#50 Taiwan: Thomas Kuiper [Gandi] "No Bullshit" communication & business development strategy

Episode in English: find out how Gandi's "No Bullshit" strategy proved to be successful to develop business in Asia

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- Main topics covered in this episode:

  • Gandi, internet domain names specialist, internet hosting provider

  • Living in Taiwan for 15 years, working for Taiwanese companies

  • Foreign vs Taiwanese: how to get feedbacks from local staff

  • Japan VS German VS French culture, being a German working for a french company

  • Business development: conferences, target developpers with a « no bullshit » marketing and offer

  • Create a website, CRM, Wordpress VS Wix, Content Square…

  • Having operations based in Taiwan to cover APAC market

  • Taiwan vs Singapore, banking system, staff, geographic position

  • Payment solutions in China: Union Pay, Alipay

  • Fapiao (invoice) challenge in Taiwan when starting operations

  • Sending an email to company and getting a job in Asia after a lunch with the boss

  • Working as foreigner for taiwanese companies, work culture, management

  • Operations in China, firewall, political situation

  • Brand protection, security, the importance of domain names

  • Entrepreneurs need to check out if a new domain names extensions in your industries have been created (.law , .beauty…)

  • Share your knowledge, let people know about you, what you know and what you have to offer

  • Be Open source!


Links:


Thomas Kuiper on Linkedin



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