Porter Erisman offers rich insight into the idiosyncrasies of being a foreigner working for Chinese tech firm Alibaba in his book Alibaba’s World
Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce company on the planet, worth more than Amazon and eBay combined.
So this Chinese success story is ripe for investigation and Porter Erisman – who worked there for eight years – is well primed to do it.
Alibaba’s World offers rich insight into the idiosyncrasies of being a foreigner working for a Chinese tech firm, and is enlivened by the comedic Jack Ma, company founder and China’s richest person, who enjoys caterwauling karaoke in spandex and officiating mass weddings of employees.
Its ‘Alibaba and the 40 Lessons’ compendium features such fortune cookie nuggets as “be patient like a turtle” and “channel your inner Taoist”.
Published by Macmillan, £14.99