July 18, 2005
News & Opinion: Examples from Abroad
If you want a guaranteed way to get mentioned on the 800-CEO-READ blog, write a book with examples and anecdotes from outside the United States. Simply Better did a good job with that last year.
Today I am going to point you to Made in China: What Western Managers Can Learn from Trailblazing Chinese Entrepreneurs by Donald Sull with Yong Wang. My first attraction to the book with the idea of learning about how Chinese start-ups get their start. The authors have built the book around some interesting ideas. Here are the main chapter headings:
- Meet the Players
- Acknowledge the Fog of the Future
- Conduct Reconaissance Into the Future
- Outcycle the Competition
- Develop a Flexible Hierarchy
- Manage Relationships Dynamically
- Go For The Gold
- Get Big Right
- Leading in an Unpredictable Way
The real question for you on this book is how many of the companies listed below do you recognize:
- Legend Group Ltd.
- Sina Corporation
- Haier Group
- Guangdong Galanz
- AsiaInfo Holdings
- Hangzhou Wahaha Group
- Ting Hsin Group
That's what I thought. You better pick this book up.