China

Organizational Development: 55 years to 3 years

Organizational Development: 55 years to 3 years

I love thinking about how systems work (or don’t), how culture is created, and how to make things more efficient....

Wanzhou: The Land of Fire

Wanzhou: The Land of Fire

Thursday night I walked with Wang Bin and Stella, two friends/coworkers, along the river in Wanzhou. It was about 9pm...

The Importance of Food and Relationships

The Importance of Food and Relationships

The first thing that one of my Accion coworkers asked me when he found out I was going to China...

Thoughts on Chifeng ACCION Microcredit Company

Thoughts on Chifeng ACCION Microcredit Company

During my stay in Chifeng, China over the last two weeks, I have closely observed the work of ACCION Microcredit...

Microfinance Superstar: Xiaoqi Yan

Microfinance Superstar: Xiaoqi Yan

CHIFENG CHINA – 8 a.m., I walk into our AMC Hongshan Branch, saying “good morning” to all staff and loan...

Happy Birthday AMC Hongshan Branch!

Happy Birthday AMC Hongshan Branch!

CHIFENG CHINA- Today, July 27th 2011, is the first birthday of the Hongshan branch of ACCION Microfinance China (AMC). At...

Client Needs–A Typical Small Business Owner’s Voice

Client Needs–A Typical Small Business Owner’s Voice

On July 19th, I visited Mr. Sun, the shop owner of a Children’s Wear Shop in Bayan No.4 General Merchandise...

My loan bred eight stores

My loan bred eight stores

BAYAN, CHINA- After a sumptuous lunch at our loan officer’s family-owned restaurant, we took a three minutes walk to Mrs....

Poor service wins?

Poor service wins?

BAYAN CHINA- let me begin this post by a set of questions and answers that might blow your mind, so...

Talking to farmers in the field

Talking to farmers in the field

What is the best way to discover clients’ needs? Talking to them in groups directly is a very effective way. This...