Currently a board member and advisor to companies in China and elsewhere in Asia, Zheng Mingxun, WG’61, has enjoyed a storied career that spanned the globe and the corporate, public and political sectors. Classmates and other Wharton constituents might recognize him by his Anglicized name, Paul Cheng. With his latest book, he applies his vast experience toward large and noble ambitions, to “offer a foundation for greater understanding between China and the West,” as he writes, an important goal given the multipolar geopolitical world he sees us entering. He tackles the task with snappily titled chapters—like “The Chinese Piggy Bank” and “Guns and Roses”—that help to explain China’s form of government, why relations could be rocky for the coming decades, the U.S. trade deficit with China and how China has become a major player in alternative energy, among other topics. Also look for a foreword by Wharton School Dean Thomas S. Robertson.
What are the 11 common myths about the U.S. health-care system? Why do they persist, how does the quality of health care (or lack of it) come into play and how can we move past them to an improved system? David Nash, WG’86, and co-author Sanjaya Kumar provide answers in an easy-to-digest 224 pages.
The fourth book from consultant, strategist, investor and Fast Company blogger Kaihan Krippendorff, ENG’94, W’94, Outthink the Competition is a culmination of 10 years of work with more than 5,000 executives and entrepreneurs. The book is a guide to following Krippendorff’s “Outthinker Process,” in which business leaders toss the old rules of the game and create their own rules in today’s disruptive and revolutionary environment.