New Project: Indian Literature in Translation

New project. Indian Literature in Translation. Visit, subscribe, and if you know a good translation of an Indian literary work, send me details, I will put it up.

Riffiti. A Mobile App. A New Way of Learning Anything.

Signup today for early 2015 release here –

After 20 years as a Silicon Valley professional, I no longer believe in learning from just one person. All of a sudden I want to hear how 5 or 10 or 100 people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences understood a concept or an idea; I want to hear it in their own words, and I want my understanding to be a part of that diversity of understandings. This year I decided to find out if that’s possible.

The result is the mobile app Riffiti. I would like you all to signup, and be a part of it because I believe your participation will help multiply the learning of the others. The app will be available early 2015.

Share it with your friends! Signup today for early 2015 release here –

New Book

All Things Unforgiven, A Novel

A New 33-Video Lecture on Product Management

Have you ever thought of shifting your career to product management? If so, I just launched a 33-Video Lecture Course called, “Skillsets to Shift Your Career to Product Management,” over at Udemy. Please follow the link below.

This course will be very suitable for anyone in the technology profession wanting to get into product management role. It covers all key aspects of product management, and helps to set the right direction for a beginner product manager.

There is a free video Introduction that you can check out.

Please help spread the word in your network! Thanks!

Does China Have the Best Digital Television Standard on the Planet?

An older article I wrote for IEEE Spectrum.

The Entire Chinese-Language Edition of The Disconnect Book is Now Free Online‏

Beginning today, I am offering the Chinese-language version of my book 矛盾重重:关于如何管理中美跨国高科技公司的思考 FREE online. I am doing this to make my book available for everyone who can read in Chinese, especially those in mainland China, where the print edition of the Chinese version is not yet available. Instead of putting a single PDF file online, I will serialize the book chapter by chapter, with one chapter per week.

The first chapter is already on this site. Here is the link:

If you are a professor or a teacher in a university or a school, or an executive or a manager in a China-U.S. company, please share this link with your students, colleagues and friends. Please read, share freely, discuss and if you find the book useful, let me know. Please contact me anytime! Thanks!

Now Available on Japan iBookstore, Both Chinese and English Versions

The iBook is now live on Japan iBookstore, both English and Chinese language versions.

My Talk on March 4th at Hanhai Investment Company Campus

Please make it if you can. Hanhai Investment is on 97 East Brokaw Road in San Jose (Silicon Valley). The event starts at 6pm and runs for about an hour and a half. I’ll try to keep the presentation to about 20 to 25 mins leaving plenty for Q & A. Here is the event link with full address of the location included.

China Law Blog Reviews This Book

Running A China Tech Office. It’s Not About The Tech.  I am smiling at the title, clever Dan…:- ) On his last point about the editing of the book, I take his point. For some crazy reason I was trying to create the conversations where English is not so well-spoken, as you’d expect when your colleagues in China and you are talking. This was meant to illustrate that English language, and for that matter Chinese language, is not the issue. I think in this English-speaking-guy-pretending-to-be-non-English-speaking-guy exercise, editing went out through the window, some of it anyway. Another lesson learned.

Five Broad Lessons-learned When You Manage a U.S.-China Chip Company, or My Discussion with EE Times’ Junko Yoshida

We had such an interesting discussion, covering surrounding topics centered on, what else, the U.S.-China chip company management. I am quite sure that my experience is just a sliver in a variety of differing experiences of those in similar position, but I’ll say this: every time I come away from performing in a role for an extended period of time (4 plus years, in this case), I yearn for more of it, promising myself I’ll do better this time. Talking, writing, discussing, letting other experiences sway me, is the only way to move forward. Here’s the link to Junko’s article.

Last week I had a chance to sit down with Raj Karamchedu, author of a book entitled, “The Disconnect Patterns: Notes for Managing a U.S.-China High Technology Company.” After reviewing the book earlier this month, I was eager for a face-to-face meeting with the author–for two reasons. First