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Hurray! The Chinese Consumer is Ready to Buy!

Naturally, living here, it is pretty obvious that the day of the Chinese consumer has arrived. Sure there is still rural poverty and sure most people are not wealthy by American standards, but 8o million ARE middle class by US standards. Some 250 million are middle class by Chinese standards.  You can read a very […]

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Posted in: China, Customers, Market Entry, Sourcing

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My Success and Failures in China

When I think over my 20 plus years of experience in China, I can list what brought me success and failures in China pretty readily. Success: Hired the right first person who worked for me and the company capably, hard and loyally Created enough safety so that workers told me what the problems were as […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Coaching, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, Resumes, Sourcing

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Getting Shanghaied In The Land Of Shanghai

I have a link to an old post at All Roads Lead to China about two cases of foreign firms having their technology stolen in China.  See the whole post here. In the first case, a U.S. trailer maker, SylvanSport, patented their design in the U.S. and started marketing it.  They started developing a market […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Sourcing

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