01-22-2013 | LSD MBA

"There's no such thing as a secret. There's just denial — agreement to pretend we don't know." - Douglas Rushkoff

The Corporate Body: Liber 118 US 394 - Incunabula

"Chaordic Organization" - The Trillion Dollar Vision of Dee Hock - Fast Company


Jeremy Grantham on How to Profit from Ecological Mayhem - NYT

Dallas Fed on How to Break Up TBTF - NYT

The Vice Guide to Business School - Justin Dett

How Much Does it Cost to Make a Hit Song? - NPR

Inside the Chinese Boom in Corporate Espionage - BusinessWeek

1 comment:

  1. China has been playing the IP pirating game for decades. They have the support infrastructure and training to recruit agents, and can provide “benefits” to the families of students or academics who are immigrating into the US. Speaking of which, we have a record number of Chinese immigrating into the US. Plenty of leaks to soak up for China, some of which is stuff we would be better off sharing with everyone else anyway.

    Their logic is pretty sound though, it’s worked out alright. Though the attitude of Chinese schools and institutions is all about scores and doesn’t focus enough on fundamentals. Which is why they all want to send their kids to Western universities. It looks prestigious and they get a better handle on how things work when you don’t have a paternalistic government ramming a microscope up your ass.

    Their infrastructure puts municipal structures in conflict with the Beijing central government. Beijing wants to be seen as the shining light stopping corrupt local authorities, they are trying their best to seem relevant in spite of the fact that corruption exists at all government levels. The inability to coordinate information across different provinces and with the central government makes them vulnerable to decentralized movements, as you would expect. They generally lack technical sophistication preferring instead to rely on HUMINT, which still works pretty damn well.

    The general stereotype is that Asians aren’t creative or can’t be pioneers, in spite of a lot of historical evidence to suggest otherwise. In truth, very few people can be creative in an environment as structured and linearly focused as the one most of the Chinese face.

    The People’s Party can play a strong long-term game, but the level of red-tape and inefficiency will kill the Party in the long run. They can either gradually let go of some of their control, or get eaten alive by a lot of hungry ambitious young people that have been fed empty promises and face a shrinking number of opportunities.

    If they try to repress their citizens too much then their extended families in other countries, particularly the US, will form a strong political vanguard and put them out of business. They also have to contend with regional actors that they have been starting shit with for centuries, like Japan, Russia and India. They have to be subtle and do their best to manage perceptions.

    Stone Corporation, SERI and the brief window when China’s political and economic 'doors' were open

    The 'Export of Studies' Infographic Shows Overseas Movement

    90% Of China’s Super-Rich Want To Send Children Abroad

    Informationalization in Chinese military doctrine affects foreign commercial and military assets