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Marco Polo Didn't Go There: Stories and Revelations from One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer

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by Rolf Potts

Publisher: Travelers' Tales Guides

For the past ten years, Rolf Potts has taken his keen postmodern travel sensibility into the far reaches of five continents for such publications as National Geographic Traveler, Salon.com, and The New York Times Magazine. This book documents his boldest, funniest, and most revealing journeys — from getting stranded without water in the Libyan Desert, to crashing the set of a Leonardo DiCaprio movie in Thailand, to learning the secrets of Tantric sex in a dubious Indian ashram.

Marco Polo Didn't Go There is more than just an entertaining journey into fascinating corners of the world. The book is a unique window into travel writing, with each chapter containing a commentary track — endnotes that reveal the ragged edges behind the experience and creation of each tale. Offbeat and insightful, this book is an engrossing read for students of travel writing as well as armchair wanderers.

China Streetsmart: What You MUST Know to be Effective and Profitable in China

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by John Chan

Publisher: Prentice Hall, Pearson Education Asia Pte Ltd

China Streetsmart is an invaluable book for investors who desire to learn the secrets of award-winning businesses operating in China today. This book clears up the confusion and conflicting stories on what it takes to be successful in China by not postulating theory but rather giving investors practical and proven advice.

Concerned about corruption, protecting your intellectual property and whether or how to find the right local partner? China Streetsmart covers all these topics and more with real life examples to help China investors, both new and old, improve their effectiveness and ultimately create profitable businesses.