Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Mediocre ****

Last modified: April 25, 2020, 1:20 p.m.

Starts of as a idol-portrait of Jack Ma, continues to try and explain Jack Ma (and fails), then goes into a very dry and not very informative review of the dotcom landscape in China during the start of the century (mildly interesting) amd iterates a lot of stuff that you can find more details about on the Wikipedia.

I had high hopes for this book, as I am interested in Alibaba et al, and visited China in 2019, and saw the spread of technology that had transformed the society in the big cities. But this book fails to explain the Chinese characteristics, the Chinese IT industry and the BAT (Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent).

Seems more like a book that was written to take advantage of peoples interest, than a honest attempt to explain anything. 


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