Culture and Civilization Matters

April 5, 2010

Preparing for China: Some Facts and Figures

Filed under: Term 4 Shanghai — Tags: , , , , — wadatripp @ 8:36 pm

DIGGING DEEP INTO THE DATA FOR THE REGION
For those of you who value digging deeper into the numbers you can always check out the CIA World Factbook page for China.

Click here to access the CIA page

Another option is to scan this McKinsey presentation. While it is somewhat dated (2006), I like the way they break down the analysis of the region. It will be interesting to see how our regional briefing maps to this 2006 analysis given the recent Financial downturn.

Hint:To view the presentation in fullscreen mode click the menu button on the far left and select “View Fullscreen”.

A quick review of the CIA site and McKinsey presentation brings into stark relief the challenges we will all face as we endeavor to embed ourselves into this vast region to understand the Societal, Political and Economic Transitions it is currently experiencing.

Are you up for it? Lets GO!

Click here to return to the China Main Page

WELCOME TO TERM 4: Next Stop…..SHANGHAI

Filed under: Term 4 Shanghai — Tags: , , , , — wadatripp @ 8:35 pm

CONGRATULATIONS CCL STUDENTS!

Congratulations on completing Term 3 and welcome to Term 4!

As we move into Term 4 you cross the mid-point threshold of your CCMBA experience. It might be hard to believe, but when you arrive in Shanghai and meet with your new teams you will already be more than half-way there!


NEXT STOP: CHINA!

Our global journey takes us next to Shanghai, one of the most vibrant cities on the planet and a hub of the fastest growing economy in the world: The People’s Republic of China.




PREPARING FOR THE CHINA EXPERIENCE
This brief video should whet our appetite for the experience we are about to embark upon next month.




BLOG OUTLINE:
As was the case in London, Dubai, and Delhi, we have developed this set of blog pages with rich-media content that we believe you will find relevant to the topics we will be discussing during our time in Shanghai.

Here is the outline:

  • Preparing for China: Some Facts and Figures. Click to here view.
  • Background on China: A Brief Overview of a Long History. Click here to view.
  • Exploring China’s Transitions and Tensions. Click here to view.
  • Societal Tension: Rural Confucianism to Urban Individualism. Click here to view.
  • Political Tension: One-Party Communist System facing into the Headwinds of Change. Click here to view.
  • Economic Tension: Addressing the Triple Threat of Poverty, Inequality and the Environment. Click here to view.
  • China’s Relational Model and Cultural Dimensions: Please take the Polls! Click here to view.

We encourage you to review the contents of this blog and to post any comments, questions, or issues that come to mind as a result of having done so. Also, if you have good resources to add to the discussion, pleas be sure to include them in the Comment Section.

It is our sincere hope that we begin a robust virtual dialogue via this blog that we can synthesize during our time together at the residency.

See you in Shanghai!

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January 20, 2010

WELCOME TO TERM 3: NEXT STOP…..DELHI

Filed under: Term 3 Delhi — Tags: , , , — wadatripp @ 8:06 pm

CONGRATULATIONS CCL STUDENTS!

Congratulations on completing Term 2 and welcome to Term 3!

NEXT STOP: INDIA!
Like the River Thames and the Dubai Creek in the past two cities we have visited, our CCMBA journey around the globe has ebbed and flowed through Relational Models and Cultural Dimensions to finally reach our third destination: Incredible India

PREPARING FOR THE INDIA EXPERIENCE
This brief video should whet your appetite for the incredible experience we are all about to embark upon at the end of this month:

BLOG OUTLINE
As was the case with London and Dubai, we have developed a set of blog pages with rich-media content that we believe you will find relevant to the topics we will be discussing during our time in Delhi.

Here is the outline:

  • Preparing for India: Some Facts and Figures. Click here to view.
  • Background on India: A Brief Overview of a Long History. Click here to view.
  • Imagining India: Preparing for our CEO session with Nandan Nilekani. Click here to view.
  • Exploring India’s Transitions and Tensions. Click here to view.
  • Societal Tension: Religion, Caste and Indian Identity. Click here to view.
  • Political Tension: Independence, Nationalism, Fundamentalism and the Multi-Party Coalition. Click here to view.
  • Economic Tension: Addressing Poverty – India’s Biggest Opportunity and Most Difficult Challenge. Click here to view.

We encourage you to review the contents of this blog and to post any comments, questions, or issues that come to mind as a result of having done so. Also, if you have good resources to add to the discussion, pleas be sure to include them in the Comment Section.

It is our sincere hope that we begin a robust virtual dialogue via this blog that we can synthesize during our time together at the residency.

See you in Delhi!

Click here to return to CCL main page.

July 2, 2009

Welcome to Duke/Fuqua/CCMBA/and the CCL Course!

Filed under: CCL Overview — Tags: , , , , , , , , — wadatripp @ 6:22 pm

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First, we want to WELCOME you to Duke University and the Fuqua School of Business. Your decision to join us in the CCMBA program comes at a time when global competence is increasingly critical to becoming leader of consequence.

In this brief video, Fuqua School of Business Dean Blair Sheppard shares his insights on how leaders of consequence develop based on mutual acceptance of responsibility on the part of both the institution and the individual:

Also, for those of you who have not yet seen our brief “While You Were Sleeping” video, please take a moment to view it now as it clearly outlines why we are in the midst of executing a strategy to become the first Globally Distributed Business school.

Now, onto the real work!

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the CCMBA Culture, Civilizations and Leadership course blog where we will be posting rich-media sources we find relevant to the topics we will be discussing in the course.

We have created separate pages that cover the following topics for your review prior to getting together in London.

Here is the outline:

    The Clash of Civilizations: Click HERE to view.
    The Rise and Fall of Civilizations: Click HERE to view.
    Civilizations and their Linkage to Relational Models Theory: Click HERE to view.
    Defining and Identifying a Regional Culture: Click HERE to view.
    Leading the Globally Integrated Enterprise: Click HERE to view.
    Civilizations and Culture Explained Through Food and Drink: Click HERE to view.
    England – Timeline of Pivotal Events: Click HERE to view.
    Dubai – Welcome to Term 2: Click HERE to view.
    Delhi – Welcome to Term 3: Click HERE to view.
    Shanghai – Welcome to Term 4: Click HERE to view.
    St. Petersburg – Welcome to Term 5: Click HERE to view.

We encourage you to review the contents of this blog and to post any comments, questions or issues that come to mind as a result of having done so.

It is our sincere hope that we will begin a robust virtual dialogue via this blog that we can synthesize during our time together during each residency.

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