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Over the past few years, China has transformed itself into a powerful, consumer-oriented culture, and many Western companies have flocked to China to take advantage of this new marketplace. However, entrepreneurs from the United States and Western countries often fail to realize that transacting business in China is a far cry from making deals at home. Ted Plafker, a Beijing correspondent for The Economist, leverages his extensive experience in Chinese culture and entrepreneurship to offer a primer for newcomers who are planning to expand their business into China. According to his book, Doing Business in China, “As many foreign companies have already proven, success in China is possible, but only for those with the patience, persistence, and resources to see it through.”

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Related book summaries in the BBS library: The Coming China Wars, Getting China and India Right, Superfusion

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In Predictable Success, Les McKeown explains that any business, any organization—any group of any sort—that grows and reaches for success is going to go through certain steps and will have to endure certain changes as it grows. There is a specific sequence to these steps, and with the right people operating within the right structures, any business can make its way through these steps to Predictable Success. McKeown describes what each step looks and feels like to those who are in it, and he offers remedies to companies who have attained success and then lost it, offering hope to company leaders who want to get back on top.

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Related book summaries in the BBS library: The Success Principles, Seduced by Success, The Strategy Paradox

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