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Diving into the China Pond

Many have asked me what it’s like doing business in China.  I’ve always said that if you are doing it by yourself it can be as dangerous as swimming with croccodiles.  I finally came across a photo that captured the essence of this concept.

There is No Next China

  What is something you can think of that can’t successfully be outsourced in China?  Think long and hard about this. Resist the temptation to veer toward intangibles or time sensitive services with obvious geographical barriers such as a haircut or plumbing repair.  What product theoretically cannot be manufactured in China?  How about a portrait?  […]

Can China Prove Itself to be a Leader in Product Innovation?

Throughout the scope of history Imperial China was known as a civilization of high culture and the world’s epicenter for scientific and technological advancement. Fast forward to a modern context, the Middle Kingdom has not reveled the reputation of being a technology driven leader fueled by innovation. Due to a series of foreign invasions followed […]

US China Relations

  US Ambassador Jon Huntsman’s speech at Tsinghua University reminds us about the positive aspects of US-China relations. An excerpt; “So this year could be the most important in the history of our bilateral relationship. As an optimist, I believe the test will be how we take our relationship to a new level of cooperation and […]

EXPO 2010 – Shanghai

Throughout the history of world expositions, the themes have always exemplified global progress, the contemporary spirit of each epoch and the challenges facing the world as it moves toward the future. The World Expo brings the whole world together to look into the future. Although the various world expos have taken their themes from an […]

New Product Development and The Adaptation Curve Part I

In our four part series New Product Development and the Adaptation Curve dedicated to new product developers, innovators and inventors, we explore the Top 8 considerations when developing a new product.  Whether a seasoned marketing professional or first timer, these 8 critical components include aspects related to product design, positioning, manufacturing, and distribution. Product Development Costs  Most inventors […]