To continue a theme, I guess, I found this book on the Booknook shelves under Business. Beijing Jeep by Jim Mann documents the roller coaster ride from unbridled exuberance about getting a piece of China's vast industrial and consumer potential to a full blown, wheels falling off the coaster plummeting to earth and praying not to die that happened after the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre when thousands of businessmen and their families stood in long lines at the airport waiting to get out of Communist China in fear of their lives. Been there, done that. If you haven't, you need to read this book to see what it's like doing business in a third world country. The main topic, attempting to build Jeeps in China reminds me a lot of Henry Ford's dream of building cars in Russia that was documented in crystal clear detail the the book The Forsaken by Tim Tzouliadis (947.0041 TZOULIA). At least most AMC workers got out of China alive after Tiananmen Square, this was not the case for the Ford workers in The Forsaken. If you have not done business overseas, you should read this book to see what you have in store for you. For all the problems US businesses face in the States, you have no idea how bad it can get until you take it overseas. Save yourself millions of dollars by spending just $1 at the Booknook now!
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