chapter 25: The Great Absorber Chapter 26: Cleaning the Slate Chapter 27: Kleptoparasitism Chapter 28: The Benefit of Doubt Chapter 29: Massacred in Business Chapter 30: Conclusion