Character is a Choice So is Hiring

We need to think how character is a choice while many other thngs are not. Remarkable quote here from my fellow West Pointer, Pete Kilner. We judge others (and ourselves) based on their character precisely because character is a choice. No one is responsible for the circumstances of their birth (e.g., genetics & social circumstances), but […]

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Choosing Integrity Is Not To Be Assumed

I went to West Point, and the emphasis on integrity was very high. One example came from the women’s volleyball team and their choices. Let’s see what choosing integrity meant to them. In an earlier era of volleyball competition, players would say “I touched” if a ball touched them lightly as it passed. However, as […]

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The Chinese Way Speed, Seeking Value, Taking Risks

I saw James McGregor did a great podcast with WPIC. He noted that China has many great entrepreneurs and a culture of business with three hallmarks: Speed, Seeking Value, and Taking Risks. Let’s think how this looks done The Chinese Way If we understand that China is a big growing country in about the American […]

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Chinese Candidates Explain Recruiting in China

I want to give you a chance to hear Chinese candidates explain recruiting. In a recent interview, a candidate said: You are unreasonable asking questions about my work history. I just call the company HR directly, and they do not ask silly questions. They are impressed by my audacity and send me direct to the […]

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Professional Recruitment China is a Different Path

Professional recruitment China has very high value. It is actually a very different way of thinking of recruiting. HR cannot reach this as are not focused and somehow do not have the business mind or engagement to get this done.  Given they have other responsibilities, they often cannot get enough depth or focus either.  They […]

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Alibaba as an Honorable Example in China

I watched a Youtube video of three Americans who started a business in Shanghai helping Westerners access Taobao.  They mentioned one thing that helped me see Alibaba as an honorable example in China to the world. I am not super knowlegable about Alibaba. Jack Ma, a founder of Alibaba infamously said Chinese people are great […]

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