Greetings from Peking University in Beijing.
I send out a monthly reading list with the best China articles (and books) I have come across. If you would like to be on this list, you can sign up at www.jeffreytowson.com. Also, if you come across any really great articles, please send them to me.
Here’s my list for January 2017. Cheers, Jeff
– Articles –
A great NYTimes article about how an entire Chinese city builds iPhones – and the government deal that laid its foundation.
Forget Sheryl Sandberg (and Marissa Mayer). I think Jean Liu of Chinese Didi is the top woman in technology today.
I argue that China’s “ghost cities” have mostly been a media creation (they have a cool name and interesting photos). Many were just “too soon to market” cities.
– Books and Reports –
By Clayton Christensen. Not China-related directly. But such a great book. I find it very helpful for thinking about disruption.
Also by Clayton Christensen. Such an awesome question to ask yourself.
– My Recent Articles –
I’ve been asking this question for months and still can’t get a good answer.
Airbnb is making serious moves to enter the still nascent home-sharing market in China. Uber’s experience has some pretty useful lessons. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-airbnb-should-do-different-than-uber-china-part-2-jeffrey-towson?trk=mp-author-card
My experience as a long-struggling writer – and how I eventually found my way. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-i-failed-writer-5-years-before-becoming-linkedin-top-towson?trk=mp-author-card
– A Final Funny One –
Funny. The joke circulating is there is still at least one good use for print media. http://shanghaiist.com/2017/01/02/anti_cheating_device.php
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