28 Feb '17, 3pm

One startup founder shares the advantages of working in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.

One startup founder shares the advantages of working in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.

The Respect For Time And Travel When I set up my first trip to Hong Kong, I had only a couple of meetings scheduled ahead of time and was getting worried. When I told my investor that, he said, “Just go. This is Asia–things will always come up last-minute, and you will be busy. If you don’t get another three meetings while you’re there, I’ll reimburse all your costs.” He was right. I’ve found that people realize that you made the trip over and bend over backward as a result to find time to meet up. Even if they’re busy, they’ll graciously schedule a meeting at 7 a.m. or 7 p.m.–and these are senior-level people. I was taught to assume that North America is the global leader in women’s opportunities. I believed this was true until I started doing business in Asia. I’ve also found that if your contacts like what you’re doing, they bring in the right associates immediately. Mo...

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