China's century: the awakening of the next economic powerhouse

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Wiley, Mar 21, 2001 - China - 421 pages
Underdogs in Overdrive is an inspirational guide for Asia's budding technopreneurs. Based on the author's own experiences in the region's dynamic technology sector, Underdogs in Overdrive provides tomorrow's winners with the basic building blocks to harness their entrepreneurial flair. The book is useful for those who have yet to "take the plunge," those who have taken the first steps, and also for those whose companies are in the early stages of development in the New Economy. For the rest of us, Ilyas Khan provides an armchair view of the front lines of the technopreneurial revolution, and personal, incisive insights about today's key trends and players. The book is characterized by an irreverent approach that will touch all who aspire to greatness as technology entrepreneurs. A generous sprinkling of cartoons and "exercises" lifts this work above normal "how to" guides. The book is accompanied by a multi-media CD, and readers will find updates and inspiration from the related website

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ILYAS KHAN is the co-founder and managing director of Founded in 1998, is a unique combination of technology services and financial expertise that finds, finances, and builds technology businesses in Asia. In addition to Ilyas is also a member of the boards of a number of other technology companies including Entone Technologies ( Webmedia Group ( and Gorilla Asia ( Prior to founding, Ilyas was an investment banker, having started his career with H. Henry Schroder Wagg in London in 1984. He moved to Hong Kong in 1989, and has built businesses for Citicorp, UBS and Nomura in Asia.

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