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Affluent Christian Investor | February 25, 2024

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AboutYC Chen, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

YC Chen

YC Chen

“East meets West,” is a most fitting one-liner for YC Chen. Born in Taiwan, and relocated to the U.S. at age 13, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, and an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She chose to defy the stereotypical Asian image by pursuing a “front-of-the-room” career in training and development. Over time, YC refined skills by working as a trainer and corporate consultant in higher human performance and learning. She loves to take a situation, break it apart to the basic components, razor into problem spots, generate possible solutions, and then explain it with intriguing imagery and analogies for fuller understanding. She serves as the Director of Operations, Asia-Pacific region for Encephalon Accelerate Learning & Development (USA). Her recent project includes building private kindergartens and schools in Asia, as well as international business consulting. YC currently is based in Singapore and works extensively in China and SE Asian countries.

Posts By YC Chen

May 26, 2016 |

Alibaba, Counterfeits, and China’s Shortcut Corporate Culture

For a long time, China has had the dubious honor of being famous for its ability to produce “knock-off” branded goods for sale. Many Chinese businesses also have been caught for their shady accounting practices and tricks that many businesses … Read More

January 22, 2016 |

China Companies Entering Ponzi Phase

Shanghai, China’s uber-cosmopolitan city, is a frequent stop on my business trips. It is an intriguing place of frantic risk-taking, excessive materialism, international collaboration, run-away real-estate prices, and plenty of great cuisines. The tone of most gatherings of business friends … Read More

September 24, 2015 |

Christian Economic Forum is Not Yet Another TED-lite Self-Help Hype-Fest

When the invitation to attend the Christian Economic Forum (CEF) flashed across my computer screen, I was conflicted. How many TED-like business symposiums had I attended in the last three years? What if it is just a repeat experience of … Read More

July 14, 2015 |

The Fat Pig Kill List

Doing business in Hong Kong is always enjoyable, partly because of Cantonese food. Recently, I sat across the dim sum table from Faye, a Hong-Kong immigration agent with an impeccable British accent. Faye, looking for client referrals, explained her business … Read More

February 11, 2015 |

Christians in Myanmar: Give Back Our Land

“This IS our family land.” L.N., an energetic pastor and a community activist, expressed his mind through his thick-accented English. With a wave of his hand, he directed our eyes to nearly 20+ acres of open land featuring mature trees, … Read More

December 26, 2014 |

No Christmas for Hong Kong‘s Umbrella Revolution

The “Occupy Central” protests in Hong Kong, also called the Umbrella Revolution (Chinese: 雨傘革命), are a civil disobedience campaign for universal suffrage and to democratize the nominating process of political candidates.  On 28 September, protesters blocked both of the east–west … Read More

December 4, 2014 |

Move Over Jack Ma, Hu Was on First

It was the American playwright, Eugene O’Neil, who wrote: “There is no present or future – only the past, happening over and over again – now.” Coincidentally, the biography of Hu Shiue Yan (胡雪/胡雪), a Chinese business tycoon, also conveyed … Read More

November 17, 2014 |

The $121.9 Billion Treasure Hunt

Hong Kong is currently buzzing with exciting news from the HK Monetary Authority.  Starting today, the daily exchange limit of 20,000 RMB per person will be abolished. This is seen as a move by China to enhance the status of … Read More

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