Posts Tagged ‘Chinese Business Culture’

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 ...

How to access Facebook in China

November 25th, 2009
Facebook in China

Update - 6/9/10! - All Hail Freegate After more than a couple months scraping along with proxy sites I've managed to get my hands on a professional version of Freegate which performs superbly well in getting you through to Facebook, Twitter, and any other non-adult blocked website from within China. Download the rar file here and ...

Lessons Learned

September 29th, 2009
life lessons

Life's tough, I've learned a lot the past year and I thought I'd take a moment to record and review a few of the bigger lessons I've learned recently. Perspective: Opportunity or Threat I'm particularly proud of this one. For most of my life I've dealt with life as a threat to my existence. I engaged it ...

Burning the Incense at Both Ends

September 14th, 2009
Burning Incense at Both Ends

I've been telling people my head popped off earlier last week and I've been kicking it around ever since trying to keep everything in order. Here's a taste of what the fixed portion of my schedule looks like: Mon-FridaySaturdaySunday 8.5 - 11.5am: Chinese 11.5 - 1pm: Lunch 12 - 6/7pm: Work 6/7 - 8: ...

Study Aches & A Little Software History

June 24th, 2009
Powerword Chinese/English Dictionary Software

So I began well intended, looking for some software that would translate chinese text to english when placing your cursor over the text in any application or webpage. The winning candidate turns out to be one Powerword created by Kingsoft a Chinese based software company which has been combating Microsoft on various fronts for more ...

Fury, Factories, and Friendship

February 25th, 2009

Violence in DreamlandLast night I had a series of rather violent dreams. The first of which involved something of a perverted bully that was making young children do unspeakable things and a blindfolded ematiated and discoloured young woman bleeding from various locations and moving in an eerie fashion. I think that set closed with the ...