'Poorly Made in China' highlights the disturbing and dangerous practice known as 'quality fade', which involves the deliberate and secretive habit of widening profit margins through a reduction in the quality of materials over time.
NEWS & OPINION: Inc. Magazine's Best Books for Business Owners
Posted December 14, 2009, 7:35 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Jack was asked—along with author and editor-at-large Bo Burlingham, Inc. 's Leigh Buchanan, columnist Joel Spolsky, and Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh—to recommend books for Inc. Magazine's list of The Best Books for Business Owners of 2009.
NEWS & OPINION: The Economist's Page-turners
Posted December 8, 2009, 1:12 AM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
The Economist has released their Best Books List of 2009. In their Economics & Business category, they chose:
Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial Systems—and Themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Viking
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed, Penguin Press
How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities by John Cassidy, Farrar Straus Giroux
Poorly Made in China: An Insider’s Account of the Tactics Behind China’s Production Game by Paul Midler, John Wiley & Sons
Check out The Economist's Page-turners for summaries of these titles and their picks in other categories including Politics & Current Affairs, Biography & Memoirs, History, Science & Technology, Culture & Society and Fiction.