Archive for December, 2012

America 1908 China 2018

America 1908 China 2018

What country was famous for expanding its borders, bad quality, child labor, fake medicines, flagrant copyright infringement, copied products, pollution, having the 2d largest economy, and an immature view of blacks in 1908?  America. Who was growing at fabulous speeds at the same time? America. China has all these today just like we did in […]

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Posted in: China, Chinese Culture, Government Issues, Market Entry

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Being and Having the Right Hiring Managers China

Being and Having the Right Hiring Managers China

Good people come to the right people. Being the right person is a good way to get the right people. If you are complicated, then complicated people will tend to come to you. If you are straight forward, then straight forward people will want to work for you. They will often flee or quietly despise […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture, Leadership, Market Entry

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Getting the Right People

As businesses get bigger, problems and inefficiencies get greater. The gaps in hiring that could be survived earlier catch up with most companies. The people complexity gradually becomes part of their culture. It does not have to be that way. We can hire people who are not so complicated and have a simpler team. Getting […]

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

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Changing Worker Lifetime Habits

Merry Christmas to all of you celebrating this holiday. Recently, I read The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.   It is interesting and well written. He notes that Alcoholics Anonymous 12 step process is good, but they know that most people can not move from live long habits without a cataclysmic event or deep […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Leadership, Resumes, System, Team Development

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Learn, Record, and Change for China Business Basics Success

Learn, Record, and Change for China Business Basics Success

I sought Six Sigma certification as love building quality and like getting to at least China business basics success. Surely, many of us who learned and use Six Sigma have another take away beyond quality. In our case, business success is on the table. We learned in Six Sigma that data is king. Decisions are not […]

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Posted in: Culture Development, Leadership, System

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Innovation – and Patents in China

China is number 1 in patents for the year 2011.  China had  526,412 while America had only 503,582.  Check out the report at the China Brief. Does that mean anything?  Actually, it means the government still has some power to reach its goals. These patents do not indicate anything about innovation change.  The Chinese government ordered all work units to meet […]

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Diversity is a Good Word- Lets Think About it Different in China

America is strong because of immigration and not inspite of it. 2 million people become Americans by immigration every year. Dealing with American companies, I see a lot of different ethnicity. In China, people are Han Chinese with an occassional Hui minority person thrown in every once in a while. That is not much difference […]

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