China – Beijing, China – China is the Fifth Reich and New Superpower as the US Declines…

Sep 03, 2012 6 Comments by

The Fifth Reich – The new era is coming… China and no more USA. Reich — ORIGIN German, ‘empire’ /rik, ri&ulkh;/ • noun the former German state, in particular the Third Reich (the Nazi regime, 1933-45). The First Empire happened a long time ago for most of us – before the birth of Christ. Otherwise known as the Greek Empire, it was created in 336 B.C. by Alexander the Great and the Greek Empire’s culture and language continued to dominate the world in a tangible way for about the next 300 years.

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Thailand – Bangkok, Thailand – Guide to doing business in Thailand – read this first!…

Jul 22, 2012 4 Comments by

Thailand – Bangkok, Thailand – Guide to doing business in Thailand – read this first!… by The Guru I lived and worked in Thailand for many years and I want to share my insights with you on doing business there.  As with most things in Thailand (LOS – Land Of Smiles), things are not always [...]

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Thailand – Bangkok, Thailand – Seven Deadly Sins – The Truth Before You Travel!…

Feb 13, 2012 4 Comments by

Thailand – Bangkok, Thailand – Seven Deadly Sins – The Truth Before You Travel!… by The Guru Before we discuss Thailand, bear with me….. The ‘Seven Deadly Sins’, also known as the ‘Cardinal Sins’ or ‘Capital Vices’, is an attempt to list the most objectionable vices.  It has been used since early Christian times to [...]

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Thailand – Bangkok, Thailand – My New Year Predictions for 2009…

Dec 21, 2008 No Comments by

The year of 2008 has been a remarkable one for the world and more so for Thailand in my opinion. Many international observers claim that the world has reached a point from which it cannot return and I believe Thailand has had an even more severe shock to the heart of its social fabric as well as its finances!

This short article is about two things: the events of 2008 and why they might have happened and the forecast for 2009 and how it might affect Thailand and its people. The focus as usual for me is on what motivates the behaviour and what effect the future will have on behaviour.

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Thailand – Bangkok, Thailand – A Beginners Guide to Thai Culture…

Dec 15, 2008 No Comments by

This story is an observation on Thai culture and its people, their day-to-day behaviour and their values. It is of course subjective but it is never meant to be derogatory or to make any value judgements. I say this at the outset as it is easy to be critical of a different culture and so easy to be critical of someone like me trying to put the differences into words. Please remember these are observations not judgements…

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