The Philippines’s national hero is shed and Jose is seen as a successor of a business family. The book begins with the roots of the family’s wealth created over five generations. Then it presents an unique historical interpretation by setting aside the Philippine government-created and mandated markets for studies on Rizal. His family’s background is also compared with other prominent Philippine business families of the past and the present, putting Rizal’s life and times on the premise of global economics and world history. Overwhelming factual and academic evidence shows that the Paciano and Jose episode was nothing but a failed business succession of fifth generation scions. This book also raises the issues of how Rizal’s famous novels have become, in the context of business, economics, democracy and capitalism, myopic visions of a dreamer of fiction typically detached from economic realities.
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E. Sip-Ng has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He works for a privately-funded think tank in the United States, and is currently doing a documentary about American-educated Filipino leaders. Mala Lim has Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in History. She has written three books published in the United States. “Son of a Businessman: Jose Rizal and His Mismanagement of Fifth-Generation Filipino-Chinese Wealth,” is her fourth major publication. She is currently working on a revised version of this book using primary sources coming from the letters and personal notes of Jose Rizal and his contemporaries, and is also researching for another book on global poverty.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 126 pages. 7.95x0.47x4.96 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1477520791