Robert Lawrence Kuhn

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.


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Personal Lessons from the Financial Crisis

The trick is to learn from—but not overreact to—the market downturn

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Uncommon Wisdom October 13 2009

Permanence & Politics

It struck me when I was writing two articles at the same time, both on politics, largely late at night. [...]

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Election Center March 5 2008

Optimization is the “Best” Option, Not Necessarily the “Maximum” One

It’s not the label on a policy or program that counts, but its effectiveness. “Optimum” means achieving an ideal outcome, balancing myriad parameters and criteria. Optimum is usually not the “maximum” outcome, but may be the “best” outcome.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn November 4 2011

Mastering the Art of Doing Business in China

Not enough CEOs know how to play the game to their advantage.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Strategy December 2 2005
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Managing Yourself, Emails and All

How to deal with the daily onslaught of demands, data and dilemmas.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Uncommon Wisdom November 17 2010

Learn From the Stars

“Grand Thinking” makes great companies. I criticize CEOs when they don’t see its importance, and I am frustrated when they [...]

Robert Lawrence Kuhn January 29 2007

Investment Banking

Robert Lawrence Kuhn, an international investment banker and corporate strategist, is senior adviser at Citigroup where he focuses on China. [...]

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Leadership January 1 2007

Inside M&A Banking

How do you protect a CEO from paying too much?

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Strategy September 1 2006
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In Search of “Optimizationism”

Key Takeaways Determine your primary assets and assess your vulnerabilities to a sudden decline in one or more of them. [...]

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Leadership & Strategy November 4 2011

How to Use Investment Bankers

Notwithstanding all talk about their gargantuan bonuses, investment bankers evince no chagrin about the fees they charge. They unabashedly retort [...]

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Corporate Finance , Leadership & Strategy April 3 2007

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