Contracting Excellence Magazine - Dec 2008
Cynthia Hollinsworth, Commercial Manager Europe for FKI Logistex, a global materials handling solutions integrator, maximized on a business/negotiating trip to China and visited the Wén Miào Temple, the only surviving Confucian temple in Shanghai, founded during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368 AD) and most recently restored in 1999 to celebrate the 2,550th birthday of Confucius.
Near the entrance to the temple is Kuíxing Gé, a three-story, 66-foot pagoda dedicated to Confucius, China’s great thinker, philosopher and founder of the Confucian culture, born in 551 BC, who devoted his life to creating a set of ethical principles centered around the ideals of harmony and stability. She says she learned how Confucian ethics and philosophy apply as much in business today, as it did then, such as the practiced art of slowing down the pace of the negotiating process and non-confrontational, harmonious culture - Confucius said “A little impatience ruins a great plan”.
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This issue may be cited as (2008) 2(2) Contracting Excellence.
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