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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12 CEO Diseases and How to Treat Them.

Before I became an investment banker, I studied to be a doctor. (I did a Ph.D. in anatomy/brain research at [...]

Robert Lawrence Kuhn November 1 2006

A Philosophy of Investment Banking

Investment banking is the business of money. Its primary purpose is to link users of capital with providers of capital, [...]

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

A World Too Tightly Wired

That a drop in the Shanghai Stock Market could trigger a worldwide sell-off exposes, I now believe, a deeper and [...]

Robert Lawrence Kuhn April 12 2007
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Beware Groups

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.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management September 19 2011

China Celebrates

An elaborate ceremony illustrates how China’s leaders think

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Uncommon Wisdom November 23 2009

Cosmos, Consciousness, God

As human beings, we live in two worlds: material and mental, physical and spiritual, secular and religious, perhaps earthly and [...]

Robert Lawrence Kuhn June 2 2008

Deconstructing COMPENSATION

Why who is worth what.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn CEO Compensation July 23 2007

Delivering Energy Security

I feel stupid, and I am angry. The stupidity is collective; the anger is personal. I am angry because I [...]

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Green Business , Uncommon Wisdom January 16 2008
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Designing a China Business Framework

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.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Asia , China , Global Business , Strategy July 8 2011

Doing Business in China 2010

How Expo Shanghai Contrasts with New Fears.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Strategy , Uncommon Wisdom April 28 2010

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