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Doing the right thing

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September 18, 2012

Doing the right thing

Collection of notes, thoughts and advices coming from building an ethical business in China.

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Ronan Berder

September 18, 2012
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  1. Doing the right thing 干对的事 Building an ethical business in

    China 在中国建立诚信企业
  2. Who the hell..? 我们是谁 Ronan Berder খ۽ Wiredcraft http://wiredcraft.com

  3. Who are you? 你是谁? • French No mustache though... •

    Engineer involved in Open Source And no glasses... • In China since 2005 Some say I’m doomed
  4. So what do we do? 我们做什么? • Data centric applications

    • Humanitarian and non-profit space • In Shanghai and Washington, DC (and soon SF)
  5. http://humanitarianid.org

  6. http://m.reliefweb.int

  7. http://brtdata.org

  8. http://reliefweb.int

  9. Why? 为什么? • Challenging problems Technically and socially • Cutting

    edge technology • High quality
  10. Why in China then? 为什么选择中国?

  11. • No work, no money No fun... • Created for

    freelancing • 3 staff after 2 months Inception 全面开启
  12. • Hustled to get big clients: Axel Springer, CNN, Nvidia,

    Popcap Games... • Feeds in the loop of awesomeness... • Staff of 5 • Need to create a WOFE “Holy cow” growth 迅速成长
  13. WOFE in a nutshell 小型独资企业  

  14. What then? 是什么? • Doing similar things • Lack of

    purpose • Time to change
  15. Let’s go humanitarian! 人性化的发展!

  16. How did we get started? 我们是怎样开始? • Hustling through previous

    connections • Southern Sudan Referendum • Worked our way to the UN
  17. What then? 是什么? • Still not satisfied • Updated our

    technical stack • Focusing more and more on products
  18. Lessons learned 吸取教训

  19. Disclaimer 接受不完美 • I am no expert • We’re far

    from perfect • These work for us Not necessarily good for you, but still worth a try...
  20. What we focus on 我们专注的重心是什么? • People • Methodology

  21. Building a team 建立一个团队

  22. How to recruit? 如何招新? • Job sites are useless •

    Use your network and never burn bridges • Trust your guts
  23. How to keep them? 如何留住人才? • Invest in them That

    includes trust • Let them fuck it up • Again, trust your guts That means firing fast
  24. Getting sh*t done 把事儿搞定

  25. Keep it focused 专注于工作重心 • Outsource as much as possible

    • Don’t procrastinate • Have a process and collaborate (we use SCRUM)
  26. Keep it lean 取其精华 • Don’t buy crap but don’t

    be cheap • Don’t overdo processes • Don’t over-hire
  27. And since we’re in China 自从我们来到中国 • Don’t mess with

    the tax bureau • Don’t mess with the labor bureau
  28. To sum it up 少少结论

  29. Invest 投资

  30. Hustle 推搡

  31. Questions? 有问题吗?