6 Things I Learned Working as a JD Delivery Guy

Full disclosure. I wrote this headline before my visit to a JD delivery station. And upon arriving, it was clear that me helping would just slow everyone down. So I stepped aside. This article should probably be titled “6 Things I Learned Hanging Out with JD Delivery Guys.” *** A few weeks ago, I visited […]



My Visit to the Alibaba Global Leadership Academy (Pt 1 of 3)

It’s Tuesday afternoon and I’m touring Alibaba’s Xixi campus in Hangzhou. And it’s awesome. The campus opened in 2013, covers 450 acres (half of which seems to be park and water) and already has +16,000 people. And they are already expanding across the street. At first glance, Xixi campus looks a lot like the Facebook […]

3 Reasons New Retail in China Is Bigger and Cooler Than You Think (Video)

Some thoughts on why new retail in China is bigger and cooler than people think. Plus stuff around Italy. for china use this link https://v.qq.com/x/page/n070213409u.html Jeffrey Towson, Professor at Peking University Guanghua School of Management www.jeffreytowson.com Music: Life Can Be A Dream by Future James https://theartistunion.com/tracks/544…

4 Predictions for Meituan, Ctrip, and Alibaba vs. Didi in China Ride Sharing (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1, I gave my explanation for why several of China’s digital giants (Meituan, Ctrip, Alibaba) have jumped into ride-sharing recently. In this part, I give my best answer to: Question 2: Can they win? Can they break into Didi’s ride-sharing business? My answer (thus far): They can definitely enter successfully. But winning long-term […]