My latest video on China’s sharing economy. Shot in thailand. My writing and speaking are on Chinese consumers and digital China.
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 […]
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…
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 […]
In the last couple of months, several of China’s digital giants have jumped into ride-sharing. And this was a surprise, because with the exit of Uber it was believed that Didi Chuxing had that market pretty much locked up. And I think Didi thought this too – as they began focusing on international expansion. Generally […]
Over the past three months, I’ve been doing a lot of talks to more traditional businesses (insurance companies, hospitals, chemical companies, express delivery companies) about how digitization is playing out in China. From these talks, I’ve sort of boiled my message down to the following three rules for Chinese digital transformation and disruption. Rule 1: […]
I’ve been on a whirlwind speaking tour in Brazil (9 talks in 5 cities in 9 days). And this question of what Brazil (and other developing countries) can learn from China keeps coming up. Here’s my best answer. Plus some fun stuff from around Rio. Video is here. (Youtube only. Sorry. Link is here). Thanks […]