To The East My Brother

Synopsis

Short and informative insights from a Westerner whom now calls China his beloved home. Come back often, listen, and learn what really takes place in China and how to succeed in the Chinese Culture.

Episodes

  • Episode 43 - Doing Business in China - Part 3: Providing a Specialized Service to a Minority Group

    Episode 43 - Doing Business in China - Part 3: Providing a Specialized Service to a Minority Group

    02/04/2014 Duration: 59min

    In this our 3rd and final part on 'Doing Business in China', we interview Ms. Bryonie Richards, owner of Studio Ebony. This episode focuses on how to establish a successful business that caters to an already small subset of a minority group. Proving hair care services primarily to Black people, however also being able to cater to other demographics. We speak on the importance on relationship development with the local Chinese in order to smoothly navigate through the complicated process of opening a business, the research required to be able to understand and anticipate the market, and how to create an environment comfortable for your key staff. For more information on Studio Ebony, you can contact on Wei Xin (We Chat): 13816907454 Also, we are now of Facebook!! Search for 'To The East My Brother' and like us!!

  • Episode 42 - Doing Business in China - Part 2: How to Successfully Operate and Launch Western-Based Products and Services in China

    Episode 42 - Doing Business in China - Part 2: How to Successfully Operate and Launch Western-Based Products and Services in China'

    10/03/2014 Duration: 01h02min

    In this, the second part in our 3-part series on 'Doing Business in China', where we will interview 3 different professionals and entrepreneurs about how to successfully operate and launch Western-based products and services in China, we interview David Brode. David is the Owner and Head Chef at The Oyster House - located in the Jing An District of Shanghai. In this interview we focus on the topic of 'Introducing Western Products/Services into Main Stream Shanghai' and David shares his experiences on this and more interesting aspects about 'Doing Business in China'. In this episode you also hear one of the best pieces of insight for anyone looking to do business in China - the ability to quickly adapt to changing customer tastes and preferences. To learn more about David and The Oyster House (soon to be renamed to Mojo), see below for contact information. The Oyster House Add: 441 Yuyuan Lu, Jingan District, Shanghai 地址: 上海愚园路441号 Tel: 021 6233 9651

  • Episode 41 - Doing Business In China - Part 1: How to Attract and Penetrate the Chinese Middle Class

    Episode 41 - Doing Business In China - Part 1: How to Attract and Penetrate the Chinese Middle Class

    23/02/2014 Duration: 56min

    In this, the first part in our 3-part series on 'Doing Business in China', where we will interview 3 different professionals and entrepreneurs about how to successfully operate and launch Western-based products and services in China, we interview Ms. Allison Boulton. Ms. Boulton is the Director of Marketing for North American Premiere Wines and in this interview we discuss penetrating the Chinese middle class, teaching western marketing techniques to local Chinese staff, and teaching the up and coming middle class how to appreciate a product that they aspire too - however do not have experience with. Of course we couldn't resist the opportunity to have Allison share her experiences being a woman in a leadership role in a culture that is still a bit resistance to woman in power - especially a confident, proactive, Western woman. For more information on Ms. Allison Boulton and North American Premiere Wines, please visit www.napwine.com. Also be sure to come back for Part 2, where we are joined be a youn

  • Episode 40 - Chinese New Year (CNY) - Year of the Horse (Part 2)

    Episode 40 - Chinese New Year (CNY) - Year of the Horse (Part 2)

    29/01/2014 Duration: 28min

    In Part 2 of our Year of the Year Chinese New Year discussion, we get down to the top of the list of facts/myths about the celebration. Over 500 million people will travel during the holiday break!! Enjoy Part 2 and Happy Chinese New Year!! 新年快乐!!

  • Episode 40 - Chinese New Year (CNY) - Year of the Horse (Part 1)

    Episode 40 - Chinese New Year (CNY) - Year of the Horse (Part 1)

    29/01/2014 Duration: 30min

    In our first episode of both 2014 and the Year of the Horse, we discuss 10 facts about Chinese New Year (CNY) with our friend Eric Ma. Eric provides his personal experiences about CNY and let’s us know if these are facts or myths. We also share our experiences during CNY for the last 6 years. Chinese New Year is the most enjoyable time in China for most foreigners as they can enjoy their city emptied out and very, very relaxful and quiet. Well Perhaps quiet outside of the nightly fireworks that start on New Years Eve and will continue for 15 days…straight!! As you can see in the episode picture, this is the time for mass-travel here in China Enjoy Part 1 and be sure to download Part 2!!

  • Episode 39 - Welcome Back To the Podcast and to 2014 - The Year of the Horse!!

    Episode 39 - Welcome Back To the Podcast and to 2014 - The Year of the Horse!!

    11/01/2014 Duration: 10min

    In this episode, we welcome all of our wonderful listners to 2014 and back to the Podcast. We also spend a few minutes to welcome our new users to the podcast and share the goals of the podcast. Enjoy!! As shared in the podcast, here is the link to Dean Sirjue 'Focus on Fitness/ Facebook page where he and his team is providing encourage, support, and motivation to not just those with cancer (future survivors!!), but everyone to 'Focus on Fitness' and improve their mental and physical health. So check out the page and spread the word!! www.facebook.com/DsirjueFocusonFitness

  • Episode 38 - Cross Culture Marriage - Secrets to Success!! Part 2

    Episode 38 - Cross Culture Marriage - Secrets to Success!! Part 2

    15/07/2013 Duration: 27min

    Part 2 - In this episode Colin is joined by his friends Conrad and Yen, from Shenzhen, to discuss the secrets to their marriage success. Regardless of whether the relationship is short or long term, understanding how manage false stereotypes, beliefs and other culture specific 'realities' within your relationship is very key. Listen to part 2 to learn how they overcame early concerns... To submit questions and feedback, please send an audio file or email to totheeastmb@yahoo.com.

  • Episode 38 - Cross Culture Marriage - Secrets to Success!! Part 1

    Episode 38 - Cross Culture Marriage - Secrets to Success!! Part 1

    15/07/2013 Duration: 31min

    In this episode Colin is joined by his friends Conrad and Yen, from Shenzhen, to discuss the secrets to their marriage success. Regardless of whether the relationship is short or long term, understanding how manage false stereotypes, beliefs and other culture specific 'realities' within your relationship is very key. Listen to part 1 to learn how they overcame early concerns... To submit questions and feedback, please send an audio file or email to totheeastmb@yahoo.com.

  • Episode 37 - Embracing Culture - Roxanas Add-On

    Episode 37 - Embracing Culture - Roxana's Add-On

    08/07/2013 Duration: 15min

    Last month we posted a podcast about 'Embracing Culture' and it quickly became the most popular episode yet. To thank all of you, we are posting a follow-up interview with Roxana where she goes further into her views on how culture is internal to each of us. Enjoy!! To submit questions and feedback, please send an audio file or email to totheeastmb@yahoo.com.

  • Episode 36 - Homesick, Homesick, Homesick!!!

    Episode 36 - Homesick, Homesick, Homesick!!!

    07/07/2013 Duration: 25min

    As we all get homesick at some point in our lives, we need to know what to do with those feelings and more importantly, how to stop feeling homesick. In this episode Colin shares his definition of being homesick, why it is natural, how to avoid, and of course - how to return to happy days once you are in the homesickness 'funk'!! To submit questions and feedback, please send an audio file or email to totheeastmb@yahoo.com.

  • Mini-Cast - Our Drive to 73 Episodes

    Mini-Cast - Our Drive to 73 Episodes

    16/06/2013 Duration: 02min

    In this mini-cast, we talk about our drive to the the 73rd episode, which will be the final for the 'To The East My Brother Podcast'.

  • Episode 35 - Embracing Culture - Part 2

    Episode 35 - Embracing Culture - Part 2

    16/06/2013 Duration: 28min

    Part 2 of the episode where we are joined by Roxana De La Rosa, a true 'Global Citizen'. With over 15 years of experience living abroad in 5 countries, Roxana shares her views on what she has learned culture is and how to 'embrace' any culture that you might find yourself in. To submit questions and feedback, please send an audio file or email to totheeastmb@yahoo.com.

  • Episode 35 - Embracing Culture - Part 1

    Episode 35 - Embracing Culture - Part 1

    16/06/2013 Duration: 29min

    In this episode, we are joined by Roxana De La Rosa, a true 'Global Citizen'. With over 15 years of experience living abroad in 5 countries, Roxana shares her views on what she has learned culture is and how to 'embrace' any culture that you might find yourself in. To submit questions and feedback, please send an audio file or email to totheeastmb@yahoo.com.

  • Episode 34 - Communicating With Home

    Episode 34 - Communicating With Home

    22/05/2013 Duration: 38min

    In this episode we discuss the importance in maintaining active communication with friends and family back home. We also discuss the best applications and tools to use stay in connection with your support base. Prior to this though, we discuss the return home of the Podcast PA, new format for listener feedback, donut sandwiches, and request for Facebook help.

  • Episode 33 - Cross Culture Dating

    Episode 33 - Cross Culture Dating

    12/04/2013 Duration: 43min

    In this episode we finally discuss cross-culture dating - a topic that the listeners have been asking about for months. In this episode we interview our friend Angel, whom shares her experiences in this area. Cross culture dating takes place in every country, however the dynamics here in China, an emerging country where Westerners (foreigners) reign supreme, make this a very hot and sensitive topic. In this interview, we provide insight into this issue.

  • Episode 32 - Part 3 - Polluted Air, Dead Pigs, and Insight From an Urban Planner

    Episode 32 - Part 3 - Polluted Air, Dead Pigs, and Insight From an Urban Planner

    25/03/2013 Duration: 33min

    Air pollution so high that the meters can't read them. Over 30,000 dead pigs floating in the river that supplies Shanghai with drinking water. Don't be alarmed, it is just a typical month here in China. Listen as Colin first jabbers on about a few casual topics and then shares his views and then welcomes in an local Chinese Urban Planner to discuss how this could happen and how the people feel. In Part 3 Tiffany tell is why the dead pigs 'swimming' in the river is acceptable. Do you have access to Facebook? Here in China we don't, so if you have time become a true friend of the podcast and help us to create a Facebook page!! Contact us at totheeastmb@yahoo.com.

  • Episode 32 - Part 2 - Polluted Air, Dead Pigs, and Insight From an Urban Planner

    Episode 32 - Part 2 - Polluted Air, Dead Pigs, and Insight From an Urban Planner

    25/03/2013 Duration: 29min

    Air pollution so high that the meters can't read them. Over 30,000 dead pigs floating in the river that supplies Shanghai with drinking water. Don't be alarmed, it is just a typical month here in China. Listen as Colin first jabbers on about a few casual topics and then shares his views and then welcomes in an local Chinese Urban Planner to discuss how this could happen and how the people feel. Do you have access to Facebook? Here in China we don't, so if you have time become a true friend of the podcast and help us to create a Facebook page!! Contact us at totheeastmb@yahoo.com.

  • Episode 32 - Part 1 - Polluted Air, Dead Pigs, and Insight From an Urban Planner

    Episode 32 - Part 1 - Polluted Air, Dead Pigs, and Insight From an Urban Planner

    25/03/2013 Duration: 33min

    Air pollution so high that the meters can't read them. Over 30,000 dead pigs floating in the river that supplies Shanghai with drinking water. Don't be alarmed, it is just a typical month here in China. Listen as Colin first jabbers on about a few casual topics and then shares his views and then welcomes in an local Chinese Urban Planner to discuss how this could happen and how the people feel. In Part 1, we catch up as usual, then start to discuss the terrible and dangerous air quality in China. Do you have access to Facebook? Here in China we don't, so if you have time become a true friend of the podcast and help us to create a Facebook page!! Contact us at totheeastmb@yahoo.com.

  • Episode 31 - Buddhism in China (Part 2), HK Race, and Podcast Assistant Introduction

    Episode 31 - Buddhism in China (Part 2), HK Race, and Podcast Assistant Introduction

    28/02/2013 Duration: 43min

    In this episode we continue with the 2nd part of the very insightful interview with Yuan Yuan on Buddhism in China. Also discussed is the next race in HK, the status of our 2013/Year of the Snake social movement, and we introduce our new podcast assistant - Zeynep. Chinese Official Flipping Out in Airport http://beijingcream.com/2013/02/party-official-flips-out-after-missing-his-flight-at-kunming-airpot/

  • Episode 30 - Buddhism in China (Part 1) - Is it Allowed or Isnt it Allowed?

    Episode 30 - Buddhism in China (Part 1) - Is it Allowed or Isn't it Allowed?

    27/02/2013 Duration: 30min

    In this, the first official podcast of the Year of the Snake, Colin first touches on a few current headlines such as the polluted air in China and the newly termed Chinese 'Cancer Cities'. We also learn a little about the new Chinese Year - The Water Snake. As we want to start the new year with a fresh and calm mind and body, we interview Yuan Yuan to learn more about how Buddhism is 'truly' supported by the Chinese government and people in addition to what happened when we last tried to organize a Buddhism session in Shanghai.

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