1. I write as an Asian, with all the pent-up emotions of my people. What I say will annoy many people who prefer the more conventional myths brought back by writers on the Orient. All I can say is that I try to tell the truth. Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures.
    — Han Suyin, doctor and author (Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing), 9/12/1917 - 11/2/2012.
     
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    I love the fact that Lin is playing for a big market team now.  I’m always a big fan of underdogs who rise up and succeed.  Having seen him play in college a few times while in grad school (not to mention a few of the big games he had his senior year against Top D1 teams like UConn), I’m very impressed with his play and above that, his character.  
However, I wish (selfishly) that people would get the facts and details straight - Lin is of Taiwanese descent and isn’t just “a Chinese kid”!  I don’t know the right analogy, but perhaps it would be akin to referring to someone from Portugal or Brazil or Mexico as being Spanish?  Anyway, I hope he gets some traction with the Knicks this season and in the league for a while.
-cch
caterpillarcowboy:

ryanb:

New Knicks guard Jeremy Lin (Harvard) and sophomore Landry Fields (Stanford) have offered to tutor Amare Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler in SAT Test Prep, if they ever decide to go to college.
How can Tutorspree hijack this marketing opportunity?

“So @JLin7 is a Knick now. STAT and Tyson admitted they will use us for SAT prep courses if they ever decide to go to college.”
Lin defies traditional Ivy League success


Wait, a chinese kid who went to Harvard is playing on the Knicks? I might have to start watching basketball again…

    I love the fact that Lin is playing for a big market team now.  I’m always a big fan of underdogs who rise up and succeed.  Having seen him play in college a few times while in grad school (not to mention a few of the big games he had his senior year against Top D1 teams like UConn), I’m very impressed with his play and above that, his character.  

    However, I wish (selfishly) that people would get the facts and details straight - Lin is of Taiwanese descent and isn’t just “a Chinese kid”!  I don’t know the right analogy, but perhaps it would be akin to referring to someone from Portugal or Brazil or Mexico as being Spanish?  Anyway, I hope he gets some traction with the Knicks this season and in the league for a while.

    -cch

    caterpillarcowboy:

    ryanb:

    New Knicks guard Jeremy Lin (Harvard) and sophomore Landry Fields (Stanford) have offered to tutor Amare Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler in SAT Test Prep, if they ever decide to go to college.

    How can Tutorspree hijack this marketing opportunity?

    So @JLin7 is a Knick now. STAT and Tyson admitted they will use us for SAT prep courses if they ever decide to go to college.”

    Lin defies traditional Ivy League success

    Wait, a chinese kid who went to Harvard is playing on the Knicks? I might have to start watching basketball again…

     
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    You wanna know what’s cool? A billion people is what’s cool… (a billion and change)…
-cch
thenextweb:

(via Business social networking in China set to grow five fold by 2013)

    You wanna know what’s cool? A billion people is what’s cool… (a billion and change)…

    -cch

    thenextweb:

    (via Business social networking in China set to grow five fold by 2013)

     
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    Cool stats around costs, times, and failure rates for new businesses by various countries. In the US - 1/2 of small businesses fail within 5 years (not surprised).  I was surprised however that both Singapore and New Zealand are rated better than the US in terms of time it takes to start a new business (Saudi Arabia too) and the ease of doing business.
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grantrharrison:

The Cost of Starting a Small Business in the U.S. and Abroad [Infographic]

    Cool stats around costs, times, and failure rates for new businesses by various countries. In the US - 1/2 of small businesses fail within 5 years (not surprised).  I was surprised however that both Singapore and New Zealand are rated better than the US in terms of time it takes to start a new business (Saudi Arabia too) and the ease of doing business.

    -cch

    grantrharrison:

    The Cost of Starting a Small Business in the U.S. and Abroad [Infographic]

     
  5. Very interesting read about entrepreneurship, innovation, imitation, technology and culture.  

    And it’s not just China copying the US (Renren and Kaixin copying Facebook), it works both ways (Zynga’s Farmville copying Kaixin’s Happy Garden).

    From Fast Company.

    -cch

     
  6. "The Chinese men’s skin-care market may reach $270 million this year, vs. $227 million for North America, according to Euromonitor. The research company expects annual growth of 29 percent through 2014, compared with 5.7 percent for North America and 7.9 percent in Europe.”

    "First they were spending on watches and pens and shoes as a status symbol, then five years ago they were focusing more on apparel, and in the last three years there is a real upsurge in male cosmetics."

    "Men who use cosmetics are called du shi yu nan—literally, “City Jade Men,” a moniker akin to “metrosexuals” in the West.”

    Do you need more evidence for why entrepreneurs and start-ups should focus on China?

    -cch 

    Via Bloomberg Businessweek