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Wanted: A managerial culture that embraces cultural differences

As Asian firms search for "global" managers to expand operations overseas, they should consider those who grew up abroad who surely are well attuned to cross-culture ventures.

Chinese planners say most young children will be in pre-school education by 2020. But it will take a further 20 to 30 years before these kids are ready for international management positions.

CAN innovators become transnational managers? Obviously the answer is yes - we have only to look at the examples: Bill Gates (Microsoft), Jack Ma (Alibaba) or Wang Jianlin (Dalian Wanda). They have developed from small beginnings to be global forces. Or the many automotive managers who have