Before making the move to Singapore and now Hong Kong, I thought I knew a thing or two about the region and how things are done. I realised quickly that it's one thing living somewhere and another just travelling through.
The same goes with business. You need to be on the ground to build relationships, to observe what is going on in the market, to get to know the people and culture and to understand the risks you are taking.
Its early days for me but here's a few things that I have found helpful in quickly immersing myself into a new business environment: