Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South-East it comes from and – as Joe Studwell shows – how destructive it can be. Asian Godfathers. Joe Studwell. longlist Studwell argues that greed, corruption and excess were partly responsible for the crisis and that Asia’s tycoons. Compre o livro Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia na : confira as ofertas para por Joe Studwell ( Autor).
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Branson and others got me convinced that getting the right idea at the right time and place, combined with all the right entrepreneurial zest are the only recipe for success. True, a few of them might feel at home with Tony Soprano.
Asian Godfathers by Joe Studwell
Chef and Thai food expert David Thompson also includes plenty of interesting history and reportage about the street food of the kingdom. Overall, Studwell does a good job succinctly explaining the rise of SE Asia’s tycoons.
I wish more would read this book and realized how the public has been short changed by the government and these individuals. Trudging up with an assistant on the eve of the new millennium, he reflects on his life and its highlights and lowlights along the way. The economic effect of this has been to make domestic goods and services — whether an apartment in Hong Kong or flour in Malaysia — more expensive than they would otherwise be and to limit the growth of globally competitive companies.
With the exception of cronies of the most corrupt MarcosSuhartothe UMNO none of the “Godfathers” were self made in a single generation. How these countries operate during colonial times, the political and economic structures during their independence and how it is gradually changed and shaped into the countries we know now, one regulation change at a time.
In South-East Asia, by godfatherz, land remained concentrated on the wealthy few i. This is must read for anyone interested in understanding the background of the large Asian families and how they came and kept their power.
The industries that were steel, shipbuilding, etc. Apr 22, Simon Hung rated it it was amazing. Dispatches from a Blue Plastic Table is a memoir of avid street-food-diner-turned-blogger Graham Holliday. Import substitution produced large companies, but it did not achieve the objective of making local jooe originate internationally competitive manufactures.
Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South East Asia
Rich Stories from the Land of the White Elephant is a collection of colourful snippets from various written sources about Bangkok, mostly from the s through to the s. Why do you want to add lots of chillies?
In Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, exports were developed by indigenous companies while governments blocked foreign investment. As if placing these Asian Godfathers inside studwekl snow globe for all to observe, Joe Studwell has dexterously revealed the activities the Godfathers have been engaging in for several decades in an interesting, no-nonsense fashion. Published inthe book shows a snapshot of Asia back then, a meandering and enjoyable read for those particularly interested in the region.
The key to obtaining godfather status is “core cash flow”. They told Ho to stay out of the kitchen if he cou I was hoping it would be a bit more salacious and tabloid and less empirical and scholastic but a great read nevertheless both on the contemporary socioeconomic structure of Southeast Asia and the manner by which Colonialism’s empowering of minority and immigrant groups lasts today in the forms of various tycoons and the protected industries they rule.
Earthbound Travels in the Far Eastsees Italian journalist Tiziano Terzani roam mostly across the Southeast Asia of the early s, introducing us to some intriguing characters and fascinating anecdotes.
The possibilities for tax evasion and transfer pricing between different south-east Asian jurisdictions have also produced vast funds in need of off-shore havens.
George’s observation that ‘he detected in Lee the gosfathers of a man alienated from his Chinese morrings, a man who, because he does not quite belong anywhere, has had to remake Singapore in his own image to compensate for his own alienation’.
An operating environment in which guanxi, political favour and licences are relatively more important than the inherent efficiency and global competitiveness of a business make this inevitable. Joe Studwell excellently defends his position that even though Southeast Asia has a higher per capita portion of the richest business families in the world, that their wealth is unfairly gained through political mechanisms at the expense of studwfll country’s citizens.
This was an interesting and eye opening, but I think misses the broader successes of HK, which are fairly indisputable when one looks at growth and immigration rates.
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Balance Trump, cosy up to China, Koreas: It doesn’t add up, it doesn’t make sense. Sep 24, Nathik rated it it was ok Shelves: My only misgiving is that it sometimes attempts too much, and the mostly engaging writing turns unwieldy at parts.
Hong Kong and Singapore are the Switzerland o Interesting. Mar 30, Simon Ng rated it really liked it. Not all the information are new but a good collection of all the rumors and news you’ll hear about the Asian tycoons.
Adventures in the Kingdom is a gentle, intimate look at Cambodia today. Books by Joe Studwell. George’s observation that ‘he detected in Lee the insecurity of a man alienated from his Chinese morrings, a man who, because he does not quite belong anywhere, has had to remake Singapore in his own image to compensate for Hard to believe Studwell hasn’t been taken to court for defamation by the Lees or any number of other candidates.
His more interesting points are: Furthermore, Studwell argues that most of the Chinese diaspora is well assimilated into their adopted ASEAN countries, but this then begs the question: Jadi berasa lebih ngeuh saja. As I grew older the answer became clearer: The Ocean of the Future or, in other editions, Pacific: We couldn’t help thinking of the fictionalised account of some of these families in Crazy Rich Asians ; we strongly suggest reading them in conjunction with each other. But Afterland by Mai Der Vang is an extraordinary collection of powerful poems that excavate the humanity of those swept up in the war and the subsequent exodus of someHmong refugees to the United States.
And of course there’s the ultimate entrepreneur Richard Branson, who has built around diverse companies under one brand name Virgin. The author of How Asia Works follows the money.