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A Respectable Way To Waste Your Time (2 More Fiction Pieces Up!)

Hey everyone!

There are now two more stories up under the short stories section of my blog ^^^

The longer piece is called “Happy Chinese Donut Corp” and is a satire about all the foreign companies who try to enter China and don’t understand what they are getting themselves into.

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The piece was originally inspired by the US company Dunkin’ Donuts’ first two failed attempts both in 1994 and 2008 prior to their current endeavor (which seems to be doing quite well by the way).

It’s a good story for anyone looking for a laugh and/or some general China business perspective. And, I think it’s safe to say, that it’s only a matter of time before Wharton and HBS make it required reading for all incoming MBA students.

The other piece is called “Born in a Dongguan Factory” and it’s a flash piece (sub 500 words)  about the journey of a Motorola Razor cellphone from the factory to the junkyard. You know, the ones that were really popular for a couple years back around 2005 before the stock market crashed.

As for the title, it’s a work in progress. Feel free to mention a different one in the comment section if you have a good idea.

Of course, if you haven’t read Grassroots, definitely have a look at it. It was the first short story I put up on the site, and it is also above the fold on the Anthill this month, which is a great literary site dedicated to showcasing China related fiction and non-fiction.