Suggested Reading

China Goes West: Everything You Need To Know About Chinese Companies Going Global
Author: Joel Backaler
China's corporate champions have arrived. Consumers around the world are typing on Lenovo computers, storing food in Haier refrigerators and speaking on Huawei mobile phones. But how did products from these Chinese companies enter our daily lives?  China Goes West presents an unrivalled overview of Chinese companies' expansion into developed economies and the opportunities and challenges it brings.
Fashion Law and Business: Brands and Retailers
Author: Lois F. Herzeca and Howard S. Hogan
To the general public, the fashion industry is most closely identified with celebrated fashion houses mounting elaborate and highly publicized runway shows in the major fashion capitals of the world. In reality, the fashion industry is much more diverse, complex, and global. FASHION LAW AND BUSINESS unravels the complexity and provides clear guidance on the wide range of legal and business issues faced by fashion industry participants, including designers, suppliers, manufacturers of apparel and accessories, and retailers.
Makers
Author: Chris Anderson

Wired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.  In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. 

 
Building and Import / Export Business
Author: Kenneth D. Weiss
This bestselling, up-to-date guide shows you how to start your own import/export business, from researching a raw idea to a successful launch to ongoing, profitable business operations. Complete with real-life examples from importers and exporters, it helps you every step of the way, from targeting a market and preparing a business plan to dealing with foreign currencies, shipping procedures, customs requirements, and more. 
Innovate Like Edison
Authors: Michael J. Gelb / Sarah Miller Caldicott
Bestselling author Michael J. Gelb and Sarah Miller Caldicott introduce a carefully researched, easy-to-apply system of the five success secrets inspired by the creative methods of Thomas Alva Edison. The greatest innovator in American history, Edison set the stage for America’s global leadership in innovation by his focus on practical accomplishment.
 
Export / Import Procedures and Documentation
Authors: Thomas E. Johnson and Donna L. Bade
 
In the ever-changing world of complex international rules, laws, and regulations, even seasoned export/import professionals may find themselves in unfamiliar situations. This comprehensive answer book supplies readers with a clear view of the entire process, explaining the ins and outs of shipping and insurance; currency exchange; dealing with banks; contracts; customs; and transportation.
 
Product Design and Development
Author: Karl T. Ulrich and Steven D. Eppinger
 
Treating such contemporary design and development issues as identifying customer needs, design for manufacturing, prototyping, and industrial design, "Product Design and Development" by Ulrich and Eppinger presents in a clear and detailed way a set of product development techniques aimed at bringing together the marketing, design, and manufacturing functions of the enterprise.
 
 
Mastering Lean Product Devleopment
Author: Ronald Mascitelli
 
 
As competition in the manufacturing sector intensifies, excellence in new product development has become a mandate. Renowned author, educator, and lean product development expert Ron Mascitelli takes the reader through his Event-Driven Lean Product Development process, from its beginnings in innovation, effective problem-solving, knowledge creation, and organizational learning, through to the rapid commercialization of highly successful products. 
A Guide to the Project Management Body
Author: Project Management Institute
 
 
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results