After working for multiple top-tier consulting firms in China for over 10 years, I wanted a more exciting entrepreneurial place, where I could take a closer looker at the tremendous opportunities for business growth in China. Since I joined, Arthur D. Little has been proving every day that it was the perfect match for my career goals. With the resources and flexibility I have as Principal, I must say that Arthur D. Little is really a place where you can make things happen!
In my first three months with the company, I experienced the collaborative culture. If I was working on a new or niche topic, people from our global network would immediately come to help, even if I had never met or talked to them before. Everyone here has such a strong sense of support and cooperation, regardless of your career grade or tenure. Within this environment, I had quick access to cross-sector leaders, leading-edge knowledge and numerous innovative business ideas that I would have never figured out on my own.
Many people ask me how I balance my time between work and life, considering my extensive periods of business travel. But my work is much more fun than you can imagine. Not to mention that I see my colleagues not only as best-in-class consultants, but also as great friends. We spend a great deal of time outside work together, swimming or boxing. I do not feel that I work in too serious or too boring of an environment. Far from that! My colleagues make me laugh all the time!