Archive for Chinese Culture

Starbucks China: Adapting and Maintaining to Success

Though Luckin Coffee is losing money every month to try to undercut Starbucks on price, Starbucks China is still an amazing foreign retail success story, and I see two reasons. 1. They adapted to China and Chinese tastes. 2. They maintained their core values. One of their values is to be a good place to […]

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What Do Western Businessmen in China See?

Western businessmen in China often think more simply than Chinese people. Note this research discovery from 2005 that I have never forgotten. Shown a photograph, North American students of European background paid more attention to the object in the foreground of a scene, while students from China spent more time studying the background and taking […]

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Red Envelopes in China – A Sign That We Need to Think More

Red Envelopes for bribery continue to be a part of the Chinese culture. In one aspect they signify a gap between the West and China.  China Law blog noted here how Chinese parents of sick children give money in red envelopes to surgeons to get them to do their best for their kid.  They think […]

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China’s Pollution – You Would Think America Never Had Pollution

China’s pollution is overblown.  Sure Beijing has bad days. Look at this US EPA article on America’s history of pollution here to start thinking about where the US was just a generation ago. In my mind, I see the 50″s as a great time in the US.  It was also a very polluted time and everyone […]

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Chinese Morality – Something to Consider

Chinese Morality is on the table today. China is growing and will keep growing because the government is smart and capable to find a good path to keep things going. However, I wanted to send you this quote from Sinica. China’s lack of affordable housing, its food and air pollution, the country’s poor education system […]

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“Other China Recruiters Do Not Do That!”

China Recruiters, be they International and famous or Domestic, appear to be on the wrong track.  Not so long ago we were doing some searching for an American company in West China. Finding talented workers in their remote location is not easy, but the kind of work we like. One candidate complained as we dug […]

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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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