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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Only rarely, as in the case of Thailand’s Thaksin Shinawatra, have they directly sought political power for themselves. But he’s very explicit about how capital is raised among tycoons in Southeast Asia: Return to Book Page.
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How to be a godfather 2 Core cash flow. Given the same time, space, education and opportunity would anyone be as godfathwrs as them?
Skip to main content. I seldom write reviews, but this is a book that deserves to be read by more. I also think it’s a great piece to dispel myths on exactly how Asia developed the way that it did.
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It must have cost Joe Studwell a good deal of work to integrate his knowledge of Asian business and politics and produce this exceptional book. The industries that were steel, shipbuilding, etc.
Oct 30, Jordi Costa rated it really liked it. There is also a repeated discussion about the economic purpose of Singapore and Hong Kong: Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic is a romp through a bygone era, studying the lives of six artists who left their homelands to pursue creativity elsewhere.
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Where are you from? My Life With Bob: No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s The System there, in which capitalism has meant favoring the few. It’s a thesis convincingly sustained as Studwell travels the region pointing out raw material concessions here, infrastructure projects there and government-granted monopolies more or less everywhere, which eliminate competition and are licences to print money. East Asia Japan, Korea, Taiwan have developed domestic companies that invent technology and compete globally.
Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South East Asia
This is the ugly truth of most of the so-called Godfathers’ wealth in South East Asia. Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators and Fading Empires is an erudite series of compelling historical vignettes that together create a colourful portrait of the Pacific Ocean and its modern past. When I was a teenager I voraciously read endless business and personal finance books from ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ Series and ‘Think and Grow Rich’, to the psychology of millionaires, to the big-ass reference ‘Business: Yes, the godfathers do steal, bribe, rob, transgress, and exploit, but they do so within a preset legal and executive systemic political players that enable them.
Some of the more questionable arguments of Studwell: It’s a missing link in a compelling story. Studwell also includes Hong Kong and Singapore in his analysis. I was obsessed on learning what they’re doing to earn a place in that list, read their biographies extensively and dreamt that someday somehow I too could make it into the list. And readers will learn how tycoons have manipulated their images by creating rags-to-riches stories that are simply untrue, but help keep them cosseted in their bubbles of wealth.
Sincewhen a flood of foreign money increased capitalisation in regional markets by around 2. The tycoon advised his heir to first feed a chocolate to his dog and, if the animal was still alive after a couple of hours, ‘try one on his wife’.
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Essentially a who’s – who introduction to the modern history of South East Asian tycoons. 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. You may also like.
There are big implications here for both China and the USA. There is only one company authorised to bring sand to Hong Kong for construction.
And, as Thaksin’s fall showed, power is much better secured by indirect means. A decade later, Godfather says, very little has changed in the way these tycoons do business. Yes, the godfathers do steal, bribe, rob, transgress, and exploit, but they do so within a preset legal and executive systemic political players that enable A book about the rich and famous that really contains a story about South East Asia.
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 Aian 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.
Nov 02, W rated it liked it Shelves: This was godfqthers interesting and eye opening, but I think misses the broader successes of HK, which are fairly indisputable when one looks at studweell and immigration rates. This intervention prevents countries from realizing the maximum benefits of comparative advantage.