4 Things People Are Getting Wrong About Meituan-Dianping, China’s Food Delivery Giant (Pt 2 of 3)

I recently visited the Meituan-Dianping headquarters in Beijing – and I summarized my 3 take-aways in Part 1. In this part (2 of 3), I’m going to argue against some of the common statements I hear about Meituan. This is what I think, in my mostly humble opinion, a lot of people are getting wrong. […]

Final Thoughts on My Visit to the Alibaba Global Leadership Academy (Pt 3 of 3)

I recently visited the Alibaba Global Leadership Academy (AGLA). In Part 1, I described my visit. In Part 2, I talked about the academy and some of its attendees (summary: it’s awesome). In this part, I have a few final thoughts on Hangzhou, AGLA and its executives. No big insights. Just some little stuff. *** […]

Alibaba Global Leadership Academy – Guo Xing Lim

I visited the Alibaba Global Leadership Academy (articles here and here) and sent a couple of this year’s students some questions. Below are the answers of xxxx. Background: Guo Xing Lim I am from Singapore; graduated from National University of Singapore majoring in Chemical Engineering. Started my career in FMCG, with Procter & Gamble, working […]

The Alibaba Global Leadership Academy Is Awesome. You Should Apply. Like Right Now. (Pt 2 of 3)

In Part 1, I talked about visiting the Alibaba campus and how they are attempting to take their unique culture international. It is an interesting management, people and skills problem. And I think it is one that more and more Chinese companies are going to grapple with. How do you build a true Chinese multinational? […]

Alibaba Global Leadership Academy – Quintus Dienst

I visited the Alibaba Global Leadership Academy (articles here and here) and sent a couple of this year’s students some questions. Below are the answers of Quintus Dienst. Background: Quintus Dienst I originate from Munich, Germany. Throughout my education I focused myself on business and technology. After university I started my professional career at a […]

Alibaba Global Leadership Academy – Chrissy Hu

I visited the Alibaba Global Leadership Academy (articles here and here) and sent a couple of this year’s students some questions. Below are the answers of Chrissy Hu. Background: Chrissy Hu Born and raised in the Silicon Valley, I grew up around technology. I started my career in this space as part of J.P. Morgan’s […]