Myths About Doing Business in China by Harold Chee and Chris West A tersely worded guide of 164 pages, this book sets out the 10 common fallacies about doing business on the mainland such as: that China is a single market of 1.3 billion people; that the economy will grow forever; that it is easy to make money; that the country is westernising; that guanxi is a time-consuming side-show to real business. The book is logically presented and well written. The authors lay down each of the myths, juxtaposing them with hard facts, and offering insight into how businesspeople deal with one another on the mainland, and giving advice on addressing relevant situations. The Breakthrough Imperative: How the Best Managers Get Outstanding Results by Mark Gottfredson and Stephen Schaubert This book is the result of two decades of research into what makes good managers. The authors expound on what they believe are the four laws that make managers successful. They are: costs and prices always decline; market position dictates strategy; profit pools don't stand still; and simplicity gets results. When assessing an organisation's existing situation and desired goals, the authors make their case that the consistent application of these four rules will allow managers to develop a framework for action, regardless of the individual manager's strengths and weaknesses.