Author Archive | James Ng

China Enters A New Year With A New Normal

 This weekend, the population of China and millions of ex-pats around the world will begin two weeks of celebrating the Chinese New Year.  Following the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, this will be the return of the Year of the Rooster, but to a greatly different China this time. China is entering a crucial

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CEO Loneliness: the Case of China – lll

A side-effect of China’s unprecedented growth has been to illuminate a seldom discussed cost of leadership — CEO loneliness. In this final part of a 3-part series, James Ng suggests ways this is being handled. Part Three:  The Way Out Takes Planning In the previous  post, we looked at reasons why CEO’s in China carry

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CEO Loneliness: the Case of China

A side-effect of China’s unprecedented growth has been to illuminate a seldom discussed cost of leadership — CEO loneliness. A three-part series from James Ng in Shanghai. Part One: It’s Time to Acknowledge CEO Loneliness. Peter Drucker once mentioned that to be an effective leader, one need to be neutral and objective. Not surprisingly, being

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Part 2: China as the #1 Economy

Part Two:  Where are China’s Global Brands? Although a national economic powerhouse, China trails in global business leaders. But that is about to change China has 20% of the world’s largest corporations, according to the latest Fortune 500 survey, but then you look at the two reputable global brand valuation indexes. You find no Chinese

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Part 1: China as the #1 Economy

Part One:  okay, as far as GDP, but where are the Chinese Brands? As China closes in on the US as the world’s largest economy, it has 20% of the world’s largest corporations but, depending on who you ask, 0% or 3% of the world’s top global privately held brands.  Que pasa? There is consensus

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