Richard Conrad on Doing Business with China and Japan
About This Week’s Guest Richard Anderson
Richard Conrad grew up in Washington, D.C., studied engineering and economics at Vanderbilt University, earned a master’s degree in Economics as a local student at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and later earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Richard worked for the last seventeen years for a large U.S. money management firm researching, analyzing, and investing in Chinese and Japanese equities.
Richard is fluent in Chinese and Japanese and continues to live in Asia with his family.
“Learn from the moments where you find your self being confused in a situation.”
His tips on becoming more culturally competent are:
- Read his book 😉
- We’re all different. We’re not better or worst than the other. Recognize those differences.
- Learn from the moments of confusion. Try to get out of the emotion and look at what happened from a meta-perspective.
- Apply what you’ve learned from the situation.
Links mentioned in this episode are:
Read the five things you must know before doing business in China
An article on Japan can be found here.
Another article about China and the Chinese can be found here.
President George Bush in Chine. Read the article here.
Another podcast with Richard Conrad can be found here.
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