My family recently bought the game called Boggle, and I have been boggling with my 9 year old for the last few days. Boggle uses our divergent thinking ability. It is the ability to look at the same thing and see it in a different way. In my childhood, I understood that most excellent US students had poor divergent thinking.
The US standard NDA is a classic business example of this. It says you will not disclose this to anyone. No one every considered that their supplier in China would not disclose but would use to compete against them. No one ever imagined that this guy’s business would sign to and not compete but his other family business would. Chinese thinking is divergent in the sense that they are not stuck in the same rut of thinking that we are.
This will help you if you hire a Chinese person who will really put his energy to work for you and without getting you in legal trouble. Do not think of their divergent ability as a problem. It is simply a leadership challenge.
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