Archive for February, 2014

Hiring the Right People

Hiring the right people is doable even in China. Harvard Business Review has an article up describing why Netflix has been so successful.  I pasted a little bit below here, and I recommend the whole article here Over the years we learned that if we asked people to rely on logic and common sense instead […]

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

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Your Home Country Chinese Staff Leading Your China Charge as a Returnee?

Chinese Staff in American companies work hard and are often valuable employees.  We should not think that makes them the right person to get you started in China. Great Chinese Staff are often the wrong person when you put them back in China. Returnees can be good, but they should be deeply investigated before and after […]

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Excellent Colleagues Trump Everything Else

“Excellent colleagues trump everything else” This quote deserves more attention in this excellent HBR article on Netflix success. See the article here and the larger quote below. One day I was talking with one of our best engineers, an employee I’ll call John. Before the layoffs, he’d managed three engineers, but now he was a one-man department […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, Team Development

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