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Author: Conor Woodman
Publisher: Leicester : Ulverscroft, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Economist Conor Woodman has decided to test his negotiating skills, charm and eye for a bargain against some of the world's oldest trading cultures. He's sold his house to finance the trip, but if his hunches are right - trading Sudanese camels for Kenyan coffee, coffee for South African red wine and then off to China to buy porcelain with the proceeds - he'll return six months later with a lot of money, some new  Read more...
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Named Person: Conor Woodman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Conor Woodman
ISBN: 9781444801798 1444801791
OCLC Number: 520753905
Notes: TV tie-in.
Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2009.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Conor Woodman.

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"Economist Conor Woodman has decided to test his negotiating skills, charm and eye for a bargain against some of the world's oldest trading cultures. He's sold his house to finance the trip, but if his hunches are right - trading Sudanese camels for Kenyan coffee, coffee for South African red wine and then off to China to buy porcelain with the proceeds - he'll return six months later with a lot of money, some new friends and a whole raft of brilliant tall tales. Conor believes that the principles of profit are universal wherever you go, whatever language you speak. Whether trading teak or bath taps, light bulbs or seafood he'll work out how to make money in every market he encounters along his route ..."--Publisher description.

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