CHARTING THE COURSE OF A BALANCED LIFE
CHARTING THE COURSE OF A BALANCED LIFE

War and Peace: America and China in the 21st Century

by WEI WANG

Publication date: 28 June 2019
Price: £23.99
Product data: 153mm X 234mm, 320 pages, hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-9551636-3-0

 

Synopsis


Since President Obama annouced in the autumn of 2011 that "America is back", the possibility of a war between the US and China in the Asia-Pacific region has dominated news headlines of the world - including the crisis in the South and East China Seas and "the Thucydides's Trap" , which says this war is "inevitable".

 

Yet, by examining the histories of both China and the US, Wei Wang shows that "the Thucydides's Trap" is a logic applicable only to Western powers, and that while America is addicted to war - as many conscientious Americans have realised, China's heart is for peace. As such, if a war ever breaks out between America and China, the responsibility will be the former's. Going forward, if America wants to lead the world, it must learn from China, just as China has learnt from the West in past forty years, and rebuild itself from inside out. 

China and the World: Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow

by WEI WANG

Publication date: 28 June 2019
Price: £9.99 / US$19.95 / HK$150.00
Product data: 128mm X 196mm, 208 pages, hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-9551636-2-3
Publisher: 2W Publishing Ltd

 

Synopsis


"Made in China. "Beijing Olympics". "The China Threat". ... With the arrival of the new mellinium, China is increasingly in the world’s spotlight, and yet how many in the West really understand China? The worrying fact is that crude stereotypes and misunderstandings about China abound, poisoning international relations.

 

In this passionate and compelling work, best-selling author Wei Wang uses his razor-sharp insights into both Western and Chinese civilisations to come up with an unexpected and fascinating perspective on where China comes from, where it is heading and what it will contribute to the world. After taking us on a stunning tour from the words of Achilles’ mother and the stories of China’s earliest emperors to the landing of spacecraft on Mars, the publication of Sam Harris’ The End of Faith, and the spread of Confucian thought, he draws a bold and exhilarating conclusion: man's future wellbeing rests on both God’s mind and a human heart.

Culture and Management: Why Hofstede's "Five Dimensions" May Not Be

by WEI WANG and BRANDAN MCSWEENEY

Publication date: 28 June 2019
Price: £20.99
Product data: 153mm X 234mm, 224 pages, hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-9551636-5-4

 

Synopsis

 

Since the publication of his book Culture's Consequences in 1980, Hofstede has often been regarded as the "father of modern cross-cultural research", with his "five dimentions" model dominating business training and education, and most critically, academic research in international business and management.

 

Drawing on their combined practical and academic experience and their mastery of the nautre of both Western and Chinese civilisations, Dr Wang and Professor McSweeney not only break the scientific halo of "Hofstede's five dimensions" model but also look at culture and management from the ground up, thereby developing a theory of action for international business and management. They conclude this landmark book by calling for a Copernican revolution in cross-cultural research.

Entrepreneurship and Strategy in China: Why Porter's "Five Forces" May Not Be

by WEI WANG


Publication date: 1 December 2020
Price: £20.99
Product data: 153mm X 234mm, 224 pages, hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-9551636-6-1

 

Synopsis

 

In 1979, Harvard professor Michael Porter proposed that in order to succeed, American firms need to analyse the Five Forces in their business environment, i.e.  "potential entrants", "suppliers", "buyers", "substitutes", and, most central, "industry competitors". Since then, "Porter's five forces" has become the holy grail of strategy in the business education and consulting world.

 

In this landmark book, going beyond the narrow, extremely competitive focus of Porter's model and drawing on Sun Tzu's timeless strategic wisdom, Wei Wang shows that business success in China - and in the global world at large - is determined instead by the new "five forces" model, i.e. business purpose, business location, business climate, business organisation and business leader, with "collaborative innovation" right at its heart.

The Art and Science of Business: Marrying Western and Chinese Strengths to Thrive in the Global World

by WEI WANG

Publication date: 1 December 2021
Price: £20.99
Product data: 153mm X 234mm, 224 pages, hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-9551636-4-7

 

Synopsis

 

We live in a globalised world, which requires, more than ever, business managers with a global mindset and the essential skills that enable them to navigate the complex and challenging global business waters. Yet, as recognised by more and more conscientious scholars, business education is in crisis as result of a chasm between what is taught and what is needed in the marketplace. 

 

In this landmark book, Wei Wang shows that China is a mirror to the nature of business, which is best understood as walking on the two legs of analytical thinking, a Western tradition, and human feelings, a Chinese tradition. By providing an overall synthesis that bridges the gaps between the global business landscape and a business school education, this is one of those rare books that will shape both business practice and education, and is destined to be a business classic.

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