Posts Tagged ‘Halfpat’

Amena Lee Schlaikjer: High Hopes of Entrepreneurs in China

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 1:52 3 Comments

One of my best friend in Shangahi, Amena Lee Schlaikjer, agreed to sit down with me a few weeks back to discuss her adventures in Shanghai. It isn’t always easy, it isn’t always what it seems, you don’t always know everything.. and giving up is not an option. Part 1: High Hopes for Shanghai Part […]

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Due Diligence in China With Jay Boyle

Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:13 No Comments

Good friend, and old China Hand, Jay Boyle of Expat CFO sat down with me last Friday to discuss due diligence in China. Having personally worked with Jay, what I always enjoyed from afar was the way he and his team can model  out financial information.  Whether it is a hotel in Ningbo,  a start […]

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Are Chinese Managers Better Than, Equal to, or Less Than Western Managers?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 14:05 3 Comments

It is a topic that has been debated in many a bar, and on many a blog. The quality of Chinese management. The Institute of Leadership & Management has just release a very interesting report (PDF Here) on Western and Chinese managers. Specifically, they set out to see just how far back Chinese managers were […]

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Z Visa Update: The Bigger Picture

Sunday, June 8, 2008 7:04 50 Comments

6 months after I started reporting on the clampdown on visas, it is now a full blown party with major newspapers and blogs all reporting pretty thoroughly on the issue. A new piece of information that I have to add at what I have already seen at the other sites, that no one else has […]

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GOOD Halfpat Article on China’s Expatriates

Saturday, April 26, 2008 21:55 No Comments

This Month, GOOD Magazine has put together a China issue where they have profiled a number of expatriates living in China in their article Strangers in a Strange Land. Having done our own series on Halfpats before, there are a lot of things that come through in this article about the future of expatriate professionals […]

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The Halfpat Life – Devrim

Thursday, July 5, 2007 0:28 No Comments

Originally hailing from Turkey, Devrim came to Shangahi via Phoenix and New York and has been in town for the last 2 years with a global logistics company (current assignment opening branch in Urumqi). Right now, the plan is for another 2 years, but his relationship with China has been “Love – Hate”, so sounds […]

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The Halfpat Life: Brian

Friday, May 25, 2007 2:35 No Comments

Brian has spent the last seven years in China, and is currently the Managing Partner of the Executive Search Group Orion China Originally coming to China for business opportunities, he sees no end in sight to his stay in China… Defaintely a good sign for his business. He already has a significant amount of experience […]

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China’s HR Canary Needs a Little Oxygen

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:13 4 Comments

With 1.3 billion people in China, it is hard to imagine that there could ever be a shortage of labor in China. just think about that… 1.3 billion people. How can you run out of people? Well, for some industries, finding people is becoming a huge problem, and more and more I am being exposed […]

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