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Joe Studwell

Joe Studwell

The Best 6 Books on Joe Studwell

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How Asia Works

Named by Bill Gates as one of his Top 5 Books of the Year
An Economist Best Book of the Year


In the 1980s and 1990s many in the West came to believe in the myth of an East-Asian economic miracle, with countries seen as not just development prodigies but as a unified bloc, culturally and economically similar, and inexorably on the rise. In How Asia Works, Joe Studwell distills extensive research into the economics of nine countries—Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and China—into an accessible, readable narrative that debunks Western misconceptions, shows what really happened in Asia and why, and for once makes clear why some countries have boomed while others have languished. Impressive in scope, How Asia Works is essential reading for anyone interested in a region that will shape the future of the world.
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How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region by Joe Studwell (2014-01-02)

How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region by Joe Studwell (2014-01-02)
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The China Dream : The Elusive Quest for the Greatest Untapped Market on Earth

The China Dream : The Elusive Quest for the Greatest Untapped Market on Earth
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Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia

The author of How Asia Works follows the money. “Alarming . . . enlightening . . . Joe Studwell should be named chief myth buster for Asian business” (Financial Times).
 
Hong Kong and Southeast Asia are home to five hundred million people, yet their economies are dominated by only fifty families whose interests range from banking to real estate, shipping to sugar, gambling to lumber. At their peak, eight of the world’s two dozen richest men were Southeast Asian, but their names would not be familiar to most regular readers of The Wall Street Journal.
 
A complex mythology surrounds these billionaires, but in Asian Godfathers, Joe Studwell finds that the facts are even more remarkable than the myths. Studwell has spent fifteen years as a reporter in the region, and he marshals his unprecedented sources to paint intimate and revealing portraits of the men who control Southeast Asia. Studwell also provides us with a rich and deep understanding of the broader historic, economic, and political influences that have shaped Southeast Asia over the past 150 years.
 
Asian Godfathers is a riveting and illuminating book that lifts the curtain on a world of staggering secrecy and hypocrisy, and reveals—for the first time—who the leaders of one of the planet’s most important and tumultuous markets really are, why they got to the top, and how they keep themselves there.
 
“The romp around the region’s pleasure domes is a blast.” —The Wall Street Journal Asia
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Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South East Asia by Joe Studwell (2008-08-14)

Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South East Asia by Joe Studwell (2008-08-14)
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How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region by Joe Studwell (2013-06-25)

How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region by Joe Studwell (2013-06-25)
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