Down (But Not Out) In Beijing and Shanghai is designed to be part lessons learnt, part snapshot picture and part my personal reflection on a real and challenging time living and working in China. The main focus this book is looking to get to is the significance of culture and how little is really understood about it in an example driven, hopefully humorous way.


There is a real point to be made about the huge gulf between “Corporate World” and the realities of life on the ground, and the fact that the attitude of “it will never happen to me” is quite simply naivety on a grand scale.