Archive for October, 2012

The Chinese Courts Might Get Us Just What We Deserve

I want to tell you a real though altered story to give some perspective. An American company in Beijing had a company with a contract to sell automation equipment to a Chinese company in Ningbo. The Ningbo company had placed a large down payment. The Americans were behind on delivery and then tried to get […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, China, Decision Making, Government Issues, Leadership

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Change Management – Sequence of Change Matters

There is a slightly awkward acronym that helps me think about change process, (ADKAR). Read here to get the read from The Change Management Learning Center who developed the model. Let me explain it here.  The sequence is important. A – Awareness  (my company is going to implement ERP) D – Desire (this is useful […]

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Posted in: Change Management, Leadership

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In Business, The Enemy is Where?

Found a good quote yesterday, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who suffered at the hands of the Soviet Communists, put it well: “Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either—but right through every human heart.” This is useful for each of […]

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Wuxi is a place to do R&D away from high priced Beijing and Shanghai

Cannot resist a plug for my Greater Shanghai office location. In an article on reversing brain drain, I saw the note below on Wuxi. See the whole article here. He,(a returnee) was tempted to return four years later to Wuxi, a high-tech hot spot a couple of hours’ drive inland from Shanghai whose incentive plans have […]

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Posted in: China, Market Entry

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China is the Premier Growth Market Through 2025

Look at What McKinsey 2012 Annual Consumer Report has uncovered in the Chinese Market. Although that will still leave Chinese per-capita disposable income at less than a quarter of the $35,000 level currently prevailing in the United States, China will be the world’s largest growth market by far for many years to come; the top 225 Chinese cities, […]

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