"La grandeur d'un métier est avant tout d'unir les hommes;
il n'est qu'un luxe véritable et c'est celui des relations humaines"
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

A talk with Philippe Li

A talk with Philippe Li

Philippe Li is a former president of the franco-korean chamber of commerce and the current head of the Asian Departement at Jones Day laywer firm in Paris. In a talk broadcasted on French radio France Culture, he explains why Western countries should learn lessons from the formerly called “emerging countries”.

Turnover and number of employees of Samsung 2009-2011
 
According to Philippe Li, we should not talk anymore about emerging countries but about “emerged countries”, as their economic situation dramatically improved in the recent years. In fact, e…

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Thinking With the Heart

Thinking With the Heart

We could dramatically improve our daily management thanks to the Chinese concept of “thinking with the heart”.

I derive this concept from Zheng Lu Nian, International Consultant and Management Professor. He rightly outlines the major difference between the Western world where the heart is the symbolic location of sentimental perception only, whereas in China, it is considered as the location of overall consciousness.
When the Western world identifies two separate entities – heart and spirit – , the Chinese concept makes no difference between feelings and underst…

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Returning from Shanghai

Returning from Shanghai

Together with 30 Alumni and friends of the HEC Community, I met with Chinese executives as well as European executives settled in China during the 2010 award ceremony.

Together with 30 Alumni and friends of the HEC Community, we celebrated the 2010 award and enjoyed the outstanding wonder of the World Expo.
Approaching and embracing this new breed of Management talents was also my motive.
Through lots of contacts, within a few days, I could visualize how fierce is this huge battleground in the Chinese ’war for talent’!
Recruiting and retaining the right Executives anywhere…

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Growing People

Growing People

Now that the recession has hit and hurt most Company investment near capabilities, there is a priority to concentrate on what is the most critical asset: people value. A reset focus upon retaining and growing this valuable resource is the priority.

Various analyses indicate there is a large reservoir of talent available worldwide.Even more so since the crisis has blown over all economies, for the last two years.However, there is still a talent struggle involved in globality ; that is aligning the right talent with the required capabilities and the new economic conditions. It is partly an is…

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