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Question C

  1. 1. “Im not telling you its going to be easy.Im telling you its going to be worth it.”Art WilliamsQuestion CDescribe a time when you tooka great risk. What was the outcome?Bianca Obert-Sauvagnac
  2. 2. A five months work experience in Shanghaiat SAS FASIA, a Chinese companyimporting French wine.
  3. 3. Why Asia ?30%20%20%30%Curiosity/Will to learn Food Culture Test myself
  4. 4. Weaknesses General risks- Living in a country where I had no family and no connections- Working in a foreign country where most of the population did notspeak English- Communist Party’s monitoring and unstable legal environment- The fact that you will never be accepted as “Chinese”- Human and animal rights are not always respected Health risks- The “occidental” health care system is globally poor and corrupted- A nuclear risk: the Japanese nuclear central explosion few months from my stay- The air pollution- The food safetyExperience’s risks
  5. 5. Strengths- Focus on improving myself in a developing country- Respectful and accessible population- Daily surprises that make everyday exceptional- Interesting food experiences- Urban density- Possibility to live a dual life as both a “local” and “laoi” (foreigner)- Low violent crime rateExperience’s good points
  6. 6. Where Surrounded in redShanghai’s delimitation for expats In gray : Minhang district(new industrial area)- District where I lived and worked inA place where I could live my experienceto the fullest: far enough to the center tolive an “expats” life but close enough tohave a “Chinese-workaholic life”1rst solution: living in Minhang
  7. 7. My exciting job: CRUOVER manager and aid to other projectsCreation of a Business Planfor the CRUOVER Vth generationPromoting new wines (show and website)“Secret des Grands Chefs”
  8. 8. The chance to evolve fast in a companyAs a speakerBusiness dinner Internal company dinner“Ganbei” : a sign of respectCustomer and Coworker’s presentationsTranslation and Q&A
  9. 9. Discovering new traditionsIt is important to have a rankedmilitary figure in a companyPolitical figures arethe n°1 stars in China, held above:International starsPeople with high standingBuddhist monks
  10. 10. What I gained: A life changing experience EvolutionWhen one does not know a countrys codes or have the “right information” andpeople to help, one needs to learn fast, the hard way and adapt quickly. Education and ExperienceDetails of daily life become enlightening and precious source of information.If shown respect, the Chinese population never fails to give a helping hand or a pieceof advice. As long as you have a smile on your face and are willing to learn, you aregiven a chance to prove yourself . NetworkingThe people I met were usually open minded and have lived worldwide. The great andsometimes awful circumstances created a special and unbreakable bond. Empathy and HumilityI had to think beyond my preconceived notions, further my understanding of theChinese culture and learn how to adapt to other viewpoints and workingstyles/methods. Appreciating HomeIt made me aware of my values and the little details I took for granted.
  11. 11. In ONE phraseThis experience proved to myself that I wascapable of many things as long as I was ready to:take initiative, fight for my ideas, adapt andkept an open mind.
  12. 12.  All the pictures were taken by myself but• You may find here the link to the map’so,r:34,s:100,i:106o,r:5,s:0,i:93• And the dragons can be found hereo,r:0,s:0,i:78o