“and now a few words from our sponsor” (audible groans I as ascend the stage)
… or “Les, we thought we’d kick of the training session -as you’re here- with a few words from you”
I think I’ve been introduced this way over a hundred times in my management career. I was rarely warned, and rarely prepared. But I coped. At the beginning badly, but as time and experience wore on, I coped better.… Read more
After 34 years of booming economic growth averaging over 9% per year (the longest sustained period of rapid economic growth in human history), China’s credit-fueled, investment-driven growth model is exhausted and increasingly unstable. Chinese economic growth slowed to the lowest level since 1999 last year, expanding 7.7%.
Policymakers have recognized the need to re-balance economic growth and are now slowly transitioning away from a credit and export driven economy to one driven by consumer growth.… Read more