Are you concerned about the future of civilization? Do you ever fall into thinking that the world is doomed to years of low economic growth? Have you expressed lately pessimistic views about your career prospects?
If that is the case, please take a look at the streets of Shanghai.
Observe the determined eyes of young stock brokers and the well-cut suits of small businessmen. Take note of the new shops opening all over the place. The whole atmosphere is bold, ambitious, and amazing.
If you find news reports depressing, you just have to change your source of information. Great things are happening in many parts of the world.
- Roads and hospitals are being built.
- Factories are buying new machines.
- New ships are being made ready for their maiden voyage.
- Thousands of jobs are being created.
Many business schools in the Western hemisphere have already started to offer Chinese language courses as part of their MBA programmes. An excellent move and a realistic perception of the world's trade direction.
If you don't have time to go back to school, that shouldn't be a problem. Chinese language audio-courses are both affordable and convenient. Would that be something for you?
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