Welcome to All Roads Lead To China

Sunday, January 1, 2006 9:40
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Coming to China 5 years ago was a decision I will never regret.  At the time, the decision was a questionable one.  the economy in the U.S. was in the middle of a recession, I had just finished accruing a tidy sum in Stafford loan debt to pay for my Master’s at Thunderbird, and I had an offer letter (a good one) in hand on the way out.

Somewhere in the back of my mind though, was something telling me that it was time to move back to Asia again.  That taking the time to move to China, study the language, and then resume the corporate path was the way for me.

So I bought a ticket, got on a plane, landed in Beijing, and the rest is history.

As one month turned into a year and a plan of staying 3-5 years quickly became obsolete (I still plan 5 – 10 more years), I now take pleasure in putting some of my thoughts down to HTML.

It has been an incredible time where I have yet to truly sit down and take it all in.  Weeks pass by in the blink of an eye, and sometimes I feel like I have literally had the bet day and the worst day of my life before lunch.

For many, China is still a topic with a lot of conflicting reports.  One minute there is an insatiable appetite for FDI, the next economic nationalism is kicking in.  Companies are losing money hand over fist; companies are making money hand over fist.  Connections are everything; connections are nothing…. and the list goes on and on.

However, though this blog, I hope to give you the readers some insights as to what is going on.   All of the content I intend to provide is my own, and on the whole balanced.  there is a lot to learn here, a lot to digest, and with so many moving pieces it can be difficult to keep up.

But, like watching kids on the street pick up two cords and play double dutch, the core of it all is paying attention, learning as quickly as possible, getting into the middle of the ring, and keep your legs moving.

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