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Pacific Rift by Michael Lewis
  

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Pacific Rift by Michael Lewis

This light-hearted look at business relations between Japan and the West follows the fortunes of two cultural transplants - Bob Collins, a forthright American insurance executive who lives and works in Tokyo, and Shuji Tomikawa, a Harvard-educated Japanese working for Mitsui Real Estate in New York City.Through his meetings with these men, the author is able to draw some surprising conclusions about current Japanese business practices, both in relation to foreigners attempting to trade with them, and in terms of their own headlong rush into overseas markets, from the Ginza bars of Tokyo to the wino gangs of Times Square.

Reviews

As traders would say, this book is a buy * Financial Times * Wickedly funny * Daily Express * A highly immoral book * Daily Mail * Immense verve and wit * 20/20 Magazine * Read all about it: headlong greed, inarticulate obscenity, Animal House horseplay . . . * The Sunday Times * Praise for LIAR'S POKER: 'An amazing book, readable, funny and mind-boggling ... one of the great business books of all time' * Punch *


About the Author

Michael Lewis is a former banker who worked at Salomon Brothers in the height of Eighties boom. He writes regularly as a journalist and is the author of several books, including the international bestseller, LIAR'S POKER.

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Book Info

Publication date

13th October 2011

Author

Michael Lewis

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Categories

International business
Cultural studies

ISBN

9781444738070

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