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Innovation in China by William Johnson

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Preface

An expert is just an ordinary fellow from another town!

—Paraphrasing Mark Twain

Writing a book about a vast and complicated country, especially a short, concise book, is a daunting task, and I must admit that it took me a while to put pen to paper and finish this one. Besides more pragmatic concerns I had at the time (such as running an MBA program), one reason was my concern that I did not know enough about such a mysterious and reticent nation as China. Furthermore, I was concerned that people may wonder what a Caucasian from the West could say about innovation in the East. Being humble about our knowledge is important and a hallmark of careful thinkers since the time of Socrates. In my case as with others, the more I learn, the more ...

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