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All organizations in China work in an unpredictable environment. What few realize is that much of what determines your success or failure is completely predictable. Decades of on-the-ground experience and validated research have shown that when Westerners go to China, certain things will come up as a result of the unfamiliar mindset of the people around them.

A hitter in baseball knows the difference between a fastball and a curveball, and knows which one they’re better at hitting. Nobody should go to China without knowing the basics, or without knowing their own strengths and weaknesses as leaders and as venturers into the unknown. Why lose out for failure to prepare for what you can prepare for?

My current position is Chief of Operations and Director of the Center for Intercultural Leadership at U.C. Berkeley’s International House.

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