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Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom

Aug 30, 2017

Today’s show has a special twist. Usually our guests have anywhere between 5 and 30 years of China experience under their belts, and those conversations yield information and insights that you can only get with a lot of time spent on the ground. But my guest this week is unique in many ways, and only one of them...


Aug 23, 2017

“I think (he) did a great disservice, to both himself and the industry, with his boastful approach, his pretty outlandish claims about everything he was going to accomplish, the really profligate spending, and that came back to bite him.” - Rob Cain

Today’s guest is Rob Cain. Rob is a partner in Pacific Bridge...


Aug 16, 2017

“I’m a Swiss mountain girl coming from a village with 300 people. I arrived in China in 2008 with two suitcases full of wine samples and a will to rock the dragon.” - Claudia Masueger
 
This week's interview was a whole lot of fun, and the fact that wine was involved is only part of the reason. The real...


Aug 9, 2017

"I think the question is whether or not you are willing to invest your energy and your time to be a little bit more long-term, because the Chinese people are long-term people. They are long-term thinkers, they are strategic people, and they are relational people. You need to put in the time, you need to build your...


Aug 5, 2017

This week there is no regular episode. To say that “real life got in the way” is a massive understatement, though accurate. But in this first Bonus Episode, I discuss the whys - very candidly - and also talk about what’s next.
 
Note that the story this week involves the untimely death of a loved one, my very good...