As I walked the bustling, gritty streets of Zhongshan, it's a great example of how development is spreading out. Outside you see street vendors around the corner from luxury stores, and dilapidated structures next door to high-end apartments.
Having lived and worked in different countries, I believe you can't truly understand a culture until you buy groceries there. It was this notion that served as the genesis for moving our entire Senior Leadership Team to China for a month.
West meets East in the most surprising ways in Beijing today. In a sleek new café in trendy Sanlitun Village, the designers behind the Apple Store have created a place to gather for an afternoon snack of heavily frosted cupcakes and tea.