Excellent Colleagues Trump Everything Else

Excellent Colleagues Trump Everything Else
 

“Excellent colleagues trump everything else” This quote deserves more attention in this excellent HBR article on Netflix success. See the article here and the larger quote below. One day I was talking with one of our best engineers, an employee I’ll call John. Before the layoffs, he...


China Press Freedom – How Should We View It?

China Press Freedom – How Should We View It?
 

China Press Freedom is in the news, and I want to talk about it here. You can see what the White House recently said here. China has poor press freedoms, but is it because they hate freedom? See this chart of the world showing Press Freedom. China over the last 30 plus years has made greater [&hell...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Government Issues
Posted on Feb 7, 2014

Successful Business Leadership China – 10 Critical Points for Hiring

Successful Business Leadership China – 10 Critical Points for Hiring
 

Successful business leadership China can occur with the right thinking. I recently visited a GM we placed who is rapidly turning around a previously struggling US Wofe. He said, “Western companies are too cheap when they come to China. They need to spend the money to get the right guy to succe...

Categories: China, Getting Good People, Leadership
Posted on Jan 27, 2014

Chinese Per Capita Growth Through 2018 and Us

Chinese Per Capita Growth Through 2018 and Us
 

  Chinese per capita growth is a bigger story than China being the number 2 country by GDP. This map comes from an even better graphic projecting Chinese top notch growth to continue. See  it  all here on Wikipedia. China’s Gini Coefficient has some of the same problems as the US with ...

Categories: China, Market Entry
Posted on Jan 15, 2014

What’s Trust in China Got To Do With Our Success?

What’s Trust in China Got To Do With Our Success?
 

People worthy of our trust in China are rare, and that is worth talking about again in this blog. Vernal Management has a blog post that I want us to take a look at it. I recommend this blog, and you can find the whole thing here. I paste  one point here: In study after […]...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People, Leadership, Resumes
Posted on Jan 6, 2014

China Talent War is On and Growing – SME’s Can Still Win

China Talent War is On and Growing – SME’s Can Still Win
 

The China Talent War can be won with the right focus.  I just fell upon a slightly dated article from HRM Asia that is not dated in its value for us at the end of 2013. Here is a quote from that article. With an abundance of university graduates available, the issue is not talent but […]...

Categories: China, Coaching, Getting Good People, Leadership, Team Development
Posted on Dec 30, 2013

China Employer Branding – Impacting Us More Than We Know

China Employer Branding – Impacting Us More Than We Know
 

China Employer Branding is a topic in the West and needs more thought for Western Companies in China. Being professionals in getting the best people for Western Companies in China, we know China Employer Branding is happening whether companies like it or not. Companies that manage poorly and use wor...

Categories: China, Getting Good People, Leadership, System
Posted on Dec 23, 2013

Chinese Self Esteem – Why China Put a Rover on the Moon

Chinese Self Esteem – Why China Put a Rover on the Moon
 

Chinese Self Esteem is on display on the Moon more so than their technology for all who care to think about it. China made world headlines this week putting a rover on the moon that is out digging now.  See a story on that here if you have not already. Why do I say this […]...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People, Government Issues
Posted on Dec 16, 2013

Good News for Global Trade – Agreement in Bali Package WTO Doha Round

Good News for Global Trade – Agreement in Bali Package WTO Doha Round
 

The passage of the Bali Package WTO is good news for World Trade and therefore news for Western Companies with an interest in China. I wrote some time ago that too much food is the biggest problem holding up the Doha Round. That is the case, but at least an agreement has been signed putting the [&h...

Categories: China, Market Entry
Posted on Dec 9, 2013

Nelson Mandela – A Leader to Remember For Us All

Nelson Mandela – A Leader to Remember For Us All
 

Nelson Mandela is a great man. He has died, but may his dream live on and grow. His resume is also a lesson to all of us. What were his qualifications to be President of South Africa?  Progressive experience in consistently higher levels of authority? President Mandela’s resume said 27 years ...

Categories: Being the Right Person, Leadership, Motivating Workers, Resumes
Posted on Dec 6, 2013

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