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July 18, 2005

News & Opinion: Examples from Abroad

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 8:02 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture


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
  • UTStarcom
  • AsiaInfo Holdings
  • Hangzhou Wahaha Group
  • Ting Hsin Group

That's what I thought. You better pick this book up.