Bet the Farm, Or Settle for Table Scraps?

Bet the Farm, Or Settle for Table Scraps?

In China, Go for Broke or Accept that Less Is More
Franc Kaiser

Harvard Business Review
April 4, 2014

Nanjing Road pedestrian mall, perhaps the busi...

Nanjing Road pedestrian mall. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this intriguing essay, Shanghai-based consultant Kaiser suggests that for foreign companies, the glory days are over, and the only two strategies left are to either fight for one of the top two positions in your industry (against what might…

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China and “Datathermal Energy”

China and “Datathermal Energy”

Hutong West
Letting the Sunshine In
0909 hrs.

Much of my March was spent working with clients who are thinking through some of the issues facing the growing data center market in China. For the uninitiated, a “data center” is a place that houses anywhere from one to tens of thousands of servers. This blog sits in a data center, your bank information sits in a data center, there are a lot of them,…

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Code

“In the future, coding will be a core skill, not a specialization.”

– Why I am learning Python at the age of 49

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American Soldiers showing signs of aggression.

(via rightsided)

Damn. Is it me, or has Shanghai stolen some of Hong Kong’s mojo?

Awoke this morning in Hong Kong to see, looming through the gloom, a beautiful sight: USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) anchored in the harbor.

Awoke this morning in Hong Kong to see, looming through the gloom, a beautiful sight: USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) anchored in the harbor.

Dear HSBC and Hong Hong MTR: for using your in-your-face, totally irrelevant advertisements to block my view of Hong Kong from the Airport Express, I’ll take a taxi next time.

Dear HSBC and Hong Hong MTR: for using your in-your-face, totally irrelevant advertisements to block my view of Hong Kong from the Airport Express, I’ll take a taxi next time.

When operatives in China call Locke a banana, they assume, wrongly, that to be American is to be white. America is not white anymore. It never really was. China may be four times more populous than America. But America is many times more diverse, intermingled, open and adaptive than China.

I’m proud to be Chinese American: proficient in Chinese culture, fluent in American life. Call me what you will; I like my country’s chances.

Opinion: China’s awkward banana slip - CNN.com

I read this and thought, with unabashed pride, of my Chinese American wife and my mixed-race Chinese American son.

On behalf of my intermingled family, thank you, Eric. Well said.

chinadigitaltimes:

Photo: Kunming Railway Station http://ift.tt/NKhDSq

chinadigitaltimes:

Photo: Kunming Railway Station http://ift.tt/NKhDSq

How do you get rid of vested interests?” Mr. Ma asked, speaking to a group on journalists in Beijing on Wednesday. “You arrest them.

How China’s Communist Party Snares Tigers, Swats Flies on Path to Reform - China Real Time Report - WSJ

Damien Ma, Fellow at the Paulson Institute in Chicago

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