About the Author
JACK PERKOWSKI was a working-class kid from western Pennsylvania who got a football scholarship to Yale and went on to a successful career as an investment banker for Paine Webber. After twenty years on Wall Street, he asked himself whether he had the guts to do something completely different. He chucked his New York City lifestyle and bet the farm on China at a time when it was seen as an emerging economy, not the powerhouse it is today. He is now chairman and CEO of ASIMCO Technologies, among China’s largest automobile components makers, with twelve thousand employees in seventeen plants in eight provinces.