Friday, May 27, 2011

Supplier Love

(photo credit: GR Sipe)
I recently sat in a seminar where a guy, who runs a company in the Western world, which “specializes in China sourcing”, was telling the attendees not to make relationships with their suppliers.  I couldn’t believe my ears.

Monday, May 23, 2011


China is opening up to the outside world.  Everybody and their brother know China is the place for manufacturing.  

The days of marketing China as a big, mysterious, scary beast are over.  If you are a company that touts itself as a China manufacturing expert and you do it under the blanket of how “scary” and “unreliable” it is to buy from China, then your days of marketing in that fashion may be numbered.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


China is bustling.  There’s no two ways about it, good or bad, the place is rowdy.   It’s a developing nation, it’s changing faster than any nation has changed in modern times and currently it’s a mess.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Work_Pt II

(Photo Credit: GR Sipe)
In the first part of this 2-part series, I illuminated my background and concept of the timeless institution of “work” and endeavored to contrast that with the modern-China concept of the same, or at least as my limited perspective perceives it to be here.