On 14 Feb 2007, at 14:47, Gerhard Fasol wrote:
> With all respect, Eric, to the members of this list -
Oh dear - you are preparing to insult us, aren't you...
> opinon is only very marginally relevant, because what counts
> is are the actual actions of Japanese consumers.
Well - yes - and the request was for our opinions of the actual
actions of Japanese consumers.
> One of the most common mistakes foreign companies which fail
> in Japan make is to base management decisions on the perceptions
> and prejudices of foreigners, instead of doing actual Japanese
> market research (which is a lot more effort than making guesses)
You wouldn't happen to know of a firm that does that in Japan, would
> If this is a hobby question, then its ok, but if you need the answer
> to your question for serious business development, then I suggest
> not to rely on the opinions of foreigners.
I don't recollect him suggesting he was going to "rely" on the
> RaphaŽl wrote
> He was basically recusing himself:
Oh no he wasn't!
He was basically excluding everyone APART from himself and his company.
Received on Wed Feb 14 10:03:24 2007