“If you want to do business in China, Jack Perkowski is your man. In Managing the Dragon he takes you into the heart of the Middle Kingdom and shows you the way with insight, humor, and the kind of practical advice an entrepreneur or a down-home tourist needs to navigate this fascinating and often bewildering colossus of a country.”
“I’ve just finished Managing the Dragon, which I thought was fantastic. I was riveted by it. I cannot believe what Jack Perkowski has accomplished and what an adventure he’s had, how he lived through it, how he’s succeeded, and how well written his book is. It reads somewhere between a novel, a how-to book, and a primer on a second business life in a developing country.”
“I love Jack Perkowski’s book. It tells, with some bravado and lots of humility, the firsthand story of a man who dared himself to move to China to seize upon the greatest economic boom of our age. Perkowski invites us into his world, into the blur of business meetings and friendships, hirings, firings, and onto China’s shop floors. He reveals what it took to build a world-class manufacturing company in a country where you need to set firm goals but reach them in an environment where the rules and circles of influence shift daily. Managing the Dragon is more than a manual, more than a memoir; it is a gift from a seasoned friend offering the keys to his wisdom and experience.”
—Ted C. Fishman, author of China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World
“Managing the Dragon is more than a great story about Jack Perkowski and his courage to move to the new frontier; it is a graduate degree in the trials, tribulations, and successes of starting from scratch in China. Jack captures the essence of doing business in China and turns it into a very compelling ‘how-to’ guide.”
—Timothy Manganello, CEO of BorgWarner, Inc.