Archive for Chinese Culture

China 5000 Years Different than the West

China 5000 Years Different than the West

China 5000 years different indeed.  No one denies that, but many times companies come to China and do not know what those differences entail. Before I started my own company,  I worked for a company that helped US companies start factories in China. We had a matrix of many factors in helping the customer decide […]

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

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Understanding Chinese Urbanization

Understanding Chinese Urbanization

Brooking put up a great study on Chinese urbanization that we should consider. The Chinese government loves that a famous Western economist said there are two big forces for global prosperity in this century. US technical innovation Chinese Urbanization So why is this a big thing? What does it have to do with doing business in […]

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

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Confucianism, Daoism and Hiring Someone in China

Confucianism, Daoism and Hiring Someone in China

Confucianism, Daoism and hiring someone in China are not usually topics to put together.  However, knowing the cultural backdrop for hiring in China is certainly valuable. Let’s look together and consider.   The other Confucianist, Daoist countries after China are Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Vietnam. They all have their own flavor, but […]

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Posted in: China hiring, Chinese Culture

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Chinese and English Different Base – Culturally

Our standard English writing base comes from Shakespeare and the King James Bible. Chinese written language started to standardize due to Journey to the West, Dream of Red Chamber, Romance of Three Kingdoms and Water Margins. These works in China and America helped to standardize our common written languages as they were so fabulously popular. Journey […]

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Posted in: China thinking, Chinese Culture

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Chinese Wisdom for Recruitment

Chinese wisdom for recruitment from Sima Guang shows a lot about our recruiting philosophy. Chinese Wisdom for Recruitment From 1000 Years Ago 才德全尽谓之“圣人”,才德兼亡谓之“愚人”,德胜才谓之“君子”,才胜德谓之“小人”。凡取人之术,苟不得圣人,君子而与之,与其得小人,不若得愚人。 His priority and thought on who to hire is: 1. Holy: Talent+Character 2. Gentleman: More Character than Talent 3. Fool: No talent No Character 4. Vile Man: More Talent than Character Surely you […]

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