Dott writes in the dust cover blurb that he explores how chiles in China went from obscurity to ubiquity. If that is true, why is he stuck in the past and ignoring the current horticulture of a country that supposedly grows sixteen million tons of fresh chiles a year?
Bad Blood is a book that should be read by every business person anywhere. It’s not only educational, it’s humbling. Despite nearly unlimited funding, these people couldn’t make a success out of a flawed business plan.
The colonies of America loved the pirates because they spent money–lots of it–to replenish their ships, buying food, liquor, clothing, sailing gear (like lines and anchors) while they stayed and dined at inns, dallied with prostitutes, and bribed government officials.