In China today, Chinese companies must evolve their business and management practices to an international caliber. This requires their management teams and overall workforce to understand and adopt new professional qualities and a more modern business mindset.
Most fundamental in achieving that objective is having the right awareness of those international qualities and skills that are most important and relevant in today’s highly competitive business world.
This is the essence of Know The Game, Play The Game, a book that highlights the fundamental areas international executives value most in their top employees, and what mainland professionals should know to develop a successful career in a leading company. Like any game you play, the better you understand the strategy, the rules, and tendencies of the players involved the better your chances are for success. But for many mainland professionals who wish to elevate their business capabilities and management effectiveness, they’ve had limited exposure to the business practices and professional habits that are most important to successful executives.
Of course, you could obtain an MBA from a Harvard, Wharton, or other world-class, overseas b-school program. But for how many mainlanders is this a realistic solution? Instead, most must develop their capabilities and deeper understanding of the business world through the resources available to them here in China. Know The Game, Play The Game provides the type of practical advice and insights into how senior managers think that makes succeeding in today’s increasing internalizing business world more attainable. It also shares the experiences of local professionals, who although have never worked or studied abroad, are
optimizing their opportunities and advancing their careers by either doing it the smart way or learning it the hard way.
Know The Game, Play The Game is the sequel to The New Gold Mountain, completed in May of 1998, which tells the story of another category of bilingual, international-oriented professionals, Chinese-Americans, who are also fully utilizing their Chinese/international backgrounds to do exceptionally well within the region.
We are proud to share through this book our career planning, career development, and job search expertise to mainland professionals. Ultimately, we hope many mainlanders will realize the personal and professional goals they strive for, and many multinationals will be able to better evaluate, attain, and develop top mainland talent for their future business success in China.
For more information about Know the Game, Play the Game, please call our Shanghai office at 86 21 6288-5426,or check out our website at www.wang-li.com, or follow us @Larry Wang王承伦