#149 University Entrepreneur
China Flexpat
by Francis Kremer & Patrick Frick
1M ago
Start your academic career in China. Learn from a real expert of both international and Chinese academic ecosystems. 1. Study/get your PhD in China 2. Find academic jobs 3. Compare international vs. Chinese university system 4. Start and scale your own company 5. Work in Chinese vs. English 6. Find your own flexpat career path Pippa fell in love with China on her first visit in her early twenties, and decided to build her career in academia here. Over the past 10 years in China, she has gotten a PhD from Fudan University, one of China's top schools, taught Chinese and international students ..read more
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#148 Retirement in China
China Flexpat
by Francis Kremer & Patrick Frick
1M ago
Learn about a complete engineering and commercial flexpat career. What is important to plan your flexpat retirement in China? 1. Challenges of the Chinese healthcare system 2. Pick the right industry to work in 3. Qualify for your job, develop your skillset 4. Integrate in China 5. Prepare for Retirement 6. Enjoy Retirement, keep learning In 1986, Volker Müller travelled seven weeks from Hongkong all the way to Wulumuqi in Xinjiang, after that journey he decided that he wanted to support the country in its quest for development. One year later, he got a job as a research assistant at Chongqing ..read more
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#114 Learn Chinese on your terms with Sofia & Francis
China Flexpat
by Francis Kremer & Patrick Frick
4M ago
Contrary to popular belief, mastering Chinese doesn’t have to be a slow, hard process. Our book "Chinese On Your Terms" gives you access to the big picture of learning Chinese. Find your WHY. Take Action.  How did we learn Chinese? What was the biggest challenge and how did we cope with this? Why is it so important to find our WHY? What are the main options to learn Chinese? Which tools have we used most? How does the RACE framework help us to learn Chinese? What is fluency? What level of Chinese do you need for E Express? What can get in the way? Why do so many students quit? How can we ..read more
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#112 How to plan your entire flexpat career
China Flexpat
by Francis Kremer & Patrick Frick
4M ago
This episode describes a complete flexpat career from university to retirement.   1) What has changed for flexpats in the past 25 years? 2) What kind of jobs can flexpats get today? 3) How can flexpats differentiate from Chinese professionals? 4) How can flexpats create value in international and Chinese organizations?  5) How can flexpats plan their career and their life? We recommend the following episodes to get more input on life and career planning: 7 From intern to CFO 20 Flexpat Leadership Coaching 21 From intern to Top Management 64 Building a global company in China 69 Lead ..read more
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#108 How to start an online business as a flexpat
China Flexpat
by Francis Kremer & Patrick Frick
4M ago
Learn how to build your online business, no matter where you live. Flexpats can also do it while working in China, but it comes with lots of challenges. Laura explains what you should look out for, and what is special in China.  About Laura: Work: www.olingoco.com WeChat: crtslaura LinkedIn: Laura Cortes About Francis: WeChat: Flexpat2020 Linkedin: Francis Kremer ..read more
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#105 The ultimate checklist for flexpats before getting into a new job.
China Flexpat
by Francis Kremer & Patrick Frick
4M ago
This episode shows us what you need to look out for when you have a job interview in China. Learn about the skills you need to have a successful start in your career and get the ultimate checklist to use before changing companies. Find out what challenges might await you, what are the key skills to be successful in China, and how you can prepare for all kinds of hurdles. Find Remi on: Wechat: saorny Linkedin: Rémi Bartel Find Verena on LinkedIn: Verena Lupprian ..read more
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#103 How to localize your business for market success
China Flexpat
by Francis Kremer & Patrick Frick
4M ago
Felix built his entire flexpat career on his own by co-founding a German beer brand in Shanghai. This episode shows us how Felix localizes his German brand starting in a completely unknown market for him. Learn about his skills to hire and lead his Chinese team, go along with Chinese speed and create an open company culture of respect and transparency. What are the key skills to be successful in China and how you can prepare for all kinds of challenges? Felix will answer these around an exciting story of a German brand localizing into the China market. About Felix: Linkedin: Felix Wendlandt Ab ..read more
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#101 How to enter new markets in China with Beatrice Aondio
China Flexpat
by Francis Kremer & Patrick Frick
4M ago
This is an episode for all flexpats who want to learn about B2B market development in China.  Beatrice explains how you can analyze and enter new markets in China. We will especially focus on flexibility, transparency, and inclusiveness as key skills needed in doing Marketing and Business Development in a fast-changing and challenging environment such as China today.  About Beatrice: Work: www.marposs.com WeChat: Beatrice13681630410 LinkedIn: Beatrice Aondio About Francis: Work: www.juli-china.com WeChat: Flexpat2020 Linkedin: Francis Kremer ..read more
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#98 "I had to go to China to find my passion" with Felipe Cabrera
China Flexpat
by Francis Kremer & Patrick Frick
4M ago
This episode shows us how you can grow into an expert with a successful business from a rather generic background and stay adaptable to upcoming changes in China. Learn about the coffee industry in China, upcoming trends, and how to build up a network to boost your business. Find out how businesses nowadays draw more customers into their shops. What are the key skills to be successful in China and how you can prepare for all kinds of challenges? Find Felipe on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/felipecabrera/ Find Felipe on RED: https://www.xiaohongshu.com/user/profile/5c669075000000001001e ..read more
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#96 Probably the "most German" city in China with Marieke Bossek
China Flexpat
by Francis Kremer & Patrick Frick
4M ago
This is a special episode for the German community in the Shanghai area. You learn about a complete flexpat career from university to retirement. Including all challenges, happiness, and fears along the way. Not only, but especially for Germans. Share this episode with your German friend! The German Center is a "home away from home" for German companies in China. Taicang is probably the "most German" city in China. Find the German Center Taicang here: https://www.germancentretaicang.com/en/ Find Marieke on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marieke-bossek-5a009159 WeChat: MariekeBossek Email ..read more
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