The Importance of Knowing Chinese Tastes

The Importance of Knowing Chinese Tastes
 

Chinese tastes may not seem center of strategic thinking for most companies today, but the Procurement Leaders blog has other thoughts for us. By 2025, it is highly likely that many procurement leaders of Western companies will be physically located in China and will base a much larger share of thei...

Categories: China, Market Entry
Posted on May 19, 2014

China Transition Economic Thought

China Transition Economic Thought
 

China Transition is on.  Present changes in China’s growth strategy and expectations are getting clearer. China’s President Xi recently announced his thinking on how to handle the low growth path for this year. His comments show a complete path. Here is a quote from AP found in Yahoo!. ...

Categories: China, Government Issues, Market Entry
Posted on May 15, 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

China Business Leadership Solved Technology Problem-Part 4 Lsns Learned

China Business Leadership Solved Technology Problem-Part 4 Lsns Learned
 

Their own China Business Leadership is what gets companies into trouble in China, and it is what brings them success. So in the recent posts- part 1, part 2 and part 3.  I told the story of a puzzle, and how it got unraveled. It remains a puzzle to me when companies get all wrapped […]...

Categories: China, Culture Development, Getting Good People, Leadership, Resumes
Posted on Apr 28, 2014

China Business Leadership Solved Technology Problem – Part 3

China Business Leadership Solved Technology Problem – Part 3
 

China Business Leadership example continued. See part 2 or part 1 as needed. The ops manager realized that if I did this whole thing without him, then he would look bad. He also saw he could not stop me. He produced a 150 item list of issues with the project on an excel file. Many […]...

Categories: Change Management, China, Getting Good People, Leadership
Posted on Apr 21, 2014

China Business Leadership Solved a Technology Problem-Part 2

China Business Leadership Solved a Technology Problem-Part 2
 

Part 1 is here if you have not seen it. I compiled the list and came up with 150 items between us and producing that engine part. I allied with the MIS manager and got Microsoft Project installed on every managers’ machine. I found out the translator for the GM had spare time.  She inputted [...

Categories: Change Management, China, Leadership
Posted on Apr 15, 2014

China Business Leadership Solved a Technology Problem-Part 1

China Business Leadership Solved a Technology Problem-Part 1
 

China Business Leadership can save you Millions of US$.  Let me tell you one story to illustrate.   Many facts have been changed to protect the identity of the factory, and this story did not happen in the past year. XXX is a German car parts company I was called in on an emergency. I arrived ...

Categories: China, Culture Development, Leadership
Posted on Apr 8, 2014

China Perfect Resumes II

China Perfect Resumes II
 

China Perfect resumes are not our style. I wrote a blog almost exactly 3 years ago on perfect resumes that was short and excellent even if I do say so myself. You can see the blog here. China Perfect Resumes getting us in trouble? Some companies have offered us contracts to get us in a […]...

Categories: Getting Good People, Resumes
Posted on Mar 31, 2014

Perfect China Interviewing Equals Perfect China Hire?

Perfect China Interviewing Equals Perfect China Hire?
 

Perfect China interviewing will not be enough because Chinese people study articles like this more than Westerners. I saw this article called “What Not to Say in a Job Interview”  and smiled. Ah well. Westerners game the interview, but no one can touch the Chinese for being able to perf...

Categories: China, Getting Good People
Posted on Mar 24, 2014

“I Hired You to Get Managers Not to Pay to Outsource Recruiting!”

“I Hired You to Get Managers Not to Pay to Outsource Recruiting!”
 

“I hired you to get the right people not to pay to outsource recruiting!” Many an owner in the West has poured Millions of USD down the drain in China with this apparently wise phrase. This is a complicated idea I want to unpack. Sometimes the home office should look this way at what is ...

Categories: China, Decision Making, Getting Good People, Leadership, Team Development
Posted on Mar 17, 2014

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