Footprint in Shanghai
In August 1999, two Linuo employees went to Shanghai to choose the site for Linuo headquarters. They were not familiar with the city nor did they understand the local dialect. They were also thrifty with the expenses on, e.g. means of transportation and lodging. They visited the economic development zones in Jiading, Pudong, Malu, and Qingpu, etc. one after another during the following days, learning local policies for investment and inspecting the possible locations for Linuo HQ in Shanghai, and in the evening, they were busy sorting out the information they gathered. For the two Linuo employees, the changeable weather in Shanghai was also troublesome. They were often completely drenched by a sudden rainfall. Moreover, as they traveled mostly on foot or by means of public transportation, one employee got some blisters on his feet a few days later. Yet, the blisters could not stop his zeal for work. After about two weeks survey, they finally found an ideal location for Linuo HQ in Shanghai, which is where Linuo Shanghai stands now.