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What is this culture you speak of?

18 December
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We’re in the business of culture.  We study it, measure it, try to improve it, measure it again. It’s not the most comprehensible line of work though, culture change. Try explaining it to your parents:

“I’m a culture transformation consultant.”

“Eh?”

“Culture, Ma.  I wanna change cultures.”

You get the idea; not so easy.  So what is culture really?  Not in the technical, academic, or professional sense (that question has been fielded by greater men than I), but in an everyday sort of way.  What does it look and feel like?  How does it work?  Why should anyone care about it?  That’s the question I’ll try to tackle in this post.

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What is this China…

18 December
What is this China

Leading up to tomorrow’s U.S. presidential election, both candidates have grappled with China’s growing influence. Throughout the campaign, China has been branded as a country with an agenda that undermines U.S. interests both domestically and abroad. This highlights ongoing apprehension of China’s rise. Until the late 90’s, the assumption was that a free market would naturally draw China towards a more open, democratic system. Thus far this has not been the case. This has led many to see China’s growth as largely cosmetic – merely an economic makeover that has managed to circumvent societal change by adapting capitalism to fit into a society, which has changed very little in two thousand years.

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