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Language hitch costs Goldman exec key post

Posted by hankfdh July 12, 2007 in the Group General Discussion.

Non-English speakers have been dealing with this for a long time. 

"GOLDMAN Sachs, the world's most profitable investment bank, could not name the co-head of its investment banking business in Asia as chief executive officer (CEO) of its Beijing joint venture because his knowledge of Chinese was too weak, three bankers at the company said. "

http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_138571.html

Just another reason we all need to learn a little more Chinese.

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