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My Chinese friends in their early 40’s are starting to retire.

My Chinese friends in their early 40’s are starting to retire. I lived in China for four years between 2006 and 2010. It was a rare opportunity to witness the mega-changes pre and post 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2017, I visited Beijing and Shanghai. I caught up with many local Chinese friends and ex-colleagues. Most of them are...

Top Lunar New Year ads for 2018

Top Lunar New Year ads for 2018 Lunar New Year has come and gone. During this time, there is one particular country that is flooded with LNY TV ads – my birth country Malaysia.   In 1996, the first non-commercial LNY ad appeared on Malaysians’ TV and it was produced by Petronas (oil and...

Beginner’s guide to delight your Chinese staff/boss this week.

Beginner’s guide to delight your Chinese staff/boss this week. We are 3 days away from Lunar New Year (LNY) – the most significant day for more than 1.6b Chinese around the world.   In the past 15 years of my banking career living in 8 different countries and 12 cities, I managed very diverse teams and was also managed...

The unknown facts about Chinese in NZ

The unknown facts about Chinese in NZ Nihao! It’s Chinese Language Week in New Zealand and whilst the focus is on the language, not many people understand about Chinese as consumers. In the past few months, I have been asked several times “Eric can you help us to reach out to the Chinese community...