Archive for December, 2012

Security and Significance

A business needs to balance Significance and Security. Here is a simple table to show the issues: Security Significance Trademark Protection Patent Registration China Effective Contracts Trustworthy workers, suppliers, and other partners Legal employment, office set up, or other related Deep Market Survey Clear Strategy Development Crisp Execution on Strategy Responsive Organizational Development Every company […]

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Posted in: China, Decision Making, Leadership, Market Entry, System

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Spirit of Celebration – and Our Blog’s Two Year Anniversary

We started the blog on December 12, 2010 and have been happy to develop it over the 351 posts in these two years. There is a lot in the archive now.  Thank you for reading.  Also, thanks for taking ideas from here and spreading good thought on great leadership and business in China.  We make […]

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Posted in: Leadership, Motivating Workers, System

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Good Times Bad Times. Be Ready for Them All

Most of us are nice most of the time.  Sometimes under pressure we do not act as well. Your China distributor, supplier, or partner can be the same, but how far they go beyond your expectation is different.  Knowing that you did not register your trademark, they might register in their name,  so they own […]

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

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China Markets – Sequence To Get In

Western companies coming to China habitually follow a pattern like this. Poor Process 1. Someone says we should sell or procure in China. 2. We have in house discussions and sometimes bring in our ethnically Chinese staff to talk. 3. Someone looks around on line and finds some stuff. 4. Some contacts are made in […]

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Posted in: China, Decision Making, Leadership, Market Entry

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China and Confidence

I have written that Struggle is a good word to describe what is going on in each Chinese heart. One reason this is true is because of low self esteem. The whole country suffers from low self esteem and thus even the Chinese government is super sensitive to criticism. How do we help people who […]

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

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Is Anger Our Enemy?

I really like the Harvard Business Review, but surprisingly I want to take issue with one statement in an otherwise good post on 5 Self-Defeating Behaviors.  See the whole thing here.  See the start of her number 1 pasted here. Getting angry Anger and blame are unproductive emotions…. Admittedly, anger is often misused, however anger […]

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

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