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Category Archives: Business in Asia
It’s not only because the leaders of the two countries are promoting Nationalist agendas. In the 3 years since I last visited China, Chinese President Xi Jinping has consolidated his power, which was further enhanced by his actions at the … Continue reading
This past Tuesday morning I attended an interesting session at the SUNY Confucius Institute for Business in midtown Manhattan. I was invited by my friend and colleague Michael Zakkour of Tompkins International (who is co-author of the 2014 book China’s … Continue reading
This past Monday evening I attended my fourth NYC Silicon Dragon event hosted by Rebecca Fannin of Silicon Dragon. Rebecca (author of the 2011 book Start-up Asia ) always puts together an interesting program and she conducts these programs all … Continue reading
Having had Alibaba.com as a recent client (helping them in the U.S.), I have had several years to watch its development. A couple of years ago I visited the campus in Hangzhou which is both one of the oldest as … Continue reading
Last summer I wrote about the idea that few Chinese companies have embraced a dedication to making best-in-class products. In my many visits to factories in China over the past five years I was almost universally asked about quality control … Continue reading
The recent news regarding Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com’s U.S. $692 million investment in Chinese department store operator, Intime Retail giving it a 25 percent stake in the company is quite possibly a watershed event in the marriage between online and … Continue reading
The 20th century has been termed the ‘American Century’ by pundits. There are plenty of good reasons for this notion such as having had the largest economy (this crown was gained around 1900 from Great Britain), the largest military by … Continue reading
Samsung (from Japan) is one of the most recent examples of a foreign brand that has successfully changed its brand perception in the eyes of many Americans. The success of the Samsung smart phone has enabled Samsung to sell more … Continue reading
Last week at the Asia Society in New York I attended an event entitled “Ethan Allen CEO – Selling ‘Made in the USA’ to China. It featured Ethan Allen Interiors CEO M. Farooq Kathwari interviewed by Timothy Aeppel bureau chief … Continue reading
I’ve posted that American expatriates living in China have increased my learning curve. Having met more than fifty U.S.A. born expatriates that now live in China (and even more non-U.S western expats), there are similarities in their view of … Continue reading