In TMBA 225 Asia, Dan Andrews and Jon Myers talk about the benefits of working in Asia. The episode is lighter in business content than what Dan and Ian typically have, but it’s still got some good stuff.
In the episode Dan talks about why some people might not work well in Asia. (25:14)
You gotta have that grit and that long-term view that I’m gonna hang for twenty-four months.
This idea is also in the title of Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. Tough writes, “What matters most in a child’s development, they say, is not how much information we can stuff into her brain in the first few years. What matters, instead, is whether we are able to help her develop a very different set of qualities, a list that includes persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence.”