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Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn is an international corporate strategist, investment banker and expert on China. Since 1989, he has worked with China’s senior leaders and advised the Chinese government on matters of economic policy, industrial policy, mergers and acquisitions, science and technology, media and culture, Sino-U.S. relations, and a variety of international business matters. Dr. Kuhn advises leading multinational companies, CEOs and C-Suite executives, regarding formulating and implementing China strategies in a variety of sectors, including science and technology, energy and resources, industrial, media and entertainment, healthcare / medical / pharmaceuticals, consumer products, and financial services. He works with major Chinese companies on structuring their capital markets financing and M&A activities.

In Search of “Optimizationism”

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Key Takeaways Determine your primary assets and assess your vulnerabilities to a sudden decline in one or more of them. Challenge strategic assumptions, stress test your businesses and extend limits. If every idea your people have is a good one, it means you have too few ideas. I spend my time, on the one hand, analyzing Chinese politics and economics ...

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Beware Groups

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The Internet is generating "groupthink" inside groups and greater conflict between groups. Here, Chief Executive details the three types of groupthink and how CEOs can resist groupthink in their organizations.

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Thirty Ways to Resist Groupthink

Because Groupthink is so insidious, comfortable and prevalent, it is a constant challenge for CEOs. This is especially so in the age of the Internet. Only the proactive administration of psycho-social antidotes can counteract the poison of groupthink.

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Designing a China Business Framework

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If you're looking to succeed in China, you'll need to align your strategy with the agenda of China's leaders. Businesses need to take a "politico-strategic" approach when entering the country because of the strong relationship between commerce and government.

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What Do Investment Banks Do?

Corporate strategist and investment banker, Robert Lawrence Kuhn, examines the different facets of investment banking from public offerings, debt and equity securities to M&A and structured finance. Kuhn's crash course in investment banking will tell a CEO almost all he or she needs to know.

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