Business Climate in Hawaii

The Business Climate has changed in Hawaii over the years and today we talk to Christine Lu who has spent the last two decades active in cross border Chinese business and investment trends. She is recognized as a Digital Leader by the United Nations Foundation and named to Foreign Policy’s inaugural “Pacific Power Index” which recognizes 50 individuals shaping the future of U.S. and China ties. She is active in cross border funds focused on opportunities at the intersection of innovation and social impact.

So…put your SMART CAPS on and get EDUCATED on the Business Climate here in Paradise where Positives and Negatives are a bound!

 

7 thoughts on “Business Climate in Hawaii

  1. Glad you guys are back.

    I found your podcast several months ago and have really enjoyed listening to you guys chat about current events/life in general and all things Hawaii related.

    My fiance and I are hoping to move to Hawaii [Oahu, for work reasons] next year. The perspective I have gained thru listening to your podcast has been quite helpful in our early stages of planning.
    It’s also been nice to hear the stories of others who have made the move too – lots of great tips.

    As a side note — I’m looking forward to hearing Don Ho on your next episode! I lived on a small island in the South Pacific, Kwajalein, for several years when I was a kid – and Little Grass Shack was one of the 1st songs we learned in hula lessons. It brings back happy memories!

  2. wayde… god damn it. i’m not talking about the residential power walls in your house.

    the kauai tesla solar farm has it’s own huge COMMERCIAL “power walls”. that was the whole point and what makes it different than the other solar farms on kauai. all of those are useless when the sun goes down.

    my point was that the tesla solar/battery facility will not save kauai residents a single dollar.

    also, not saying the residential power walls aren’t a good idea but they aren’t going to make your electric bill $3.00. you’re gonna need to spend tens of thousands of dollars on solar panels and another tens of thousands of dollars on batteries to do that.

  3. Hi guys!

    I have been a Hawaii lover since I first visited my then boyfriend, now husband in 2004 while he was stationed at Pearl Harbor. I knew there was something magical about Hawaii the second I started to walk across that breezeway at the airport. I didn’t know how many other people felt a spiritual connection to the islands until I started listening to the podcast.

    I happened to come across it after my 4th and most recent trip to Oahu in February. It was our 22 month old daughter’s first trip. When we got home I was having Hawaii withdrawl and thankfully found you guys! Thank you for giving me a piece of Hawaii back on the East Coast!

    Our daughter keeps saying ” I go Hawaii, I miss Hawaii”- I think we have another island lover on our hands and will need to take another trip! Keep up the great work!

  4. wayde… god damn it.

    i’m not talking about the residential power walls in your house.

    the kauai tesla solar farm has it’s own huge COMMERCIAL “power walls”. that was the whole point and what makes it different than the other solar farms on kauai. all of those are useless when the sun goes down.

    my point was that the tesla solar/battery facility will not save kauai residents a single dollar.

    also, not saying the residential solar + power walls aren’t a good idea but they aren’t going to make your electric bill $3.00… maybe in 20+ years after you’ve paid them off and replaced your powerwall twice.

  5. Honestly it was hard to relate to what Christine was talking about. She is clearly very smart and driven. I didnt really like hearing about the high end tourist trade and the foreign money buying condos here only to sit empty. It is sad but Hawaii is being destroyed and unlivable because of stuff like this.

    She talked about having less tourists but more high end. I almost hate going to Waikiki now and walking by all the high-end stores. It is just sad…I probably wont live here forever but Im sure glad I got to live here for awhile before it is completely destroyed for regular folks.

    One thing I do love is you guys and this podcast…keep it up boys.

  6. Hey guys,
    Found your Podcast about two weeks ago and have been listening to it every day since then. Great show, lots of great info and fun to listen to. I’m traveling to Maui this July with all the adults in my family, but would love to come back and check out another island with my kids next year. We’re thinking Kauai…my wife wants to stay at the Hyatt….but from what I can gather it sounds like that side of island wouldn’t be anything new for us.

    Anyways keep up the great work. How about a show with the History of the Tiki and/or the Tiki Bar.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *