Archive for Decision Making

When Should You Start a Factory in China?

Dan Harris effectively asked, “Why bother to start a factory in China to replace your supplier?”  See his Post here. His answer is:  “Of course not.”  That needs a little explanation. I agree that if you just want to take a supplier in house and that is your whole vision for China, then do not […]

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Decision Making and the Papa John’s Effect

I have helped a number of Western companies make decisions to invest in China to start factories or other work. We use a matrix of factors that represent what the company needs in location as they try to choose.  They are all weighted appropriately by the company leaders. They never list- Is there a Papa […]

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Out of Groupthink To Good Process

Good process taken from Groupthink by Janis which I recommend. Thoroughly canvass a wide range of alternatives Survey the objectives and the values implicated Carefully weigh the costs, drawbacks and subtle risks of negative consequences as well as the positive consequences in the most promising courses of action Continuously search for relevant information for evaluating […]

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Being Objective and Teams – How They Need To Be Together

We all seek to be objective in what we do, but the truth is that we all carry our personality, family history, cultural background and experiences into everything we read and every conversation we have. It would be very hard to come into every conversation completely blank and start from there. Thus, we all have […]

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