- File Size: 5672 KB
- Print Length: 196 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1619616033
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: HamsaHub Consulting Pte Ltd (April 6, 2017)
- Publication Date: April 6, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06Y4D9N15
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,186,723 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Bumblebee Takes Flight: A Burmese Insider’s Guide to the Rapidly Developing Business Landscape of Myanmar Kindle Edition
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The book gives the serious visitor the historical and cultural context necessary for understanding present day business and development challenges. More importantly, it also provides insight in the Burmese way of thinking and a feeling for what motivates contemporary Burmese.
The author – Mr Thuta Aung – is remarkable in the sense that he is both committed to furthering the development of Myanmar and, at the same time, very realistic in pointing out the weaknesses. He also has the courage to point out where foreigners make mistakes.
In total, it is a book that might fool you because the fluency of the language makes it such an easy read. The insights however are wise and given by an author that displays a refreshing integrity. Highly recommended.
The author presents a few challenges to the conventional wisdom on how to do business and the social interaction in Asia when applied to Myanmar. When it comes culture and social attitudes in Myanmar what at first may look like, for example, China, Vietnam or Indonesia, is in fact quite different. In Myanmar, it is appreciated to go straight to business. The book also explains the attitude to salary, loyalty to the company, and the gender balance with a strong female participation in business.
The author makes a strong case for the present (year 2017) window of opportunity there is for making investments in business opportunities in Myanmar. But it is not stay to last for long. He also makes the case for this opportunity to include best practices of CSR and avoiding destructive use of the environment. Being a latecomer gives opportunities in Myanmar to learn from other countries’ experiences and leapfrogging technologies. Finally, the author has some clever remarks and critical comments on the role international aid in Myanmar.