I seem to have a penchant for bidding for courses that inevitably stretch across the weekends. On the plus side, I’d have cleared one elective in just a few days (not counting the final group assignment and presentation a few weeks later). And we get Executive treatment at MBA rates :P
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be spent on China Strategy. On Friday our Chinese professor WC gave very substantial information on China’s growth, which we all know as phenomenal, but there were extra insights. He also invited a very good speaker from KFC to share with us how they’re winning the fast food wars with McDonald’s through their entrepreneurial spirit, Chinese-oriented leadership and willingness to introduce dishes that Chinese like. In contrast, McDonald’s has stuck firmly to its global image and made relatively few changes to its menu, bringing in Western executives to address issues that are inherently Chinese.
It’s been excellent so far. Everybody I’ve spoken to has said it’s great. Even a classmate from China told me she’s learning something new. Now that’s the spirit! Looking forward to more great insights today (Saturday) and tomorrow. Tonight we’ll also be having dinner at China Club, thanks to our sponsors.