serves as a quick reference to business leaders in the following Asian economies: Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, and China. The political and social ramifications of development on modern consumption make the rapid pace of the regionís economic development especially exciting. The economies and the business leaders represented were chosen on the basis of several factors, such as amount of media attention garnered, recognition for professional achievement, and differentiation in industries.

Some of the industries and their leaders who are profiled include: Stan Shih of Acer, Nandan Nilekani of Infosys, Yan Cheung of Nine Dragons Paper, Richard Li of PCCW, Hui Wing Mau of Shimao Group and Lee Shau Kee of Henderson Land Development. These leaders and others profiled have many impressive industry accomplishments within their respective industries.

In the competitive world of business, those at the top of their filed serve as leaders as well as the standard setters. Understanding who the leaders are and how they have attained successful careers is a necessary part of defining oneís own professional success.