Loos and Other Take for Granted Things in Life

Great Wall of China - toilet signOur tour guide is a handsome young Chinese man and he sounded more like a scholar in History or English instead of what he is. In a small bus to see the Ming Tombs, after the Great Wall of China, he introduced himself as Liu.

“Call me Leo, not loo.” He laughed. Then he proceeded to tell us that Chinese toilets are ranked according to 4 stars, 3 stars, 2 stars and we laughed. Continue reading “Loos and Other Take for Granted Things in Life”

Doing Business in the Chinese and Aussie way

“To Thy Own Self Be True” –

Tall PoppyIs there one way of doing business or many? In the 20 years that I have travelled and worked with different peoples and groups exploring issues to do with the enhancement of their business it does not matter where or whom I work with: Americans, Aboriginal people, Maoris, Aussies or Chinese, one universal law pops up inevitably: business is about managing people, not about making money. Money is the result from the effective management of people: self and others (customers, employees etc).

So simple. Continue reading “Doing Business in the Chinese and Aussie way”

The Tao Of Love And Sex, Health & Longevity

shen shenThe Tao or the Way is the totality of life and death for Chinese. It forms a substratum of their conscious and unconscious culture thus shaping their psyche in ways so profound that words are sometimes rendered useless to describe the phenomena. The Tao is found in many different manifestations and nowhere is it more beautifully displayed than in the health system of the Chinese. To the Taoists, health, life and sex are interwoven so intricately that whatever we put into our mouths also determine our sex life. Conversely whatever we do to our sex life also determines the length and breath of our life. Continue reading “The Tao Of Love And Sex, Health & Longevity”