China has more than one billion people. That's one billion potential customers. China Now is your must-have guide to this exciting world of opportunity, written by a top corporate advisor and a renowned business professor who specialize in East-West business strategy. Together Mark Lam and John Graham have worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of American and Chinese executives, and now share with you their most successful strategies, tactics, and insights.
"Excruciatingly bad Chinese pronunciation"
John Lennon and Yoko Ono – December 17th 1969: Interviewed at legendary rockabilly musician Ronnie Hawkins’ ranch outside Toronto, the couple details their new campaign for peace. They discuss a week they spent earlier in the month with camera crews for two British documentaries, a newly released live album, and a benefit concert they had recently played in London. Just two days prior, posters had been put up in twelve cities around the world bearing the enduring, simple message, “WAR IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT Happy Christmas from John & Yoko.”
More classic comedy from the days when the Civil Service had a sense of humour. The Men from the Ministry were the hilarious radio forerunners of TV's Yes Minister, bungling bureaucrats who bungled for fifteen glorious years from 1962 to 1977. Muddling through were Wilfrid Hyde White, as the first head of the ubiquitous General Assistance Department, and the imperturbable Deryck Guyler, who followed him in 1966. Richard Murdoch was their faithfully incompetent Number Two.
The record of any American President attracts attention, but Barack Obama, the first African-American president in the nation's 240-year history, is of special interest. Obama came into office as the economy was careening into the worst downturn since the Great Depression. On the political front, he would be challenged by the intense congressional polarization faced by Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, exacerbated by the rise of the Tea Party movement.
The Lost Stories: adventures that were originally written for the Doctor Who television series but never made. Now available to hear for the first time... The Tardis has been drawn to Blackpool in the year 1985, where the Doctor intends to investigate a dangerous space/time vortex...while enjoying some local attractions along the way. But an old enemy is watching from his base deep within the amusement park, a timeless being who craves revenge.
Rather than offering simply a detailed retelling of the Titanic's sinking on her maiden voyage, John Maxtone-Graham devotes his considerable knowledge and impeccable prose to a discussion of salient, provocative, and rarely investigated components of the story, including dramatic survivors' accounts of the events of the fateful night....
"Good story, weak performance"
Justin files suit against his fiancee, Sarah. They are recently engaged and Sarah would like to take professionally shot engagement photos. Justin thinks engagement photos are silly and he is opposed to the idea.
Stephanie files suit against her friend Sewit. They are both members of a Las Vegas community service group that often uses raffles for fundraising. Stephanie thinks members of their group should be prohibited from entering the raffles, but Sewit has no problem with it. With Guest Bailiffs Dave Shumka and Graham Clark of Stop Podcasting Yourself!