Rowing Together- In China this Force Multiplier is Not Used Enough

Rowing Together- In China this Force Multiplier is Not Used Enough
 

Rowing Together makes  a business hum, but it happens so rarely.  How do we get there?   I keep an eye on a lot of blogs. Today, American Business Magazine made me smile–and grimace. I paste some here and you can see the whole article here. One time, during an offsite with a company’s exe...


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

Good Chinese Management

Good Chinese Management
 

Good Chinese management is available in China despite what many people think. They are diligent and work to understand your thinking and loyally work for you. The best news is they will not cover up problem , but report them so you are in the know. As you get a flock of these kinds of […]...

Categories: Getting Good People, Motivating Workers
Posted on Jun 11, 2014

The Value and Rarity of Leadership Humility

The Value and Rarity of Leadership Humility
 

True leadership humility is hard to come by and of great value.  American Business Magazine has an article up with the following quote: The will to submit to correction is usually either there or not. Either the person tends to exhibit some signs of megalomania and general rebellion against othe...

Categories: Being the Right Person, Getting Good People, Leadership
Posted on Jun 2, 2014

Temptations at Work in China on the Internet

Temptations at Work in China on the Internet
 

Online temptations at work are surely as big in China as they are in the US. First let me put up a thought from American Business Magazine  Social media has clearly revolutionized the way we communicate. We can reconnect with high school friends, send 140-character messages to celebrities and rally...

Categories: China, Getting Good People, Motivating Workers, System
Posted on May 26, 2014

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

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