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.

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

Your Management is Probably Considering China Quite Seriously Already, Even if You Are Not Thinking it, Yet

If you are in the U.S., and working in a technology company, you already know that you can’t ignore the China factor.

Think about it this way. You know that your big customers are moving into China already. No brainer here.

But you also know that staying close to the customer is the best way to understand their product requirements and get their business.

So, the logical question your management will ask is, “Should we move our development teams to China too, to stay close to the customer?”

So, what does this mean to you?

How would you, as a professional, continue to keep your job?

To answer that question, you should be asking the next logical question, “In what ways you are going to be relevant to your manager, to your company? How are you, as a professional, going to keep your skillset relevant?”

Guess what, this is the same question I am asking for myself. This book came out of that exercise.