A Growing Market for the World. And for me.
THE CHINA INVOLVEMENT BEGAN WITH MY USC STUDENTS, A THIRD OF WHOM ARE CHINESE.
The Chinese also want to be a creative power.
At first they are challengingly quiet, but then they dive in, open up and their creativity is explosive. (So is the warmth, humor, appreciation and love that they eventually show.) My success with them led to USC asking me to instruct a group of visiting professionals from the Shanghai Media group, China's largest, in team creativity. As a result, I was asked to join the Cal State University Long Beach International Training Center for visiting Chinese business delegations.
One thing led to another. And in March, 2017, USC sent me to China for nearly three weeks. Lecturing in universities was only one component of the trip. Through my Chinese alumni at both USC and Cal State Long Beach, I had multiple business appointments in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou that are leading to both teaching and consulting/training jobs in China about the New Communication.
China is an extraordinary ambitious, friendly country, open to new thinking. They are relentless in their desire to continue growing, acquire knowledge big creativity skills, and seizing upon the New Communication. Once they get to know you, they are also relentless in their desire for ongoing, meaningful, wonderful friendships.
Every year, I invite my students over for Chinese Chanukah. Last year when I gave them all boxes of Chanukah candles, one of them shouted out, "Look...made in China!"
(If you want to come next Chanukah, just email.)