China and Teachability

China and Teachability are often not concepts we think of together, but we need to. Many word  checks will say that teachability is not a word.  After a few years managing in China, it became a word I would add to the dictionary.   China and Teachability is so valuable and so hard to find.  […]

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Chinese Culture – What is Stealing?

In the Chinese culture stealing is understood different than in the West. Let me explain why Chinese are different.  Then, I will tell you some examples that you may have had experience with here in China. China has two words that are instructive on Chinese attitudes toward theft. The word 偷   (tou1) means to steal.   […]

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In China Get Your Values Clear

In China get your values clear, then your way gets easier. Companies often work hard on what technology or what experience they want in an open position. Companies work to carefully develop a Job Description and then use it to guide the recruiting process. However, they have fuzzy thinking about what values they need or […]

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Why is China So Different Than the West?

I want to mention a book by John K. Fairbanks. It was published in 1967, and the title is  China:  The People’s Middle Kingdom and the U.S.A In that time, China was in the middle of the cultural revolution and was killing and torturing itself in horrible ways. It was further vilifying America in every […]

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About Writer

Hi, since I write this blog,  I want to give you a little information about myself.  Then,  you can know more about where I am coming from. See my short Bio below: Jim Nelson graduated from West Point and later got an MBA in Global Economic Development focused on China. He led a pager lamp […]

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The Value of Transparency in Hiring

Lets talk transparency in hiring. In China, I know a business where a production manager physically intimidated a quality manager. Workers had to restrain the production manager from hitting the quality manager in a meeting. The Western leader never knew this happened. We need to have businesses where information like this moves to the right […]

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The Company or Me

The topic I am raising is am I working for my company foremost or me?  And what about my workers? Are they putting the company before their own interest? Me First First is: Have I personally got it straight that I am first working for the company and then working for me? I am at […]

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