Binge-listen my 2023 podcasts
2023 teemed with invitations to appear on podcasts. One reason was the summer publication of my latest book Dragon Suit. Another has been the utter confusion about what is happening in China, both inside the country and worldwide. I am grateful that some of you think the book can dissolve some of that confusion, but of course not for long: China moves on, and changes seldom make it simpler.
Like before, in 2023 I thoroughly enjoyed the diverse approaches of podcast hosts to the same topics I raised. Their questions ranged from the specifically professional to the curiously personal. If I ever wondered whether I should start my own podcapst, now I know I won't: being on other people's shows has been so much more insightful and fun that I could ever hope to achieve with my own show!
As we close 2023, I did my best to collect as many of this year's appearances as I could. By the way: don't take the title too seriously, and don't blame me if you do: listening to several of these shows would probably become repetitive. But if you like what I do, I can recommend listening to a handful of those that represent contrasting styles, because these hosts are real pros who dig very deep very fast.
Great thanks to everyone who made these interviews happen through introductions, encouragement, hosting, producing, and especially those who worked hard on these episodes without ever appearing in them. I look forward to working with all of you in 2024!
Ashley Dudarenok: How Can Expats and Leaders Succeed in China
Length: 1 hour 18 minutes
Focus: What foreigners must know about China and their chances of business success there
Style: Sharp and witty, yet focused on business
ExpatFocus: Building an expat career in China
Length: 52 minutes
Focus: The personal experience of living, working, coaching and writing in China
Style: Intimately chatty
Our Cultures and Our World: Navigating the Chinese market—essential skills for success
Length: 51 minutes
Focus: The intercultural experience
Style: Thoughtful and insightful
The Honest Drink: Isolation, Abrupt Change, Identity Crises, AI, China Expats
Length: 1 hour 35 minutes
Focus: Ehm... see the title of the show, the episode and the lentgh, but still my favourite
Style: Self-appointed philosophers + a bottle of scotch
Global Gurus: China—The insider view with Gabor Holch
Length: 37 minutes
Focus: Foreign business in China and my personal journey as a coach & writer
Style: Business talk with a lot of cultural empathy
97% Effective: What you need to know about China—the East-West perspective
Length: 48 minutes
Focus: Leadership success talk between two executive coaches
Style: Hard-nosed and to the point
China Flexpat Podcast: Prepare for an increasingly China-facing future in business
Length: 43 minutes
Focus: Flexpats, which means foreigners buildiing self-made careers in China
Style: Deep business-focused discussion
Ganbei: Dragon Suit—the golden age of expatriate executives in China
Length: 47 minutes
Focus: The foreign business experience in China, from the big picture to the personal
Style: Straightforward business talk
Let me know if I left anything out, as it isn't always easy to keep up. I also created a YouTube playlist currently with 20 videos, where I will upload new episodes: follow it here.