Monday Night Catharsis

December 14th, 2010
David Ho

A free association piece I wrote to sort through my emotions and clear my mind from the events of the past couple weeks It's like my brain is on fire. Furious and fuming - a boiling pot of hot sauce topped with a cork just aching to give way under the building pressure. One can't just ...

Quotes to Work By

December 13th, 2010
Business Quotes

A small collection of quotes that I've found relevant and useful in my work recently "Action is the real measure of intelligence" - Napolean Hill There is certainly no shortage of talkers out here in Shenzhen - I've endured my fair share. I've also watched as those I care about and work with have learned the hard ...

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Starbucks and China Mobile sitting in a tree.
K I S S….I N G

December 10th, 2010
Starbucks in Shenzhen

add a few musical notes above and it will make sense :) There has been a disturbance in the force lately, and by the force I refer to the wireless connection available in all starbucks across Shenzhen - for those of you that are unaware Starbucks recently signed an agreement of sorts with China Mobile allowing ...

Closing the Gap Between Planning and Execution

December 10th, 2010
David Ho

A borderline-coherent catharsis beginning with an expression of my frustrations with planning and execution - An Ode to Entrepreneurship I find myself tormented by the space some people around me put between planning and actually executing on their colleced thoughts and vision. As a small businessman I think one needs to be in a solution-oriented actionable ...

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The Shanghai Expo

October 22nd, 2010
David Ho Goes to the Shanghai Expo

How's that for a horizon! This past Saturday as part of my short birthday vacation I went to Shanghai to partake of the Shanghai Expo. I thought their would be less people as we were going about a month before the Expo was scheduled to end. Experience proved me quite ignorant - by midday on Saturday ...

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You can do whatever you want!.. but not everything you want.

July 21st, 2010
you can do whatever you want in business

Just Like your mother told you! You can, you really can! I think running your own business gives you the tools and confidence to do just about anything you set your mind to. You look around and where everyone else sees problems you see solutions, you see a way to get from where you are to ...

For those of you that doubt Social Media

June 12th, 2010

Video killed the content gods I think we're a ways off from that but in honor of the rising consumption of video content and my love of social media and it's implications for marketing I present unto you this stat filled eye candy. Again if your experiencing internet blockage in China or other not-so-free-to-browse countries take ...

How Big is Social Media in Asia?

June 11th, 2010

Take a look at this video I found surfing around today - awesome and on point - this is what I'm talking about everyday when people inquire about social media and what to do about it! It's legitamite, it's real, and it's here to stay, your not going to be able to get away with ...

Priorities, Planning and Time Management

June 1st, 2010
Time Management in China

Priorities Know 'em. Define 'em. Make sure you reference them whenever your planning out important steps and decisions in your life personally and professionally. Take them into account when defining your goals - use them to guide you when you find yourself in confusing situations and examining new opportunities. Redefine them when necessary These are a few ...

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

May 20th, 2010
Negotiations in China

Some reflections on negotiating business relationships I have to be careful, each day I believe I'm getting better and better at discerning people's position and desire in business and putting pieces together in ways where incentives are aligned and risks are sufficiently managed in so far as each party is concerned. However, I still find myself ...