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The China Greentech Report 2011 and other exciting things

Dear friends, family, and secret admirers:

I'm pleased to announce the release of the first somewhat significant production that has my name on it since The Kite Runner:

The China Greentech Report 2011

PwC says this about the report:
The China Greentech Report 2011 analyses recent developments in the greentech sector in China and examines existing and emerging opportunities in six key sectors: cleaner conventional energy, renewable energy, electric power infrastructure, green building, cleaner transportation, and clean water. The report provides comprehensive analysis and insight into the trends that are contributing to China's rapid rise to global greentech leader and the solutions supporting it.

I'm credited as lead writer for the Cleaner Transportation chapter. It's a good introduction into what's going on in the way of greentech in China's road and rail transportation industries, and also provides key insights into what I've been doing at work for the past nine months.

Other personal accomplishments during this period include:

  • Performed with the Beijing International Chamber Orchestra in a charity concert for victims of the disaster in Japan.  We raised RMB 50,000 for the Japan Red Cross!  I'll also be playing first clarinet for a Mozart programme at two international schools in late May.

  • Began leading T'ai Chi class for my coworkers in the morning twice a week.

  • Successfully conducted a three-week juice cleanse.

While I'm at it, let me also take this opportunity to plug my friends' newly opening courtyard hotel/restaurant/bar, The Orchid.  This is an incredibly cool hideout nestled away among the hutongs near Beijing's Drum Tower.  I helped spread white stones on the ground underneath the bamboo planted in the courtyard just last week, and I can guarantee that each stone has been meticulously placed with loving care.


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