Frog to Dragon: HEC MBA & Tsinghua MBA Blog

The quest for wisdom, from France to China, of an HEC MBA & Tsinghua MBA dual degree student (class of 2011)

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Archive for February, 2011

Posted by at 22 February , 2011

Chinese new year is the most important public celebration in the Chinese calendar. It is also a holiday opportunity which allows everyone to return to their families in the respective regions.
This long vacation also allowed me to work on this new blog and plan my job search (I’ll write an article).

And class started again yesterday with, in particular, one class which may well be one of the most interesting of my MBA experience and which tells me that coming to Tsinghua for double degree was really the right choice.
I’m talking about the class of “China and the World Economy” of Li Daokui.
To have the opportunity to follow a class with someone as important is always a great chance, but here I think I could not have dreamed better to learn about the mechanics on China’s economy.

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Posted by at 13 February , 2011

This year has been a very dry winter in Beijing with what could well be the worst drought in a century.

Pouring snow at the Qinghuayuan crossroad

Pouring snow at the Qinghuayuan crossroad

It’s particularly worrying for farmers in surrounding regions as no water means no crop, and no crop means lesser / more expensive food, and that means, well you know, very big troubles…

So it is with relief that we saw snow fall twice this week. Apparently it was helped by could seeding canons used by the government to provoke snow fall. (See more here)

I, like other people, felt a great sense of joy when I saw my neighbourhood blanketed in white. It’s great to hear the children play snowballs.
But, wow, snow in Beijing is really something!

PS: You may have noticed but I changed camera… My pictures will now be in a 2/3 format.

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Posted by at 11 February , 2011

Welcome to my new blog!

I’ve decided to change the name of my blog to better reflect the reality of my activities since I’m now following the second phase of my cursus in China.

As you may have noticed, the website has undergone a major layout update.
Please let me know what you think!

And update your bookmarks :)

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Posted by at 3 February , 2011

As you noticed, I have sort of let down my blog since I arrived in China. The reason is that I had dificulties, intellectually, to write a feedback about China and Tsinghua in a blog titled HEC MBA.

Setting up fireworks

Setting up fireworks

So here’s the start of a new blog which will take into account both sides of my story.
“Frog to Dragon”
like my transition from France to China.
“Frog to Dragon”
like my quest for asian wisdom.

I hope you’ll keep reading me here :)

And what a better day to start this new blog than the Chinese New Year ?
Here in Beijing, it’s truly a celebration of the people where everyone is invited to light their fireworks. As a result, firecrackers and fireworks non-stop for the past 24 hours, and still going… And, yes, it’s loud…

Hail to the rabbit!

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