There was a time when face-to-face interaction was the norm for the workplace, and relationships with bosses, colleagues, partners and customers were based on personal rapport and frequent ‘live’ communication. But with globalisation and technological progress, communication in the[...]..
My new novel Chinese Walls is a story of love and corruption set in the Hong Kong and London business world. Part mystery and part detective story, the novel reflects the themes of intercultural relationships and the need for transparency[...]..
The best way to approach the export of goods to China and to set up a profitable business there is to do your homework. This may sound obvious but it’s amazing how many foreign companies don’t take this essential first[...]..
Westerners wanting to do business in Vietnam should be aware that there are a number of power networks to circumvent in order to build a long-term business relationship. The combination of a communist command economy and Confucianism means that a[...]..
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 Hong Kong waterfront at night is one of the great views of Asia and the Asia business landscape. All those rippling neon lights and iconic buildings: IM Pei’s Bank of China, Norman Foster’s Hongkong Bank, the Star Ferries[...]..