Archive for the ‘The Big Picture’ Category

What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 10:44 No Comments

For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for whatever reason I was immune. But, those days […]

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What Would be the Impact if the Chinese Economy Tanked?

Monday, February 3, 2014 10:00 No Comments

One of the most interesting conversations I ever had was over drinks with a European central banker looking to learn about the reach of China. His core questions was “If China imploded, what could be the impact…. “, and for a couple of hours we worked through a few industries. How far their supply chains […]

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Fighting China’s Smog Comes With A Price.

Monday, January 27, 2014 2:40 No Comments

When the first “Airpocalypse” descended last year, I was asked by a member of the media what could be done to “solve” the crisis. A loaded question no doubt, but in thinking about the fact that China’s economy will double by 2025, and its energy package will need to be 400% of today’s, there was […]

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Getting on a plane really isn’t an option

Saturday, November 30, 2013 22:45 No Comments

As the GSK “led” scandal subsides, and CCTV takes a knee to figure out which brand they should skewer investigate next, brands have been huddling up to work out the “what ifs” should hey in fact find themselves in the cross hairs. It is an interesting time as brands are starting to see the risks […]

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Today was a “good” day at school

Thursday, November 28, 2013 4:24 No Comments

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Thorium to Power Chinese Cities, Economies, and Cars

Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:54 No Comments

Refocusing for a minute on the energy issue again, one of the more interesting presentations I came across earlier in the year was of Jiang Zimin’s son presenting China’s case for Thorium at a recent conference. A source of “clean” energy that is rarely mentioned, as compared to solar, wind, etc, Thorium has been receiving […]

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Is China a Model For Others? Should it be?

Friday, November 22, 2013 6:15 4 Comments

An interesting TED presentation from Dambisa Moyo on the fact that more and more developing nations are looking at China as a role model to learn from. One that reflects conversations that have been taking place for a while, she has certainly sharpened the pencil on the fact that the US’s position as a model […]

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Sustained Exposure to Air Pollutants Proven to REDUCE Life Expectency in China

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 20:48 No Comments

As you may have noticed, there is a bit of a theme around air pollution in China lately.  For me, it is an issue that I view as CHINA wide, which is to say that you will not catch my taking selfies out of a window in Beijing and framing the issue on that level, […]

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