Category Archives : Chinese Culture


China Engagement – More Thought To Be Successful

China engagement plus

Wanted to give you a little more thought on China Engagement.  Ran across an informative and useful article at Boston Consulting Group. China Engagement for Employees is More Important Now Economic growth and the eager new players have run up against a substantial challenge in China: talent is increasingly difficult to find and keep, and […]

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Walmart China Discoveries Are Not an Anomaly or Required to Accept

Walmart China Shenzhen

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 […]

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

China executive search more important now

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 after […]

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Deep Weaknesses in Relying on Interviewing in China

interview in China not in court

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 allow live testimony. […]

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

Chinese 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 Maritime Sphere helps explain. I paste a portion of […]

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Starbucks China: Adapting and Maintaining to Success

Starbucks in China - Xian

Star Bucks China is successful to date, and I see two reasons. 1. They adapted to China and Chinese tastes. 2. They maintained their core values. One of the things Starbucks has sought to do is to be a good place to work.  They have done the same here in Starbucks China. I paste below […]

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