Cultural differences

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of teaching an entrepreneurship class to a group of visiting students from China. I was struck by a few things:

  1. There were a striking number of their questions were about copying businesses and how to protect oneself from competitive imitation.
  2. The students were interested why there weren't any Chinese brands in the US. They asked if I thought this was due to some cultural prejudice by the US. It was a good question that I wasn't able to immediately answer.
  3. I was impressed by their ability to speak English. Impressive.