By John Naisbitt
A groundbreaking examine a brand new social-political version at the upward push John and Doris Naisbitt, longtime China observers, offer an in-depth learn of the elemental alterations in China's social, political, and fiscal existence, and their impression at the West. With outstanding entry, and utilizing a similar thoughts in the back of John Naisbitt's overseas bestseller Megatrends, the Naisbitts have traveled the rustic, interviewing newshounds, marketers, teachers, politicians, artists, dissidents, and expatriates. With assistance from twenty-eight employees individuals of the Naisbitt China Institute in Tianjin, they've got monitored neighborhood newspapers in all of China's provinces to spot the evolving views and deep forces underlying China's transformation. Their examine finds that China is not just present process basic adjustments but in addition growing a completely new social and monetary model—what the Naisbitts name a "vertical democracy"—that is altering the principles of worldwide alternate and demanding Western democracy because the simply applicable kind of governing. The Naisbitts have pointed out eight pillars because the origin and drivers of China's new society: Emancipation of the brain Balancing Top-Down and Bottom-Up Framing the woodland and Letting the bushes develop Crossing the River by means of Feeling the Stones creative and highbrow Ferment becoming a member of the realm Freedom and equity From Olympic Medals to Nobel Prizes reading each one of those eight pillars in nice element, China's Megatrends describes the hot China for the an expert and the newly curious, supplying clean and provocative insights and classes to be discovered.
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Extra resources for China's Megatrends: The 8 Pillars of a New Society
We were in search of China’s megatrends. We were aware that we were looking at a country undergoing great and very complex change, with each region and each city moving at its own level and its own speed. We were looking for patterns, in which a series of single events would begin to make sense and form a picture of the new China, just as such events did in the United States in 1982, when I wrote Megatrends. What we found was of much greater dimensions and importance than we had anticipated. We concentrated on the obvious shifts in the social, political, cultural, and economic life of the country, but it seemed that those shifts were only the result of something else—something overarching, which we could not define.
Another moment of silence, and then strong applause, though not from everyone. ” As Wei said, most of the audience members had read Megatrends years ago and had been inspired by it. They had come to hear John and also, as Wei put it, to pay their respects to him. And it was touching when many of them lined up after the event to get their original copies of Megatrends signed. One CEO told us what Wang Wei told the audience at the end of the talk: “John’s books Megatrends and Megatrends Asia set a milestone, especially for the Chinese.
Success will arouse jealousy, and idleness will arouse complaints. Sooner or later more engaged and more talented workers will move up and make more money, while others, who are not so talented or diligent, will grumble about their stagnant position. The more freedom and fairness can be complementary, the greater the harmony in the company. And eighth, after the company establishes a solid position in the market as a manufacturer, the next aim will be to move from imitation to innovation. In the process all previous steps are moved to higher levels, upgrading the quality of work and the inventiveness of the enterprise—and increasing revenues, with profitability enhancing the lives of the workers and their families.
China's Megatrends: The 8 Pillars of a New Society by John Naisbitt