Archive for March, 2012

Chinese Culture and Relationship

Chinese culture and relationship means we need to understand how relationship is different in China than in the West.  Much has been said of the ‘guanxi’ or relational focus of China business.  Some see its corrupt influence, but others like myself can see its positive aspects. I learned in China that I am too independent. […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, China, Chinese Culture

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Chinese Culture – What is Stealing?

In the Chinese culture stealing is understood different than in the West. Let me explain why Chinese are different.  Then I will tell you some examples that you may have had experience with here in China. China has two words that are instructive on Chinese attitudes toward theft. The word 偷   (tou1) means to steal.   […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture

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My Success and Failures in China

When I think over my 20 plus years of experience in China, I can list what brought me success and failures in China pretty readily. Success: Hired the right first person who worked for me and the company capably, hard and loyally Created enough safety so that workers told me what the problems were as […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Coaching, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, Resumes, Sourcing

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Getting Shanghaied In The Land Of Shanghai

I have a link to an old post at All Roads Lead to China about two cases of foreign firms having their technology stolen in China.  See the whole post here. In the first case, a U.S. trailer maker, SylvanSport, patented their design in the U.S. and started marketing it.  They started developing a market […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Sourcing

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