Talking to Curtin University in Legend Beer

On 26 August 2016 I talked to a group 15 MBA students from Curtin University, including one professor.
Curtin University is an Australian public research university based in Bentley, Perth, Western Australia. The university is named after the 14th Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin, and is the largest university in Western Australia, with over 50,000 students (as of 2014) at locations including Perth, Margaret River, Kalgoorlie, Malaysia and Singapore.

Location: Legend Beer, private room (Gongti Xi Lu). The group had a nice lunch there first.
Time 1 pm to 3 pm

Personal introduction on what is China is today, a different angle from what most speakers use.
I look back to what China was 35+ years ago, how it radically changed, I explain the today values in society, the role of “communism”, the role of government, a word on pollution issues (my book), and especially an analysis of the many challenges the country is facing today and the complexity of it all. It was followed by a Q&A covering a variety of subjects. Very active group with sharp questions.

The tour is organized by “The China Guide”.

2 thoughts on “Talking to Curtin University in Legend Beer

  1. Thank you again Gilbert for your insightful presentation to the Curtin University MBA students participating in the 2016 International Business Study Tour.

    Gilbert, I am sure you must have noticed how much your delivery was appreciated from the responsiveness to your interaction with the MBA participants from the Curtin Graduate School of Business.

    Your book entitled, ‘Toxic Capitalism – The Orgy of Consumerism and Waste: Are We the Last Generation on Earth?’ certainly provides some food for thought through your lens of China over some three decades.

    All the best with the write-up of your next best seller book.



    Associate Professor Anna Lee Rowe
    BBus, MCom, PhD., CPA
    Director, International
    Curtin Graduate School of Business
    Curtin University
    Address| 78 Murray Street Perth WA 6000
    Tel | +61 8 9266 3959
    Fax | +61 8 9266 3368

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  2. Thanks Gilbert for your time, honesty and personal reflection; this certainly provided a unique view of China past, present and future.
    Your commentary about the future economic and business situation appears to be the ‘elephant in the room’ that we could feel, but not see, as visitors to Beijing. Will certainly impact my view of my research topic ‘Opportunities for Australia Aged Care Providers to Invest in China’.
    Kind regards,

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