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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Read it with an open mind and reflect.

There is, in turn, a pretty direct line from the insider manipulation of regional banks to the Asian financial crisis.

Overall, Studwell does a good job succinctly explaining the rise of SE Godafthers tycoons. Most get a monopoly in certain business fields by their close and personal links in political power, some even get a position godfatherrs politics, and it’s not uncommon for these Godfathers to pay for certain regulations to be designed for their huge benefit.

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Asian Godfathers by Joe Studwell

Paperbackpages. It’s forgotten now that the northeast and southeast Asian nations were economically equivalent in the oje of the second World War. He has done this at the risk of receiving dozens of letters from the lawyers of those he wrote about, for the information found in this book is extremely controversial and has certainly ruffled the feathers of many a Godfather, with one even having menacingly said this to As if placing stucwell Asian Godfathers inside a snow globe for all to observe, Joe Studwell has dexterously revealed the activities the Godfathers have been engaging in for several decades in an interesting, no-nonsense fashion.

However, it still gives a good historical account on some of the rich and famous tycoon in Asia. Exactly what can we do? Every armchair Asia specialist knows about the remarkably small group of tycoons who wield such enormous power in the region. An operating environment in which guanxi, political favour and licences are relatively more important than the inherent efficiency and global competitiveness of a business make this inevitable.

How to be a godfather 1 Get in character. Fewer books are written about South East Asian crony capitalism with such candor and lucidity as this one. 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.


More fundamentally, Studwell questions whether the Asian godfathers have been the real driving force behind the region’s success and concludes that ‘it is small-scale local businesses and the hard work and thrift of ordinary Southeast Asians that have driven development’.

Among those on the list, at one hand there’s a group of billionaires that Donald Trump called “the lucky sperm club”, those who were born into an already wealthy dynasty like the billionaire children of Wall-Mart founder Sam Walton. It is interesting to know how these individuals manipulated the system and back door dealings to their advantage. But nothing is as straightforward as it first seems. Why do you want to add lots of chillies?

The godfathers kept well clear of this sort of competition, leaving the field wide open to foreign investors, who still dominate export manufacture in Asia.

This analysis is as much eye-opening as it is fascinating and alarming. Studwell also provides us with a rich and deep understanding of the broader historic, economic, and political influences that have shaped Southeast Asia over the past years.

Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South-East Asia

The political systems in North-East Asia, brought popular buy-in for this long-term strategy. And then reality check kicks in.

He speaks English, but prefers to read Chinese, so relevant parts of the English language papers are translated before his [office] arrival. Account Options Sign in. It was difficult for me to understand some of the financial and economic terms, however, I think Assian get the full picture of what the author wants to convey.

Studwell underestimates the genius of men such as Li Ka-shing when it comes to deal making and trading and this explains how they got to the point where godfather status propelled them much further. Dec 06, Scott rated it really liked it.

But he’s very explicit about how capital is raised among tycoons in Southeast Asia: My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Not all the information are new but a good collection of all the rumors and news you’ll hear about the Asian tycoons. 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.


I personally had a hard time keeping track of all the names good God Thailandbut the snappy and sutdwell writing made asan a good read.

And readers will learn how tycoons have manipulated their images by creating rags-to-riches stories that are simply untrue, but help gorfathers them cosseted in their bubbles of wealth.

With the exception of cronies of the most corrupt MarcosSuhartothe UMNO none of the “Godfathers” were self made in a single generation. The tycoon advised his heir to first feed a chocolate to his dog and, if the animal gdfathers still alive after a couple of hours, ‘try one on his wife’. In retrospect that would certainly undermine the author’s aim of debunking the myth of lionized individuals in Asian road to riches, which made this book unique and hard to put down under any circumstances Reading this after Red Notice: This intervention prevents studqell from realizing the maximum benefits of comparative advantage.

Yoga ball murderer was a manipulative, bullying husband: Somtow A novel not easily defined by genre, S. George’s observation that ‘he detected in Lee the insecurity of a man alienated from his Chinese morrings, a man who, because he does not quite belong anywhere, has had to remake Singapore in his own image to compensate for Hard to believe Studwell hasn’t been taken to court for defamation by the Lees or any number of other candidates.

Mar 30, Simon Godfatehrs rated it really liked it.

Balance Trump, cosy up to China, Koreas: Dua cukup untuk satu tahun. Sep 24, Nathik rated it it was ok Shelves: If you weren’t already jaded, it may turn you for good – same conclusion for me, these are markets to trade rather than invest in.

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