Alibaba

Alibaba
Author: Duncan Clark
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0062413414
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Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Ecco
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An engrossing, insider’s account of how a teacher built one of the world’s most valuable companies—rivaling Walmart and Amazon—and forever reshaped the global economy In just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world’s largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. In 2014, Alibaba’s $25 billion IPO was the largest global IPO in history. A Rockefeller of his time, who is courted by CEOs and presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China’s booming private sector and the gatekeeper to hundreds of millions of middle-class consumers. Duncan Clark first met Jack in 1999 in the small apartment where Jack founded Alibaba. Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material, including exclusive interviews, Clark draws on his own experience as an early adviser to Alibaba as well as his two decades in China chronicling the Internet’s impact on the country to create an authoritative, compelling narrative account of Alibaba’s rise. How did Jack overcome his humble origins and early failures to achieve massive success with Alibaba? How did he outsmart rival entrepreneurs from both China and Silicon Valley? Can Alibaba maintain its 80 percent market share? As it forges ahead into finance and entertainment, are there limits to Alibaba’s ambitions? How does the Chinese government view its rise? Will Alibaba expand farther overseas, including into the United States? Clark tells Alibaba’s tale in the context of China’s momentous economic and social changes, illuminating an unlikely corporate titan as never before. Advance Praise For Alibaba “Anybody who thinks the Chinese just copy or steal technology from the West should read this book and think again. Jack Ma is part Bill Gates, part Steve Jobs, part Larry Page, part Sergey Brin, and part Mark Zuckerberg, all rolled into one.”—Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP “Duncan Clark gets into the heart and soul of Alibaba and its founder, Jack Ma, who deftly maneuvered through the discontinuities and barriers in China to create one of the greatest companies in the world. China has thrived under the leadership of Jack Ma. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the present China and the heartbeat of a great entrepreneur.”—Tim Draper, founder of Draper Associates, DFJ, and Draper University “This book provides excellent insight into the world of Jack Ma, perhaps the most famous of the leaders of the new economy in China. Duncan Clark is a real China ‘Old Hand,’ unique in his knowledge of the Jack Ma generation. This book is definitely on the short list for those who wish to understand the Chinese economy today.”—Ken Wilcox, Chairman Emeritus, Silicon Valley Bank

Alibaba

Alibaba
Author: Duncan Clark
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062413420
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Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man who rose from humble beginnings and started his career as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into the second largest Internet company in the world. The company’s $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the world’s largest, valuing the company more than Facebook or Coca Cola. Alibaba today runs the e-commerce services that hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend on every day, providing employment and income for tens of millions more. A Rockefeller of his age, Jack has become an icon for the country’s booming private sector, and as the face of the new, consumerist China is courted by heads of state and CEOs from around the world. Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material including exclusive interviews, Clark draws on his own first-hand experience of key figures integral to Alibaba’s rise to create an authoritative, compelling narrative account of how Alibaba and its charismatic creator have transformed the way that Chinese exercise their new found economic freedom, inspiring entrepreneurs around the world and infuriating others, turning the tables on the Silicon Valley giants who have tried to stand in his way. Duncan explores vital questions about the company’s past, present, and future: How, from such unremarkable origins, did Jack Ma build Alibaba? What explains his relentless drive and his ability to outsmart his competitors? With over 80% of China’s e-commerce market, how long can the company hope to maintain its dominance? As the company sets its sights on the country’s financial and media markets, are there limits to Alibaba’s ambitions, or will the Chinese government act to curtail them? And as it set up shop from LA and San Francisco to Seattle, how will Alibaba grow its presence and investments in the US and other international markets? Clark tells Alibaba’s tale within the wider story of China’s economic explosion—the rise of the private sector and the expansion of Internet usage—that haver powered the country’s rise to become the world’s second largest economy and largest Internet population, twice the size of the United States. He also explores the political and social context for these momentous changes. An expert insider with unrivaled connections, Clark has a deep understanding of Chinese business mindset. He illuminates an unlikely corporate titan as never before, and examines the key role his company has played in transforming China while increasing its power and presence worldwide.

The Official Alibaba com Success Guide

The Official Alibaba com Success Guide
Author: Brad Schepp,Debra Schepp
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780470496459
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Release: 2009-11-16
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The official guide to making a bundle buying and selling through Alibaba.com, the world's largest online B2B marketplace Alibaba.com is the world's leading global business-to-business online marketplace. People around the world use it every day to import and export products for big profits. But newcomers are often overwhelmed by the sheer number of products and the quantity of information available. The Official Alibaba.com Success Guide shows you how to ramp up your business or build an entirely new business, using the Alibaba.com brand and web site as your supplier. This practical guide provides simple answers for complex questions, from navigating the site, to finding products at the right price, to branding, and much more. Plus, the book includes best practices for importing, locating and vetting suppliers, and protecting yourself against online fraud. • An answer-packed guide for all your questions about doing business through Alibaba.com • Officially licensed and supported by Alibaba.com, this is the only guide you need • Includes inspirational profiles of people who have used Alibaba.com successfully to launch new businesses or revive old ones • The first and only step-by-step guide to using Alibaba.com effectively Alibaba.com gives you the opportunity to make real money online. Here, you'll find a wealth of inside information that will help you use Alibaba.com safely and profitably.

Alibaba s World

Alibaba s World
Author: Porter Erisman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781466878860
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Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In September 2014, a Chinese company that most Americans had never heard of held the largest IPO in history – bigger than Google, Facebook and Twitter combined. Alibaba, now the world's largest e-commerce company, mostly escaped Western notice for over ten years, while building a customer base more than twice the size of Amazon's, and handling the bulk of e-commerce transactions in China. How did it happen? And what was it like to be along for such a revolutionary ride? In Alibaba's World, author Porter Erisman, one of Alibaba's first Western employees and its head of international marketing from 2000 to 2008, shows how Jack Ma, a Chinese schoolteacher who twice failed his college entrance exams, rose from obscurity to found Alibaba and lead it from struggling startup to the world's most dominant e-commerce player. He shares stories of weathering the dotcom crash, facing down eBay and Google, negotiating with the unpredictable Chinese government, and enduring the misguided advice of foreign experts, all to build the behemoth that's poised to sweep the ecommerce world today. And he analyzes Alibaba's role as a harbinger of the new global business landscape—with its focus on the East rather than the West, emerging markets over developed ones, and the nimble entrepreneur over the industry titan. As we face this near future, the story of Alibaba—and its inevitable descendants—is both essential and instructive.

alibaba

alibaba
Author: Liu Shiying,Martha Avery
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780061972690
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first in-depth look at the multibillion-dollar company Alibaba.com—known to many as "China's eBay"—and the inspirational story behind the man who created it. A bestseller in China and now translated into English and updated with recent events, Alibaba by Liu Shiying and Martha Avery tells the remarkable story behind the Internet phenomenon Alibaba.com and its founder Jack Ma, a man Barron's named one of the World's Top 30 CEOs in 2008. Ma's rise to prominence presents a riveting story: Despite growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution—in a period of total state control of the economy—he developed the keen entrepreneurial instincts that propelled him to billionaire status and enabled him to build a company outside the usual government channels. These instincts and habits incorporated martial arts training and allowed him to recognize, early on, that the Internet could leverage his company to rapid growth and also transform the way business is done around the world. Alibaba.com, where businesses can buy and sell everything from air beds to zippers, started with a modest initial investment of $60,000 and has grown exponentially since its founding in 1999 to become the world's biggest business-to-business Web site. In 2007 it became the second largest IPO in history (after Google), and Fast Company has named it one of the world's most innovative companies. As a result, smart investors and technology insiders will be keeping a close eye on Alibaba for years to come. Whether you're seeking to understand China's meteoric rise, or just searching for the next Google, Yahoo!, or Amazon, Alibaba is crucial reading.

The Official Alibaba com Success Guide

The Official Alibaba com Success Guide
Author: Brad Schepp,Debra Schepp
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0470573112
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Release: 2009-12-04
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The official guide to making a bundle buying and selling through Alibaba.com, the world's largest online B2B marketplace Alibaba.com is the world's leading global business-to-business online marketplace. People around the world use it every day to import and export products for big profits. But newcomers are often overwhelmed by the sheer number of products and the quantity of information available. The Official Alibaba.com Success Guide shows you how to ramp up your business or build an entirely new business, using the Alibaba.com brand and web site as your supplier. This practical guide provides simple answers for complex questions, from navigating the site, to finding products at the right price, to branding, and much more. Plus, the book includes best practices for importing, locating and vetting suppliers, and protecting yourself against online fraud. • An answer-packed guide for all your questions about doing business through Alibaba.com • Officially licensed and supported by Alibaba.com, this is the only guide you need • Includes inspirational profiles of people who have used Alibaba.com successfully to launch new businesses or revive old ones • The first and only step-by-step guide to using Alibaba.com effectively Alibaba.com gives you the opportunity to make real money online. Here, you'll find a wealth of inside information that will help you use Alibaba.com safely and profitably.

Alibaba

Alibaba
Author: Hong Shen
Pages: 92
ISBN: 9781000452051
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Release: 2021-07-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines the political-economic dynamics in the development of a leading global Internet giant: Alibaba. As both a prominent example of, as well as providing the basic infrastructure for, China’s outward expansion, Alibaba demonstrates the complex interplay between different state agencies and units of capital in the context of the rise of global China. Hong Shen investigates the development and expansions of Alibaba and discusses how Alibaba has not only become a leader of China’s increasingly globalizing internet but has also increasingly served as a basic infrastructure model for other Chinese companies to go global. Shen also addresses how this process has been constantly shaped and reshaped by complex state-capital interactions along the way. This book shows how different units of capital, both inside and outside of China, have interacted with Alibaba’s developmental strategies and illustrates how different state agencies, both domestic and international, have enabled or constrained the company’s development, especially its global expansion. This book will appeal to students and scholars of critical political economy of media, global media and digital industries, communication, technology and society, and internet studies. It will also be relevant to policy-makers working in the arena of global internet and trade policies.

Alibaba Jack Ma

Alibaba   Jack Ma
Author: Hanadi Falki
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Language: en

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Smart Business

Smart Business
Author: Ming Zeng
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781633693302
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Release: 2018-08-14
Editor: Harvard Business Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How Strategy Works in an Interconnected, Automated World Leaders already know that the classic approach to strategy--analyze, plan, execute--is losing relevance. But they don't yet know what replaces it. As everyone and everything becomes more interconnected and digitized, how do you operate, compete, and win? Ming Zeng, the former Chief of Staff and strategy adviser to Alibaba Group's founder Jack Ma, explains how the latest technological developments, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the mobile internet, and cloud computing are redefining how value is created. Written especially for those outside the technology industry or the startup arena, this book introduces a simple, overarching framework to guide strategy formulation and execution in this data-rich and highly interactive environment. Revealing the revolutionary practices that he and his team have developed at Alibaba, Zeng shows how to: Automate decisions through machine learning Create products informed by real-time data from customers Determine the right strategic positioning to maximize value from platforms and suppliers Repurpose your organization to further human insight and enable creativity Lead your company's transformation into a smart business With insights into the strategies and tools used by leaders at Alibaba and other companies such as Ruhan and Red Collar, in a variety of industries from furniture making to banking to custom tailoring, Smart Business outlines a radically new approach to strategy that can be applied everywhere.

China Wholesale Trader The Rise of Alibaba com and New Entrepreneurs

China Wholesale Trader   The Rise of Alibaba com and New Entrepreneurs
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: Marc Charles
Language: en

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The internationalization of e commerce a case study of the Alibaba group

The internationalization of e commerce  a case study of the Alibaba group
Author: Matheus Felipe Pereira de Souza,Elói Martins Senhoras
Pages: 155
ISBN: 9788582881736
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Release: 2018-10-24
Editor: EdUFRR
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The book entitled "The internationalization of e-commerce: a case study of the Alibaba group"has been written by the Brazilian researchers Matheus Felipe Pereira de Souza and Elói Martins Senhoras. It is the 31st didactic book of the "Communication & Public Policies Collection" which aims to stimulate the development of textbooks fulfilling bibliographical gaps. This book brings into light 3 mains discussions: International Business as a scientific field of study the internationalization process of e-commerce and, a case study of the Alibaba Group.

The Opportunity for Middle Class and Small Businesses Worldwide Distribution with Alibaba

The Opportunity for Middle Class and Small Businesses  Worldwide Distribution with Alibaba
Author: Felix King
Pages: 68
ISBN: 9783752668971
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Release: 2020-11-16
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What do cows carved out of wood from a small Swiss company and self-brewed gin from a one-man brewery in Tirol have in common? Both have found fans all over the world, bringing them manufacturering orders from different continents, along with stable revenues. But how does a small business get customers from overseas? Alibaba is a platform, where manufacturers and wholesalers, from all over the world, can offer products and find customers worldwide. On this platform, small niche suppliers have similar opportunities as global corporations and can be found by the millions of users of Alibaba. In this book Felix King, himself owner of a small business, shows the first steps to the worldwide marketplace, Alibaba, and the associated possibilities. The book is a must for every small business looking for new customers!

SUMMARY Alibaba The House That Jack Ma Built By Duncan Clark

SUMMARY   Alibaba  The House That Jack Ma Built By Duncan Clark
Author: Shortcut Edition
Pages: 35
ISBN:
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Release: 2021-06-09
Editor: Shortcut Edition
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. In this summary, you will learn how Chinese entrepreneur Jack Ma founded and grew his Internet trading company, Alibaba. You will also learn : that 400 million Chinese are already customers of Alibaba; that there are 300 million middle-class people in the Middle Kingdom; that in ten years, this same middle class will number 500 million people; that Alibaba represents 60% of the parcel activity of the Chinese postal services; that the Chinese political power has been lent the will to limit the hegemonic power of Jack Ma's group; that following the 2008 crisis, the Chinese government took measures to encourage consumption to the detriment of savings. Jack Ma is the best known entrepreneur of the new China. He is the founder of the Alibaba Group, the first e-commerce company in the world. This company operates in an extremely difficult market: the Chinese market, where administrative barriers are still numerous, despite the appearances of liberalism and the official discourse of the Chinese government. It is a market where political pressures are also numerous: China is one of the last communist dictatorships in the world. Duncan Clark, having been a consultant for Alibaba for many years, knows the company and its founder from the inside, so many reasons to read this summary. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Winning With Alibaba Tips on Starting a Business with Alibaba Success Through Ecommerce

Winning With Alibaba  Tips on Starting a Business with Alibaba  Success Through Ecommerce
Author: Marc Hayes
Pages: 20
ISBN:
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Release: 2021-03-20
Editor: Marc Hayes
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alibaba is one of the largest online stores in the world and in this ebook, you'll learn how to use Alibaba, how to find suppliers (and how to separate the good ones from the bad), and once you're all up to speed, then you'll see a wide variety of websites that you can sell your products on using this ebook.

Alibaba ak 40 v l yo

Alibaba ak 40 v  l   yo
Author: Dino Lingo
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2016-09-15
Editor: Dino Lingo
Language: en

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Alibaba ak 40 vòlè yo

Alibaba and the Forty Thieves

Alibaba and the Forty Thieves
Author: BPI
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9788176935692
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Release: 2008
Editor: BPI Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A set of twelve all time classics that introduce children to adventure, love and bravery. Colourful illustrations bring the stories to life.

Vol 66 Alibaba s Cave

Vol 66   Alibaba s Cave
Author: Rajiv Chilaka
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9789380708690
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Release: 2021
Editor: Green Gold Animation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One day two robbers who are the descendents of the famous Ali Baba and the Forty thieves come to Dholakpur. They become emotional after eating Tuntun aunty's Laddoos and ask her to make ten baskets full of Laddoos and bring it to them everyday.Meanwhile Kalia tries to help her and takes the cart to the robbers. He becomes greedy midway and eats one full basket of Laddoos.The thieves find out that they have been cheated and kidnap Tuntun aunty and Kalia.Will Bheem be able to save Tuntun aunty, Kalia and his favourite Laddoos? Read this fascinating story of Ali Baba's Cave,filled with mystery and adventure.

Alibaba com Story

Alibaba com Story
Author: Porter Erisman
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9788823878297
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Release: 2016-02-17T00:00:00+01:00
Editor: EGEA spa
Language: it

Explanation of the Book:

Alibaba, una società cinese poco conosciuta in Occidente, è stata protagonista della più grande IPO della storia della borsa, più grande di quelle di Google, Facebook e Twitter messe insieme. Oggi è l’azienda numero uno al mondo nel settore dell’e-commerce: i suoi clienti sono il doppio di quelli di Amazon e dalle sue piattaforme passano quasi tutte le transazioni commerciali online effettuate in Cina. Come è stato possibile un simile miracolo imprenditoriale? E chi ne sono stati i protagonisti? In Alibaba.com Story Porter Erisman, uno dei primi dipendenti occidentali di Alibaba e capo del marketing internazionale della società dal 2000 al 2008, racconta di come Jack Ma, il fondatore di Alibaba, sia partito da un piccolo appartamento nella città di Hangzhou alla conquista dell’Olimpo dell’e-commerce mondiale. Sopravvissuto allo scoppio della bolla delle dot.com, all’epidemia di SARS, alla guerra contro eBay per il controllo del mercato dell’e-commerce cinese, Alibaba è l’emblema del nuovo business globale. Alibaba.com Story è una lettura istruttiva, anche per la presenza di contributi filmati, ricca di colpi di scena e di utili insegnamenti su come la conoscenza dei mercati locali e la prontezza nel rispondere alle esigenze di imprese e consumatori possano trasformarsi nelle armi micidiali con cui Davide ha sconfitto Golia.

Can Alibaba Make Large Scale Sustainable Success in the American E Commerce Market

Can Alibaba Make Large Scale Sustainable Success in the American E Commerce Market
Author: Hannah Müller
Pages: 11
ISBN: 9783668977976
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Release: 2019-07-10
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject Business economics - Operations Research, grade: 1,8, Reutlingen University, language: English, abstract: This paper is a case study about Alibaba entering the US e-comerce market. Can Alibaba make large-scale sustainable success in the American e-commerce market? Or is the industry not attractive and the market saturated? Alibaba provides technology, infrastructure and marketing to help merchants, brands and businesses to leverage the power of new technology to engage with their customers. The Alibaba Group was founded in 1999 by Jack Ma and 17 other people. Alibaba was originally founded as a B2B e-commerce portal to connect Chinese manufacturers with overseas buyers. Nowadays, Alibaba ranks in the Top Ten companies in terms of market value. Most of the credit goes to Ma himself, because he utilized the first-mover advantage and successfully planned entrepreneurial growth and corporate initiatives. Looking back, Ma has traveled more than 800 hours to dozens of countries to meet business leaders and state representatives to convince them of Alibaba ́s aim: to let small and medium businesses (SMEs) from all parts of the world trade freely and securely on Alibaba ́s platforms. The company ́s vision is to achieve $1 trillion in gross merchandise by 2020 and to serve two billion customers by 2036. To achieve this, global operations are key and experts propose: “globalization is better done now than later”. Alibaba is currently experiencing high competitive pressure in China and will need to conquer new territories to continue on current trajectory. Needless to say, entry into the US market will not only be difficult, but also require premium strategic decisions with little to no room for errors.

China s Disruptors

China s Disruptors
Author: Edward Tse
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780698184114
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Release: 2015-07-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In September 2014, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $25 billion in the world’s biggest-ever initial public offering. Since then, millions of investors and managers worldwide have pondered a fundamental question: What’s really going on with the new wave of China’s disruptors? Alibaba wasn’t an outlier—it’s one of a rising tide of thriving Chinese companies, mostly but not exclusively in the technology sector. Overnight, its founder, Jack Ma, appeared on the same magazine covers as American entrepreneurial icons like Mark Zuckerberg. Ma was quickly followed by the founders of other previously little-known companies, such as Baidu, Tencent, and Xiaomi. Over the past two decades, an unprecedented burst of entrepreneurialism has transformed China’s economy from a closed, impoverished, state-run system into a major power in global business. As products in China become more and more sophisticated, and as its companies embrace domestically developed technology, we will increasingly see Chinese goods setting global standards. Meanwhile, companies in the rest of the world wonder how they can access the fast-rising incomes of China’s 1.3 billion consumers. Now Edward Tse, a leading global strategy consultant, reveals how China got to this point, and what the country’s rise means for the United States and the rest of the world. Tse has spent more than twenty years working with senior Chinese executives, learning firsthand how China’s most powerful companies operate. He’s an expert on how private firms are thriving in what is still, officially, a communist country. His book draws on exclusive interviews and case studies to explore questions such as *What drives China’s entrepreneurs? Personal fame and fortune—or a quest for national pride and communal achievement? *How do these companies grow so quickly? In 2005, Lenovo sold just one category of products (personal computers) in one market, China. Today, not only is it the world’s largest PC seller; it is also the world’s third-largest smartphone seller. *How does Chinese culture shape the strategies and tactics of these business leaders? Can outsiders copy what the Chinese are doing? *Can capitalists really thrive within a communist system? How does Tencent’s Pony Ma serve as a member of China’s parliament while running a company that dominates online games and messaging? *What impact will China have on the rest of the world as its private companies enter new markets, acquire foreign businesses, and threaten established firms in countless industries? As Tse concludes: “I believe that as a consequence of the opening driven by China’s entrepreneurs, the push to invest in science, research, and development, and the new freedoms that people are enjoying across the country, China has embarked on a renaissance that could rival its greatest era in history—the Tang dynasty. These entrepreneurs are the front line in China’s intense hunger for success. They will have an even more remarkable impact on the global economy in the future, through the rest of this decade and beyond.”