Cross-Border Opportunities in Asia Business

Cross-Border Opportunities in Asia Business

[APEC CEO Summit 3, Bali Indonesia]: Here amidst the perfume of frangipani and mimosa, next to the gamelan gongs and the temple, I have a moment to tell you a little more of what I learned here.  First: Cross-border expansion[...]..
Joining the Asia Pacific Business Family

Joining the Asia Pacific Business Family

[APEC CEO Summit 1, Bali Indonesia]: The talk at this gathering of the leaders of 21 Asia Pacific economies in Bali, Indonesia was largely about economic cooperation and free trade frameworks for the region going forward. As Secretary John Kerry[...]..
The APEC CEO Summit in Bali on 5-7 October

The APEC CEO Summit in Bali on 5-7 October

It’s not very often that you get an opportunity to listen to and share the insights of the world’s top business, government and thought leaders. Especially all in one place. And especially when that place is one of the world’s[...]..
Myanmar Business Opportunities – 10 Basic Rules

Myanmar Business Opportunities – 10 Basic Rules

MYANMAR (BURMA) is a hugely promising, but also hugely challenging market that requires patience, commitment and physical presence on the ground. It’s not a market that will reward a lazy approach to business, or a gung-ho, winner-takes-all attitude. Many of[...]..
Why Is Culture So Important In Asian Business?

Why Is Culture So Important In Asian Business?

EVERY COUNTRY in Asia is a challenge. It’s tempting to think you can automatically apply the knowledge gained about one Asian business culture to another. But it’s not as easy as that. If you have the skills and focus, if[...]..
Cracking The Asian Business Code

Cracking The Asian Business Code

ONE OF THE MOST common misunderstandings I hear about when consulting with non-Asian clients concerns silence. The silence that follows on emails with potential Asian clients; the silence during or following a business presentation in Asia; the silence when asking[...]..
Five Mandates for Successful Business in China

Five Mandates for Successful Business in China

THE ONLY WAY to truly understand the Chinese business world is through regular visits, or even better extended stays and/or continuous presence. China is not a market (or more correctly, many markets) that will reward a lazy approach to business.[...]..
Japanese Business Culture. Lost in Translation?

Japanese Business Culture. Lost in Translation?

WORLD LEADERS at the G8 Summit two years ago praised the Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe’s "Abenomics", his proposals for relaunching the Japanese economy and opening up Japan to more foreign investment. It sounded great at the time -- for Japan's[...]..