5 things you didn’t know about business in modern China

Financial Post | Business

I am travelling on business in China. It’s been an eye-opening experience.

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Asia has a reputation for being a difficult place to do business: That there are meetings upon meetings. That prices are some sacred topic only to be discussed in hushed tones. That people say the opposite of what they mean. That things move slowly and decisions take years.

Toss everything you thought you knew about doing business in Asia out the window, because those rules no longer apply.

Recently, Harvard Business Review China invited me to Beijing to give a keynote talk on Big Data at “The New Revolution of Industries” conference. While there, I spoke with officials, business executives, investors, professors and economists.

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