Bridging The Gap In East-West Business

Bridging The Gap In East-West Business

  I took a few days off recently in Cambridge, UK, taking a punt on the River Cam and revisiting my old rooms near St. John’s College ‘Bridge of Sighs’ and walking on the Backs…sweet nostalgia.     I also[...]..
4 Myanmar Business Secrets

4 Myanmar Business Secrets

Although Myanmar is a resource-rich country, the economy is one of the least developed in the world. With the lifting of sanctions by the West following Aung San Sui Kyi’s release, more investment and development opportunities are opening up. But[...]..
3 Tips on How To Build Guanxi

3 Tips on How To Build Guanxi

The main business-related cross-cultural difference between the West and Asia is the importance of the long-term business relationship. What the Chinese call guanxi (relationship) is at the heart of most Asian business deals (even though the Chinese think it is[...]..
6 Must-Knows For Business in Malaysia

6 Must-Knows For Business in Malaysia

Malaysia has a population of almost 29 million people divided into Malays (68 per cent), Chinese (25 per cent), and Indian (7 per cent). Almost 60 per cent of the population is Muslim, with the rest being Buddhist, Taoist, Christian[...]..
Asia Business Success With Competitive Intelligence

Asia Business Success With Competitive Intelligence

What is competitive intelligence and why is it important for Asia business success, for example doing business in China? According to Wikipedia, “A broad definition of competitive intelligence (CI) is the action of defining, gathering, analyzing, and distributing intelligence about[...]..
Secrets to Asia Business Partnerships

Secrets to Asia Business Partnerships

The old financial year is out and the new financial year is in. This is the perfect time for you to consider your Asia business partnerships going forward. What’s your big plan? What’s the big strategy for the year coming,[...]..
The 4 Principles of Doing Business in Thailand

The 4 Principles of Doing Business in Thailand

ONE THING differentiates almost all Western business people that are successful in Asia, including Thailand. They’ve learned to see the culture of the country in which they’re a visitor from another viewpoint to their own. For example, doing business in[...]..