Archive for June, 2012

Due Diligence for Right Reasons

Due diligence is done in big and little events to overcome our natural assumptions. My father often said, “If something is worth doing, it is worth doing right.” That has served me well here. To save time, we all carry certain assumptions in what any one thing means.  A person who asks me questions and […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture, External Stakeholders, Market Entry

Leave a Comment (0) →

China’s Changing Advantages-How About R&D?

Here is a good thought from David Rae of The Procurement Leaders. “Oerlikon’s new headquarters in Shanghai also reflects how the Chinese economy has developed from a source of low cost production to a market with more developed and technology driven industries,” he said. “To benefit from this trend, Oerlikon is not only enhancing its […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: China, Market Entry

Leave a Comment (0) →

Dragon Boat Festval

Holiday this weekend all over Greater China. Qu Yuan was a high official who was exiled for opposing an alliance with Qin that the Emperor wanted. The alliance led to Qin conquering his country.  He committed suicide over the corruption that led to this alliance and disaster.  People raced out on boats to try to […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: China

Leave a Comment (0) →

Chinese Business/Negotiation as War

Foreign Entrepreneurs has a good post up on negotiating in China. I would adjust a little but overall a very good post.  Go find it here Vincent F. Yip, in the blog,  mentions that Chinese see negotiation as war. Ah…He further notes Sunzi’s 36 Strategies for war and life which many use in business. He […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: China, Chinese Culture, Customers, External Stakeholders, Market Entry, Negotiating, Quality, Sourcing

Leave a Comment (0) →

Senior Level Change

I have good news for leaders. The problem is usually us, which means it can be changed.  Very small leader issues lead to large gaps in performance several levels down. Any positive change a leader can make will have multiplied benefits down range. HBR Blog, which I always keep an eye on,  posted an article […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Being the Right Person, Coaching, Culture Development, Leadership, Team Development

Leave a Comment (0) →
Page 1 of 3 123