Many people have contributed to this book. I wish to thank (in alphabetical order) the many acquaintances, associates and friends in business who helped me: Krister Ahlstrom (President and CEO, A. Ahlstrom Corporation), Tony C.K. Au Young (General Manager and Director, Gillette (Shanghai) Ltd), Warren Buffett (Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.), John Patrick Casey (Partner, Peat Marwick), Manuel Jorge Cutillas (Chairman and CEO, Bacardi Ltd), Michael Eisner (Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company), Jack Eyman (China Rhome and Haas), Loo Kim Fa (Marketing and Sales Director, Gillette (Shanghai) Ltd), Werner Fischer (Vice President, Brother International Corporation), Patrick Gilmore (former President, Brother International Corporation), Roberto Goizueta (late Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company), David Hussey (David Hussey and Associates), Raymond J. Lane (President and COO, Oracle Corporation), Robert Lutz (President and COO, Chrysler Corporation) and Ernest S. Micek (Chairman, President and CEO, Cargill, Inc.).
Others who helped include: Rupert Murdoch (Chairman, News Corporation), Patrick Purcell (Publisher, Boston Herald), David Puttruck (President and CEO, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.), Joseph Saggese (Chairman, President and CEO, Borden Chemicals), Donald J. Schneider (President, Schneider International, Inc.), Peter Senge (Director, MIT's Center for Organizational Learning), Roberto Servitje (Chairman and CEO, Groupo Industrial BIMBO), Don Tapscott (President, Alliance of Converging Technologies), Daniel Tully (Chairman and CEO, Merrill-Lynch and Co., Inc.),