Blogs

David actively blogs on four major topic areas, each of which he keeps separate so as to ensure he’s reaching an appropriate audience with each post. None of the opinions expressed in any of the blogs reflect those of David’s employer, his family, or his clients.

SILICON HUTONG
Recognized as one of the leading blogs on business in China, Silicon Hutong covers how China is changing the world of business, and how business is changing the nature of China. The two core questions the blog seeks to address: how is China altering the global business playing field, and how must individuals, companies, and governments respond as a result? The blog is focused along five major topic areas:

  • China’s Breakout: The emergence of China, Inc., and its role in global industry;
  • China Rules: The effort by Beijing, Chinese companies, and Chinese executives to alter business norms, practices, and regulator behavior to favor Chinese firms;
  • China Goggles: The globalization of China’s media industry and how that will enhance China’s economic and political influence;
  • China Rewires: China’s consumers are going to alter the world’s business landscape, both for companies and consumers;
  • Strategy, Action, Behavior, and Communications: Ideas and approaches to help executives and entrepreneurs deal with challenges of China’s rise.

THE PEKING REVIEW
The time when only a small coterie of experts, academics, and journalists were writing about China is long past. The volume of analysis and insight is immense, and much of the better stuff is found outside of the mainstream media, airport bookstores, and company reports.

To that end, The Peking Review serves as a filter and a magnifying lens, identifying books, articles, and scholarly works about China’s national security, politics, art, culture history and international relations. Here is the kicker: over 90% of what is reviewed on the site are electronic books and printable PDFs that are free for the price of a download.

THE GOLDEN WEST REVIEW
In America’s cultural and intellectual milieu, California is frequently disparaged as a land intellectually constrained by the commercialism of Hollywood, the fuzzy new-ageism of the state’s sun-drenched spirituality, the Norman Vincent Peale intellectualism of its mid-western immigrant stock, and the science/engineering culture fostered by the cultural dominance of aerospace, technology, and defense.

The Golden West Review (GWR) offers a counterpoint to the view of California as a historyless desert devoid of intellectual, artistic, literary, and architectural virtue. The blog focuses on the culture and life of California, through its history, arts, landscape, and literature. Through our own posts and those of others, our focus is to discover and analyze the essence of the state, and its underestimated and misunderstood effect on thinking and culture in America, and, indeed, the world.

 THE PACIFIC BULL MOOSE
The American political dialogue has been fractured by the growing dominance of voices from the extreme ends of the spectrum. Most notably of late, the shrillest voices have been on the far right, and as a result of their efforts they have managed to turn the Republican Party into an apparent bastion of reactionary political thought.

The Pacific Bull Moose is an appeal for a return to a better Republican Party: one that eschewed the dangers of undue corporate, ideological, and special interest influence on government; that gave voices on the extreme a vote rather than a veto; and that advocated thoughtful, measured, and innovative policy solutions to the problems faced by the nation. In our posts, we frame out principles and policies designed to make the GOP the party for all Americans, not just old white men.