#25 Tom Stanley - KPMG 25 years COO (Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiwan) / Advice on China / Being humble


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Welcome to another episode of "Wish I Knew . . . "

A podcast where I speak with people about their careers focusing on their success, advice, mentoring and listening to interesting stories.

I've got an China focused one for you today with my guest and good friend Tom Stanley

Career overview

  • Over 25 years with KPMG in:
    • Taiwan
    • Hong Kong
    • Mainland China
  • Currently COO of National Markets team
  • Chief Knowledge Officer for KPMG China


  • Studied Chinese in college when everyone else was studying Japanese in the late 80's
  • Spent two year in mainland China for a Bus manufacturing company in the late 80's
  • Off to Hong Kong for some civilization
  • Complexities of mentoring in China
  • Adaptability to a long career with one firm
  • Building up a practice in China / Hong Kong in the early 2000's
  • Longevity in a company to know the landscape
  • Dealing with bureaucracy in china
  • Protecting the Chairman during a session
  • Advice on working in China
  • Self awareness and being humble for china success
  • Book about culture by: "The culture Map" by Erin Meyer
  • Cultural differences
  • Raising 2 kids in China
  • Cash is obsolete
  • What to do with 100 in China

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