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The Five Year Project | Mad Men In China

Mad Men In China

Have you ever watched Mad Men?

I just started watching it with Sammie

and we love it.

I wasn’t alive yet, but the beginning of the 1960s in America sounded awesome. An excerpt from History.com:

At the beginning of the 1960s, many Americans believed they were standinzzg at the dawn of a golden age. On January 20, 1961, the handsome and charismatic John F. Kennedy became president of the United States. His confidence that, as one historian put it, “the government possessed big answers to big problems” seemed to set the tone for the rest of the decade.”

Companies were buffing up their advertising budgets, people were spending lavishly, and families all wanted to look like this:

The Perfect Family

America was a country on the rise led by a new President who was ready to bring America to the forefront of the world after the Cold War.

Mad Men portrays this perfectly.

The men were dapper and the women were dolled up. Maybe it’s just the show or maybe it’s just advertisement in general, but people seemed happy. They seemed optimistic. They weren’t talking about an economic crisis or the housing crash.

Fast forward until today and you’ll notice life seems different. People can’t stop worrying about their savings, their investment accounts, and the price of their homes.

I can’t help but notice the shift in attitude.

Today, the Mad Men lifestyle has moved else.


Whether it’s the streets of downtown Guangzhou being lined with Lambos and Ferraris or happy-go-lucky groups singing karaoke at the top of their lungs, China is happy, and it shows.

As the economy continues to grow and the middle class is on the rise I feel lucky to be around to take part.

Over the past 3 months we’ve really been pushing to develop MorphoMFG (www.morphomfg.com). We’ve hired 3 new full-time team members through oDesk and continued to develop relationships with our Chinese partners.

Chinese businessmen know how to wine and dine their customers. Regardless of the size of our orders we get picked up in a nice car, taken for a full factory tour, and end up out for dinner at one of the nicest places in town. It is very impressive.

The ‘Chinese MadMen’ are leading the way for China to become the world’s largest economy.

How does that make you feel?

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  1. Peggy Olsen October 23, 2013 Reply

    i think you are 100% right bar the looks. The Mad Men are better looking than Chinese businessmen, but that’s my opinion.

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    Joshua Fairbairn October 23, 2013 Reply

    Things are changing slowly, but China is going to have a tough time as it expands if the corruption and dishonesty behind the scenes doesn’t stop!

  3. Jason November 7, 2013 Reply

    Do the chinese factory businessmen treat you to dinner as well?

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    Joshua Fairbairn November 10, 2013 Reply

    Yes Jason, every single time! They really know how to treat a customer properly.

  5. Kanyapak January 2, 2014 Reply

    I’m so glad that the innretet allows free info like this!

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