Unknown Unknowns in China REVEALED + Paratrooper Manager CASE STUDY

Jul 31, 2020
 

Most Expats are also Paratrooper Managers, which are foreign leaders perceived by the local workforce to add very little value other than being in a position of authority.
China Expats generally...

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China Re-Imagined with NEW Patterns of Success

Jul 09, 2020
 

You received Chinese cultural training before your first China trip, but it didn't adequately prepare you for what you later encountered.

You have decades of experience living and working in China,...

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Chinese-Western cultural dichotomies and their negative impact (#5: NEGOTIATIONS)

Jun 11, 2020

Is there a difference between negotiations and communications when doing business across cultures?

The healthier and more effective attitude to this answer is 'NO.'

It would be...

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Chinese-Western cultural dichotomies and their negative impact (#4: AUTHORITY)

Jun 06, 2020

Who do you trust to decide a fair outcome of a dispute?
Who do you listen to when there is doubt?

Protests in America Illustrate a Dichotomy

Americans are taught to obey the law and stay out of...

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Chinese-Western cultural dichotomies and their negative impact (#3 FAIRNESS)

Jun 05, 2020

How do you feel when you are treated unfairly?
Who gets to decide what is 'fair,' and what is the way forward when neither side feels the outcome is fair?

Figurative Illustration from America

At the...

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Chinese-Western cultural dichotomies and their negative impact (#2 TRUST)

Jun 02, 2020

How do you decide 'when' and 'if' you can TRUST someone?

Is it based on intuition (your feelings), or do you utilize a set of key indicators to aid your decision?

For most people, TRUST is the...

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Chinese-Western cultural dichotomies and their negative impact (#1 TRUTH)

Jun 01, 2020

Have you ever thought Chinese people are brainwashed?

Do you believe the "freedoms" we so value are in Western democracies should be universal human rights?

If you answered 'Yes' to either of these...

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KEYNOTE The China Leadership Dilemma, Cultural Dichotomies, and Live Q&A

May 30, 2020
 

May 28, 2020 - Guest speaker appearance for the Evening MBA program at Georgia Tech.

AGENDA

00:01:00 Introduction

00:04:45 Is / Is Not
00:14:40 Perceptions / Misperceptions

00:19:37 Goodwill...

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The China Leadership Dilemma

May 15, 2020
 

Have you heard of the Innovator's Dilemma?

It's a famous book first released in 1997 by Harvard professor and businessperson Clayton Christensen who demonstrates how successful, outstanding...

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Why Americans and Chinese DON'T TRUST Each Other

Apr 19, 2020

Greater TRUST between America and China, geopolitically, and individually between Americans and Chinese is now more important than ever, but sensationalist Western media and Chinese propaganda have...

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Describe the #1 Issue that confuses, frustrates, or angers you that IF RESOLVED would significantly increase the ROI of your TIME and long-term viability doing business with China...