Paul-Henri Moinet’s analysis bounces off what Sandrine Zerbib develops in the book with Aldo Spaanjaars and it is a great satisfaction to see the conversation continue with echoes of other pens passionate about the same subject, the culture and way of working of entrepreneurs in China.
“The Chinese conception of business reverses many Western ideas. Starting with the sacredness of strategy: one has everything to gain with tactics and much to lose with strategy, thinks the Chinese entrepreneur. Because strategy has the immobility of its principles, more concerned with proving the relevance of a plan than with understanding the mobility of markets. Observing is better than modeling. The model, a Western mantra, always ends up blinding those who think it, it has an unfortunate tendency to force reality to correspond to its projection, whereas observation keeps to the level of things and the eternal recomposition of their power relations.