November, 2014

Chinese media

This is What Makes Chinese Media Different

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I’ve been presenting my firm’s research and insights on Chinese business and the economy to the media since 1999. Besides reaching out to reporters from international media based in the region, I also regularly reach out to members of the Chinese-language press in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. From the hundreds of interviews I’ve organized and participated in over the years, I’ve gleaned a few lessons about what works — and what doesn’t. Here are a few things you’ll want to…

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6 Things You Need To Know Before Applying to Business School

6 Things You Need To Know Before Applying To Business School

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BloombergBusinessweek published its biennial ranking of full-time MBA programs recently. How is the ranking calculated? 90% of their methodology is driven by two factors alone: student and recruiter satisfaction. But what do the results tell us? Ask an MBA student whether he likes his school and — surprise, surprise —  he’ll probably answer in the affirmative. Don’t ask whether he has attended other schools and would therefore be able to compare programs. Few students attend business school twice (unless they’ve attended both undergraduate…

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LinkedIn - Glenn Leibowitz

Why LinkedIn’s Blogging Platform Is Taking Off

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I just finished listening to a podcast conversation between James Altucher and Daniel Roth. Altucher interviewed Roth on his podcast, The James Altucher Show. Their topic: How to make the most out of LinkedIn. If you’re not already familiar with Altucher, here’s a quick intro: He’s an author, entrepreneur and investor who has stored up — and generously shared — enough lessons about his life and work than anyone I’ve encountered on the internet. Thanks to his “open kimono” approach, I know more intimate…

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Tweeting at 18,000 miles per hour - Glenn Leibowitz

How Reid Wiseman Tweeted At 18,000 Miles Per Hour

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After 165 days and 70 million miles orbiting the Earth, the three astronauts of Expedition #41 landed safely today in the icy tundra just north of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. Having completed a successful mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), their tiny Soyuz capsule parachuted back to earth. After a tense period during which communications with the capsule were cut-off as it re-entered the earth’s atmosphere, the capsule landed lopsided — but safely — on the ground. One by one, the three astronauts were extracted…

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How To Motivate Your Team - Glenn Leibowitz

To Motivate Your Team, Give Credit Where It’s Due

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Back in the mid-90s, fresh out of graduate school, I worked as an account manager in the Taiwan branch of a multinational advertising agency. I helped my clients — marketing managers at iconic consumer brands — to plan and execute advertising campaigns. One day, we received a call from one of our biggest clients, a global package delivery company. They decided to put the account up for review, and wanted to run us through a “beauty contest” against other ad agencies that would help…

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8 Ways To Kickstart Your Job Search - Glenn Leibowitz

7 Ways to Kickstart Your Job Search

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I was there. We all were there at one time or another. Working our butts off trying to get good grades. Packing our resumes with extracurricular activities, “leadership positions”, and awards. And then: slam! The ivy-covered (or palm frond + sand-covered) doors shut behind you and you’re cast into the harsh cold tundra we call the “real world.” You send off your resume and pray someone will answer. You jazz up your LinkedIn profile and hope it’ll wow someone in…

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