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Made (Fast) in China

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A fast-growing economy requires rapid development of managers and leaders.


As I was packing recently to go to the ASTD China Summit, I realized that nearly everything in my suitcase—clothing and tech gadgets and the suitcase itself—was made in China. It reminded me of the enormous role that China plays on the economic stage today as the world's second largest economy.

While the United States and most of Europe saw economic decline starting in 2008, China saw growth of 8 percent

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