The Local Face of Sun in China

LISA (Localization Industry Standards Association) is one of the professional organizations in the Globalization industry and they recently did an article called "The Local Face of Sun in China" about Sun's engineering work in Beijing. They interviewed our site director Sin-Yaw Wang and me. You can read the article here.

Sin-Yaw Mel

This was my first time being interviewed for an article like this and I learned a lot. The main thing I learned is what it's like to hear your own words after they've gone through someone else's filter. I'm not saying the interviewer misquoted me - she didn't.

But it changed the way I think about communication. It made me wonder, let's say I do an all-hands with my team and afterwards I asked them to write down the top three things they remember, would they be the three things I thought were most important? Would the messages sound different coming back from my audience? (Sad note to self,those were all closed questions ...)

Comments:

This is very good news! I see a lot of similarities between China and India. One of my pet peeves is the 'low cost' nonsense. I remember reading a survey which shows that the margins for enterprise s/w & h/w is much higher in India and China when compared to western europe and the US. Same with talent. Retaining talent and honing them to be tech leaders is where India and China lag. I am glad that people like you can help change the perception and help the teams move up the value chain! :-)

Posted by Madhan Kumar on June 17, 2008 at 11:22 AM CST #

You look so pretty! I'll read the article very soon! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Barb on June 17, 2008 at 05:25 PM CST #

Rebecca and her team (if any?) seems never mis-quote ;-) I just browse over the article and quite impressed to know more about Sun's globalization teams.

Posted by Elly on June 19, 2008 at 03:59 AM CST #

hey, I read the piece. Very good. :) Congrats! Doing press interviews can be very challenging, but it's an important part of community building to help get the word out.

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on June 23, 2008 at 12:23 PM CST #

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