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'Billions' and 'Breakthrough'

This month's book selections take a look at business in the Far East and businesses that hit it big without venture capital.

This story appears in the March 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

China and , which make up a third of the world's population, share a long border and a longer history of economic and cultural ties. Yet entrepreneurs from the two countries are very different, as Indian-born professor reveals in Billions of Entrepreneurs (Harvard Business School Press, $29.95). While India and Indians revel in free-wheeling competition, China and its business owners seek stability and consensus. Whether competing in or with the two rising Asian superpowers, entrepreneurs everywhere need to know what to expect.

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