Archive for August, 2013

Chinese Values: Values Thinking is Not Enough in American businesses in China

When I go to Western businesses in China, I am often struck by the mishmash culture that companies have put together. In pursuit of perfect resumes, they have forgotten that they need everyone to be on the same team.  I see companies talk about cultural fit when they hire someone. However, this might mean “they […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Leadership, Resumes

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The End of the Chinese Business Miracle or Madness at Forbes?

Chinese business can continue growing regardless of what so called experts say. Forbes says the Chinese Miracle is over here. Oh my.  Let me show you what Chicken Little has concluded. For this to continue, China had to maintain its wage differential indefinitely. But China had another essential policy: Beijing was terrified of unemployment and […]

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Posted in: China, Market Entry

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Business in China and Controlling Risks

Does Business in China have to be like this tightrope walker?  My friend, Kent Kedl, is Managing Director of Control Risks for Greater China. They very literally helps companies control risks in risky regions. Kent has a video at Asia Society that you can see here. In it he talks about complexity in doing business in China and […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Government Issues, Market Entry

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Doing Business in China: Boots on the Ground is Critical

Doing business in China by flying back and forth is not the way forward for your business. Getting boots and the right boots on the ground is a key step. China Law Blog has a great blog up on building your brand in China, and I recommend you read the whole post here. I paste one point here […]

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

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Excellence in Hiring Chinese Managers Needed For Breakthrough Performance

Hiring Chinese managers can be successful.  They can be great and highly motivated, but it takes great hiring especially at the top level to get there. Pat Lencioni,  author of Five Dysfunctions of  a Team is one of my favorite authors. He is an organizational health guru, and my business does recruiting in China to create […]

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

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