The Difficulty of No Chinese Ethical Base

A well known researcher, Yi Zhongtian ( 易中天) , in the Chinese government has a well known talk on Youtube where he lements the decline of Chinese ethics. He indicates that China has no Chinese ethical base, and so cannot hold the line on ethics.  Here is the English translation. He compares 3 great civilizations.  […]

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Chaos in Hiring – We Can Do Better in China

In the HBR article I mentioned last week, they also mentioned hiring. Unlike over engineering that is emerging in other business activities, chaos in hiring is what they see.  They note that hiring is one place where people still shoot from the hip. In talking about if any place has too little engineering, they name […]

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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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