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400 Million Customers
400 Million Customers

400 Million Customers

By Carl Crow, Foreword by Paul French


260 Pages, 5.75 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $21.99)

Publication Date: October 2008

ISBN 9789881762153

Rights: WOR X UK, EUR & CN

Earnshaw Books (Oct 2008)


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Probably the best selling book on doing in business in China ever – and undoubtedly the best ever written – Carl Crow’s 400 Million Customers is both amusing and informed. First published in 1937, 400 Million Customers is the distillation of the experiences of one of the most successful foreign businessmen ever to wash up on the China coast. Crow brilliantly explains the eternal truths about doing business in the Middle Kingdom. Enhanced with a foreword by Carl Crow expert and admirer, Paul French.


“A rich trove of anecdotes and insights about the Chinese people and doing business in China, much of which still holds true today.”  —James McGregor, author, One Billion Customers

Author Biography

Carl was a Missouri boy who studied journalism and then pitched up in Shanghai in 1911 to start China's first American-run English-language newspaper, the China Press. He then started his own advertising agency that made him wealthy and revolutionized advertising and brand management in China. He was one of the most prominent foreigners in China during the era between the world wars.