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

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

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

Starbucks China: Adapting and Maintaining to Success

Starbucks China: Adapting and Maintaining to Success
 

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 […]...


What Do You See?

What Do You See?
 

Western businessmen in China often think more simply than Chinese people. Note this research discovery from 2005 that I have never forgotten. Shown a photograph, North American students of European background paid more attention to the object in the foreground of a scene, while students from China s...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People
Posted on Sep 22, 2014

Good China Hiring is Hard to Make and Critical

Good China Hiring is Hard to Make and Critical
 

Good China hiring  is not like doing it in the West. It is more important here and harder as well. China Law Blog has an excellent post up on 5 common mistakes in China. I list his point 4 as want to expand on that. Do not underestimate the difficulty in finding quality personnel for […]...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People
Posted on Jul 10, 2014

Red Envelopes in China – A Sign That We Need to Think More

Red Envelopes in China – A Sign That We Need to Think More
 

Red Envelopes for bribery continue to be a part of the Chinese culture. In one aspect they signify a gap between the West and China.  China Law blog noted here how Chinese parents of sick children give money in red envelopes to surgeons to get them to do their best for their kid.  They think [&hel...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People
Posted on Jul 2, 2014

China’s Pollution – You Would Think America Never Had Pollution

China’s Pollution – You Would Think America Never Had Pollution
 

China’s pollution is overblown.  Sure Beijing has bad days. Look at this US EPA article on America’s history of pollution here to start thinking about where the US was just a generation ago. In my mind, I see the 50″s as a great time in the US.  It was also a very polluted time ...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Market Entry
Posted on Jun 24, 2014

Getting Arrested in China

Getting Arrested in China
 

Getting arrested in China is not common, but one should think about the risks.Dan Harris at China Law Blog has a post up on how not to get arrested in China.  Take a look at his fine article here Avoiding a Big Risk in Getting Arrested in China Compliance programs are smart like Dan has […]...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Government Issues
Posted on Jun 18, 2014

Chinese Morality – Something to Consider

Chinese Morality – Something to Consider
 

Chinese Morality is on the table today. China is growing and will keep growing because the government is smart and capable to find a a good path to keep things going. However, I wanted to send you this quote from Sinica. China’s lack of affordable housing, its food and air pollution, the count...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People
Posted on May 6, 2014

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