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An illuminating biography of one of China’s leading entrepreneurs

China’s recent global economic rise has been phenomenal – and is being led by entrepreneurs like Robin Li

Written by a leading writer with inside knowledge and contacts

Fascinating account of Li’s life, challenges and motivations – as well as the business ideas behind his success

Part of the ‘China’s Entrepreneurs’ series that offers illuminating biographies of China’s greatest entrepreneurs

Book Details

Publisher: LID Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-912-555-45-1

Bookbinding: Paperback

Format: 198 x 129 mm


AUTHOR

GUO HONGWEN is a leading Chinese biographer and a member of China Writers Association. With deep insight into famed Chinese companies, Guo has written descriptive and revelatory pieces on internal corporate mechanisms and development passwords. He has written over 20 biographies.  

 


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Ebook, Hardcover

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