16.38 Tim Clissold Mr. China: A Memoir

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Mr. China: A Memoir

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The incredible story of a Wall Street banker who went to China with $400,000,000 and learned the hard way how (not) to do business there . . .

In the early nineties, China finally opened for business and Wall Street wanted in on the act. When the investment bankers arrived from New York with their Harvard MBAs, pinstripes and tasselled loafers, ready to negotiate with the Old Cadres, the stage was set for collision.

This is the true story of a tough Wall Street banker who came to China looking for glory. He teamed up with an ex-Red Guard and a Mandarin-speaking Englishman. Together, they raised over $400,000,000 and bought up factories all over China. Only as they watched those millions slide towards the abyss did they start to understand that China really doesn't play by anyone else's rules.

Tim Clissold was there at the beginning of China's transformation and he's still there, doing business. In this new edition of his hugely successful book he describes just how much - and how little - has changed in China since his story began.

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Mr. China tells the rollicking story of a young man who goes to China with the misguided notion that he will help bring the Chinese into the modern world, only to be schooled by the most resourceful and creative operators he would ever meet. Part memoir, part parable, Mr. China is one man's coming-of-age story where he learns to respect and admire the nation he sought to conquer.

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"Hugely entertaining.Clissold loves China.but he also views it with clarity and no small amount of humor." -- Washington Post

"Hard to put down... with passionate characters and vivid landscapes. Clissold excels at analyzing a strange business culture...."--Playboy

"One would be hard-pressed to find a serious Western investor in China who isn't aware of Clissold's eye-opening account."--Forbes

"A compelling account, related with sly humor and hard-earned wisdom."--Library Journal

"An adventure tale. Clissold is a wonderful and compassionate narrator (with) a deep respect for the culture, language, and history."--USA Today

"Lots of Western businessmen have China war stories, but only Tim Clissold has written . . . this funny book."--Newsweek

"One of the wittiest, most compelling accounts of anything I've read in a long time. A terrific book."--Tucker Carlson, co-host of CNN's Crossfire

"Hugely entertaining...Clissold loves China...but he also views it with clarity and no small amount of humor."--Washington Post

"Present at the creation of China's economic miracle, Clissold's memoir is an instant classic. Sharply observed, funny as hell. Indispensible."--Time magazine

Lots of Western businessmen have China war stories, but only Tim Clissold has written . . . this funny book. --Newsweek"

One of the wittiest, most compelling accounts of anything I ve read in a long time. A terrific book. --Tucker Carlson, co-host of CNN's Crossfire"

A compelling account, related with sly humor and hard-earned wisdom. --Library Journal"

Hugely entertaining Clissold loves China but he also views it with clarity and no small amount of humor. --Washington Post"

Hard to put down... with passionate characters and vivid landscapes. Clissold excels at analyzing a strange business culture.... --Playboy"

Present at the creation of China s economic miracle, Clissold s memoir is an instant classic. Sharply observed, funny as hell. Indispensible. --Time magazine"

An adventure tale. Clissold is a wonderful and compassionate narrator (with) a deep respect for the culture, language, and history. --USA Today"

One would be hard-pressed to find a serious Western investor in China who isn t aware of Clissold s eye-opening account. --Forbes"

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