My first book was published in 1988 with co-author Mike Robert by HarperCollins, The Innovation Formula. It was quickly translated into German and Italian, became a text in The Wharton School, and is still available though never updated.
I receive copies of all foreign translations, but never actually look at them. My wife recently took the Italian copy to send to a friend, and said, “You’ll never guess who wrote your preface for the Italian book!”
You never know.