Thursday, August 30, 2012

The 110 Commandments

There's an amusing article in today's FT about Zhang Yue, Chairman of Broad Group, a Chinese air-conditioning company. He has wriiten a book of 110 rules for his employees to memorise including "Brush your teeth twice a day" and "Love Broad Group; if you leave, never harm it." Most of his employees live in Broad Town, a suburb of Changsha in Hunan province, where there is a corporate training palace which resembles Versailles. At the beginning of every day the employees gather outside the palace to sing the Broad anthem: "I love our clients and help them to grow their value."
Mr Zhang's latest project is to build the world's tallest skyscraper (838m with 220 storeys)  in three months using prefabricated blocks slotted together like Lego bricks. He was the first Chinese businessman to buy a private jet.


Anonymous kinglear said...

Bags I not first to the top...

6:48 am  
Blogger Angus said...

Sounds more like a Broad Church than the Broad Group.

8:22 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Lol KL & Angus

11:29 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

That reminds me of a friend of my Dad's who was a Hoover salesman in the sixties. He told us that, at sales conventions, they all had to stand up and sing the song in their ad, "Hoover beats as it sweeps as it cleans"!

3:02 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...


4:43 pm  

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