19 posts tagged cultural differences

Expectations: Importing from China

It's important to keep things in perspective and not lose sight of goals. When importing from China, keep your expectations manageable and manage your expectations. Managing expectations leads to a greater confidence and control of your projects....

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Working With China: To-Do List Minded

Working with China, in business, managing a team or just living there and navigating through life’s daily waters;  you will come across what I call “to-do list mentality”....

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China Communication: Management & Manufacturing

China communication
A good portion of my grey hairs come from China communication.  Even when going to the store there or doing something "daily" there can be a strain from the way communication "flows".  And when I say "flows" I mean bumbles and stumbles along like a moose wearing tennis shoes walking down stairs.  So when there is something larger than buying noodles on the line, you can imagine the tension level rises. I'm not talking language...I'm talking communication....

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Roots

Since 2001, I always lived in 2nd-tier cities….Although not the Beijing's or Shanghai's or Guangzhou's, still very large cities in China. Still humungous and I don't think I ever lived in a place with less than 7 million people....

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A New Beginning

expat life in China to the Carolinas
It’s been about 2 months since I’ve written anything and my, oh my, how things change in 2 months….. For 10 years I woke up in China, went to sleep in China. I finally exited. ...

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