Tim Clissold was educated at Cambridge University and lived and worked in China for more than twenty years. He cofounded a private equity group, spent time at Goldman Sachs recovering distressed assets, and more recently, started a business that invests in greenhouse gas emission reduction projects in China through the UN's Clean Development Mechanism. He is the author of `Mr. China', which was translated into twelve languages and was one of the Economist Magazine books of the year.
`Clissold's attempt to encapsulate how China works in five neat rules is well timed ... fans of Clissold's first book will find plenty of only-in-China tales from the author's reincarnation as a carbon credit entrepreneur ... His amusing anecdotes illustrate some of the rules he sets out for foreigners mystified by China ... Formidable storytelling ... An entertaining and valuable book' Financial Times Praise for `Mr. China': `Clissold's memoir is an instant classic. Sharply observed, funny as hell. Indispensible' Time Magazine `Hugely entertaining ... Clissold loves China ... but he also views it with clarity and no small amount of humour' Washington Post `Delightful ... this trenchant, immensely entertaining study in the contradictions of Chinese capitalism should be required reading' Fortune Magazine `Clissold is a wonderful and compassionate narrator [with] a deep respect for the culture, language, and history' USA Today `One would be hard-pressed to find a serious Western investor in China who isn't aware of Clissold's eye-opening account' Forbes `A compelling account, related with sly humour and hard-earned wisdom' Library Journal