Ripping Off Good Reads in China - LA Times, April 24, 2005
The five-volume "Executive Ability" book series is a
classic in Chinese business and management circles. Collectively,
it has sold more than 2 million copies in the last two years. Top
universities and public libraries in China keep multiple copies on
It's also a big fake.
The series purports to be a translation of English-language works,
but no such titles exist. The principal author a Paul Thomas,
said to be an eminent Harvard University business professor
is not real. Also made up is the rave review on the back cover, attributed
to the Wall Street Journal: "The most practical and advanced
management thought of our time."...