YuKong Zhao

Book Review: The Chinese Secrets for Success by YuKong Zhao

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

In this interesting book, YuKong Zhao shares “Five Inspiring Confucian Values” which he states are the secrets for China’s success. And in the spirit of full disclosure, I will share that during the decade of the 90’s I spend a great deal of time studying Taoism and a bit of Confucianism. When it comes to my life philosophy, Taoism resonates …

Professor Ann Lee

Book Review: What The U.S. Can Learn From China by Ann Lee

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing Professor Lee at a recent Harvard Business School Alumni presentation where she was the guest speaker. Her discussion left no doubt about her commitment and passion when it comes to bringing the United States and China closer together. She knows both countries quite well and acknowledges the good, the bad, and the ugly in …

At The River

A First Trip to China

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

For many of you, this is “old hat.” For me, I just returned from my first trip to China and I was quite taken with the warmth, generosity, industriousness and curiosity of the people I met. Admittedly, I was extremely lucky to be squired around the country by a native Chinese colleague who knew all the “ins and outs” of …