Why I left China

Ken Carroll

At the end of 2009, I left China in something of a hurry. Let me outline why. One of the companies I’d founded – a chain of language schools, called Kai En – was going bankrupt. The problem came about after the US economy went south and the language school’s client-base dried up. There were

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Reflecting on a month in China

Jenny Connected

From October 8 th to November 2 nd , I was in China. We saw many of the highlights that tourists hope to see (in fact our trip was organized by China Highlights) – the Forbidden City in Beijing, The Great Wall, The Terracotta Warriors in Xian, the three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, and much much more, I am also aware that we barely scratched the surface of China’s wonders. Trying to use the internet in China is an interesting experience.

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China's Enlightened Billionaire

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Powerful Connections Touch the Soul Fairness » China’s Enlightened Billionaire Wow. One can only hope that there are other leaders like him, climbing the ranks of China’s economy.

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Blog>> Social Media and a Changing China

Green Chameleon

Fascinating TED talk on how China is changing and the role social media plays in its evolution

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China Pilots Major Web TV Phone Convergence

Portals and KM

China launched a major pilot project in 12 cities nationwide this July to help converge the telecommunications, Internet and broadcast networks. It was reported in the People’s Daily that the project aims to make the three sectors compatible within China to allow users to make telephone calls, surf the Net and watch television through wireless gateway or one cable. In China, the move to bring the three sectors together has been considered for more than a decade.

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The Networked Enterprise and Bioteams in China

The Bumble Bee

Alex Lin (CEO of ChinaValue Business New Media) has just conducted a major interview with me ( Ken Thompson) where we explore in detail the concept of The Networked Enterprise for Chinavalue.net. Here are the full interviews in both English and Chinese. Interview (English). Interview (Chinese).

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China and Social Networks

Online Community Report

But there is one glaring absence in this new global conversation: China. China blocks most international blogs, including any using popular blog services such as Wordpress or Blogger. China blocks any international URL with the word "blog" in it. China also blocks Twitter, Facebook, and many bulletin board sites. China currently does not block most news or information sites, but social sites are currently off limits. But China isn't present.

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Why Every Organization Needs a China Strategy

Influence

China is in the news a lot these days. Having spent the last year living in China, my view is that the “China story” is, in fact, under-reported. Is China’s progress over-reported?

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Visual Expression in Disasters | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Stunted

Ken Carroll

About Ken Carroll « Re-thinking language instruction Linear and non-linear learning » Stunted In this New York Times article , David Brooks describes the relationship between China’s ruling elite and its school system. If memorization is the most highly prized ability, then creativity, innovativeness, and other things are necessarily suppressed, a potentially huge problem for China’s competitiveness in the post industrial era. China has 20 years to go.

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Green Chameleon » Sacred and Profane

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Sacred and Profane Last night on my way home I passed a migrant from mainland China of the deeply blue collar variety being very expressive on the phone in the way that only those unshackled by higher academics can be, and for some wayward reason I started reflecting on the “softening&# (I hesitate to say feminisation) of the workplace when it comes to knowledge work.

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Great facilitation – what is it?

Viv Mcwaters

Big Brother Tightens Grip in China | World | Epoch Times its laws and regulations to control an increasing number of facets of daily life, especially the Internet and cell phones , and in suppressing independent expression of all forms: religious expression, petitioners, and the media. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) has released its 2010 annual report, detailing troubling developments beginning in November 2009. China dialogue.

Broader Usefulness of Satellite Photos

Michael Sampson - Currents

Spaceknow has a collection of popular insights available, including car analysis at Disney World, aircraft analysis at JFK (see image above), and a manufacturing index for China, among others. BusinessWeek ran an article in July 2015 called How Satellite Photos May Change Economics.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. September 22, 2007 Saturday Links for the Week - September 22, 2007 TheWisdom of Crowds?: Chart shows value of US Dollar versus a basket ofother currencies.

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Bro Orange and Community Indicators

Full Circle Associates

I Followed My Stolen iPhone Across The World, Became A Celebrity In China, And Found A Friend For Life. For some years now I have been noting occurrences where connections are made between people.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

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Technology: RSS beats censorship

Joitske Hulsebosch

In China, I tried to access my blog from 3 different cybercafes, a hotel and a home connection, but I couldn't access it. So spread RSS in China! Back to blogging! I say an enormous thank you to John and Bill for blogging here during my holidays.

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Endless Knots

And no matter how that turns out,” he said, “I’ve decided to become a reporter, see if I can make something of my China knowledge.” Over time, we’d learned that Ernest was in fact a China scholar, fluent in Mandarin, teaching himself Cantonese, and particularly well-versed in current Chinese politics. He was living on the other side of the Bay, in Richmond, writing pieces about anything to do with China, to build his clip file before applying for a job with the L.A.

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And you think your supermarket is crowded

Endless Knots

My friend Xujun Eberlein (author of Apologies Forthcoming ) is in China doing research for a book - and celebrating the Chinese New Year with her sisters and parents. A prodigious blogger, she's had trouble in the past with Internet access while in China: "I'm not sure what I have done to deserve such an honor. Xujun's observations on how the economic debacle is affecting China also are worth the finger flex for that click. Still things are buzzing in China.

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The place of ‘the teacher’ in relation to open content

Jenny Connected

China is in a similar position. Just how will ‘teaching’ be scaled up to meet the needs of tomorrow’s learners in India, China and the world? Change Mooc, Week 18: Richard DeMillo, Ashwin Ram, Preetha Ram, and Hua Ali. Social Networks, Learning Communities, and Web Science – [link]. See also. Web Concepts: Change in Education and the Laws of the Web . Updated pdf available for download from Rich DeMillo, Mike McCracken and Ashwin Ram’s first #change11 session for week 20.

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Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Iran and China lead the way Syria is not far behind. But Australia isn’t China right? Shares Extract: George Brandis today said that “Bloggers are not Journalists” meaning they don’t need the same protection.

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Social media mean nothing with the social capital

Joitske Hulsebosch

If you look at his example of the earthquake in China: social media made it possible that the first reports were online by citizens before the institutions could break the news. Another great talk by Clay Shirky available through Tedtalks. Watch it if you have 17 minutes break from work.

Read my blog in chinese and french language!

Joitske Hulsebosch

Since I couldn't read my own blog in China, I'm happy to discover that some people are reading my blog in Chinese language! I found the french and chinese translations of my blog when I looked through the referals to my blog. Both persons used google translations.

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Love Hurts – And That’s a Good Thing

Alchemy of Change

I was living in China when I finally set aside my fear of teeter-totter physics and first dared to move in from the edge. My second opening to love was also with a fellow expat in China – and it ended up being even more painful than the first one when it ended.

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2013 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners

Portals and KM

The 2013 MAKE research program consists of the Global, Americas, Asian and European studies, as well as national studies for Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. Here is more tech for this first week of the year. Teleos,

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Facebook Detectives and Citizen Investigator

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Why do we resent social networking sites assisting China but cheer when they help British authorities? Is it because China is “bad&# and Britain is “good&# ?

Telecommuting goal to reduce carbon footprint in Hubei province

Endless Knots

Encouraging article in China Business News: " Telecommuting to solve Hubei’s carbon emissions problem." In fact, the telecommuting sector has the greatest potential for carbon emission reductions in China, and could save 340 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2020, Guo told the audience of environmental experts, local government officials and company representatives.

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Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

China. China, mainland. I’m resonating with how Joitske Hulsebosch has organized “ Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels.”

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Scenarios 2011 to 2022 – Media/Military Complex: New Year Resolve

21st Century Organization

Twelve years ago, the dot-com bubble hadn’t yet burst, Amazon.com was just three years old, and China was known for Mao, not for manufacturing.

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Learning through Collaborating and Lurking Online: A Case Study (Mandy Geddes, IEC)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Many are in Australia, but some students are in China. Mandy is now talking about learning through collaborating and lurking - at the Institute of Executive Coaching (IEC). Mandy is the GM of Learning (?) at the IEC. Key points: - have been experimenting with social online learning. Started the journey in 2009. - the IEC trains coaches - about 500 a year. students are increasingly coming from remote locations. They couldn't keep coming back for face-to-face meetings.

2012 157

The place of ‘the teacher’ in relation to open content

Jenny Connected

China is in a similar position. Just how will ‘teaching’ be scaled up to meet the needs of tomorrow’s learners in India, China and the world? Change Mooc, Week 18: Richard DeMillo, Ashwin Ram, Preetha Ram, and Hua Ali. Social Networks, Learning Communities, and Web Science – [link]. See also. Web Concepts: Change in Education and the Laws of the Web . Updated pdf available for download from Rich DeMillo, Mike McCracken and Ashwin Ram’s first #change11 session for week 20.

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Curing Business Ecosystems Blindness

Partnering Resources

Companies in India, China, and other rapidly developing countries sell low-cost coding services, leaving the more complex business analysis and technological architecture functions to on-site staff. Evolution into business ecosystems. Image by Dion Hinchcliffe, Dachis Group.

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I’ll Drink To That! #NekNominate

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

If we hand our sovereignty over to Facebook and Google (I don’t include Twitter as they have already rolled over and made no attempt to protect our privacy), should we get pissy if Saudi, China and Korean Governments demand the same? What is Neknominate?

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2013 Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Study

Portals and KM

The 2013 MAKE research program consists of the Global, Americas, Asian and European studies, as well as national studies for Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. The 16th annual Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) studies will begin on April 15, 2013.

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Tech Spending Is Coming Back. And It Might Even Stay

Portals and KM

Sixty percent of tech executives surveyed by KPMG said they expect China to contribute more than any other country to their revenue growth over the next year. I recently wrote that collaborative applications market remains strong. Here is more good news as Businessweek reports that IDC predicts that global tech spending is set to rise by 3.8 percent, to $1.5 trillion this year after falling by 4.2 percent in 2009.

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Fairness

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « China’s Enlightened Billionaire Climate Skeptic Monument » Fairness Our differing notions of fairness is one of the biggest causes of the divide facing the United States today.

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The International Food Shortage

Michael Sampson - Currents

In China they didn't know what "opinion" meant. David, my 13 year old son, forwarded this to me yesterday. It obviously tickled his fancy! Recently, a worldwide survey was conducted and the only question asked was: "Would you please give your honest opinion about the solution to the food shortage in the rest of the world?". The survey was, not surprisingly, a huge failure. Because: In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant. In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant.

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Confucius meets web 2.0

Ken Carroll

What’s wrong with China doing PR and promoting its language? China has its problems, to be sure, but so does every other country. If further understanding from the West gets China to open up even more then I think it’s a positive thing, both for China and the West.

Scenarios 2011 to 2022 – Media/Military Complex: New Year Resolve

21st Century Organization

Twelve years ago, the dot-com bubble hadn’t yet burst, Amazon.com was just three years old, and China was known for Mao, not for manufacturing.

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The Rat cheated: Duke Riley restages the race for the Chinese Zodiac #elizastamps

Endless Knots

" Just a few minutes ago, I watched documentary filmmaker Kitty Joe Sainte-Marie 's  film about The Rematch  ("Duke Riley // China // smARTpower"). It's a little hard to headline this one.

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A knife, a ball, a piece of paper

Net-Map Toolbox

Knife Sharpeners in Kashgar, China (copyright by watchsmart on Flickr). These are a few of my favorite things… (O.k., I also like raindrops on roses, as in the song, but that’s a different story…).

2012 159

7 Tips for #SocialMedia guidelines and Government

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Oh and Indonesia, China, Afganistan. Five years ago I wrote a list of social media guidelines for the Enterprise which has been read 100,000+ times. And even today creating social media guidelines for staff are a challenge.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » What’s happening at the Economist?

Ken Carroll

And anyone that knows anything about China should know that you don’t accept government statistics on face value anyway. The author has now hit bottom, but he keeps digging: “The vast majority of Westerners who travel to China to study Mandarin give up, go home and forget what they have learned.&# I know there is a demand for native English speakers with Mandarin abilities as it can be difficult for foreigners to get jobs in China without some basic level of Chinese.

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