Authors Alan Refkin and Scott D. Cray enjoy success conducting business in China because they know that the rules there are different. Now, they open up their playbooks so you can succeed where others fail.
This guidebook can help you under-stand Chinese businesspeople, gain acceptance among Chinese with influence, cultivate and maintain meaningful relationships, and navigate the connections between business and government. Most Chinese businesspeople want to know the type of person they are dealing with. Learn how to convey your business knowledge, character, and outlook on key topics in order to forge valuable connectionsoften over a dinner table or at karaoke rather than in a boardroom.
China is unlike any other business environment that youll encounter, but it is filled with opportunities. Arm yourself with the tools you need to negotiate and succeed, and start Doing the China Tango.
In her groundbreaking reporting over the past few years, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism." Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment," losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers.
The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, and Iraq.
At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years.