Note: They are from Pamela Logan’s twitter @pamkhamaid, who’s founder of now closed NGO Kham Aid Foundation:
Rule1. If your business idea pits Tibetans directly against Han Chinese on a level playing field, then Tibetans are going to get creamed.
Rule2. Any business conducted in a caterpillar fungus area will go on hiatus from May 1 to the middle of June.
Rule3. In #Tibet money doesn’t grow on trees, it comes directly out of the ground. (see previous). People are used to easy money.
Rule4. Tibetans in Kham strongly prefer low investment/high profit types of businesses. They want to make a killing immediately.
Rule5. Very few Tibetans in Kham are true innovators. The avg person wants to start a business exactly like the business next store.
Rule6. Tibetans in Kham hate risk.
Rule7. Even “free” training has costs. You need to prove there’s a job waiting or they’re not interested.
Rule8. Village politics are messy and impenetrable.
Rule9. Relationships are everything.
Rule10. Leaders are everything. The feudal mentality is still there, thinly veiled. Find the charismatic leader. Deal with that person