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Walmart China Discoveries Are Not an Anomaly or Required to Accept

Walmart China Discoveries Are Not an Anomaly or Required to Accept
 

Walmart China has a problem and so do over 70% of the Western Businesses in China. Western Companies continues to think they can hire in China by their own western wisdom and succeed.  OK, some of the 70% are succeeding but not nearly as well as they could have.  Further, they always face the risk...


China Executive Search Placements So Important as Chinese GDP is #1

China Executive Search Placements So Important as Chinese GDP is #1
 

China Executive Search is not being thought through in the right way. China’s economy is now number 1. So let’s get this right. Let me give an example to show what I mean. China Executive Search Placement Gone Wrong Last year, we had a placement of ours fired by the GM just 6 months afte...


Deep Weaknesses in Relying on Interviewing in China

Deep Weaknesses in Relying on Interviewing in China
 

Interviewing in China is important and takes time. However, relying on expert interviewing is certainly not a plan in China. China Law Blog has a post up on suing in China. I paste my point of interest below. China’s arbitral bodies allow little to no discovery and they oftentimes do not even allo...


Face in China and Consistently Successful Hiring

Face in China and Consistently Successful Hiring
 

Face in China means that people tell you what they think you want to hear. Is that best for you? Face in China Illustrated Through Gates in China A generation ago when I was studying Chinese at a Chinese college I learned about Gates. The school in Chengdu I studied at had horrible quality in [&hell...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People
Posted on Nov 25, 2014

Why Do Business in China?

Why Do Business in China?
 

Business in China is changing as China matures and its economy transitions.  Chinese economic growth is slowing down, so people think China is no use considering the difficulties. So in any interview with Dan Harris of China Law Blog, we get his succinct and great answer. LD: With all its challenge...

Categories: China, Market Entry
Posted on Nov 18, 2014

China Demographics and Impact on the China Market

China Demographics and Impact on the China Market
 

China Demographics are enlightening and worth knowing for anyone active in the China market. The problem is not too many babies for a 1.3 billion person country, but a huge shortfall in babies. See the Wikipedia Article for more thought. I also pasted some data below. United Nations, 2010 est of Chi...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Market Entry
Posted on Nov 11, 2014

3x3x4 Formula to Great Job Descriptions for China

3x3x4 Formula to Great Job Descriptions for China
 

Great Job Descriptions for China and overall plans for hiring are not unlike those for anywhere in the world. First let me talk about what usually happens.  Customers give us JD’s with 15 responsibilities and 6 requirements. Considerable thought goes into each point, and it is not easy for ma...

Categories: China, Getting Good People
Posted on Nov 4, 2014

J.K. Rowling and Her Harry Potter on Leadership

J.K. Rowling and Her Harry Potter on Leadership
 

Leadership sometimes is denigrated as we have made the wrong guy the leader like many Western companies have here in China. Surely, everyone has their own definition of leadership, but I espouse this one: Leadership is getting things done through other people. Some people hire leaders because they a...

Categories: Getting Good People, Leadership, Uncategorized
Posted on Oct 27, 2014

Cost of a Bad China Hire – Thoroughly Avoidable Damage

Cost of a Bad China Hire – Thoroughly Avoidable Damage
 

The cost of a Bad China hire is worth looking at in a little more detail. The Street has up a post on bad hiring that can help us think in China. I paste some below: 20% of all hires are bad hires and Of course some costs of a bad hire aren’t always obvious […]...


Chinese Mentality (commonly): Victim of History and Underdog Mentality

Chinese Mentality (commonly): Victim of History and Underdog Mentality
 

What are some common elements in Chinese mentality? Is China a victim of history?  Should China and Chinese people carry an underdog mentality into work or onto the world stage? Chinese Mentality Well it does and a recent research paper call Unmasking China’s Assertive Behavior in the Mariti...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture
Posted on Oct 15, 2014

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