Yunnan Province is the most southerly part of China and the area most closely linked to the remainder of the Mekong Region for historical, ethnic and cultural reasons. It is a diverse area, ranging from the foothills of the Tibetan plateau in the northwest where the Himalayas provide the origins of the great rivers that water the region. The central area is a plain where the cities of Dali, Chuxiong and the capital Kunming (the ‘Spring City’) may be found.
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There are so many management self-help books available these days that many if not most of them have begun to rely on gimmicks to try to stand out from the swelling throng. It is very refreshing, therefore, to come across one that relies on careful observation of human behaviour and pragmatic responses to the problems likely to be encountered in the course of a managerial career. Authors Wasserman and Katz draw upon their many years of experience as management consultants to find a series of vignettes which are presented in straightforward language with the lessons to be learned clearly signposted.
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