How Didi And Ride-Sharing Are Different in Brazil: My Visit to 99 HQ. (Pt 2 of 3)

I recently visited the Didi-99 headquarters in Sao Paolo. In Part 1, talked about how driver needs and services are an area that appears to be particularly different in Brazil vs. China. Here are some other differences. Difference with China #2: How much to localize is an important question for ride-sharing globally. Uber, unfortunately, has […]

How Didi And Ride-Sharing Are Different in Brazil: My Visit to 99 HQ. (Pt 1 of 3)

China’s digital giants are going international. Sort of. Asia is viewed as a strategic requirement by many (Alibaba, JD). So we see a lot of moves there (Alibaba acquired Lazada). Payments (Alipay) and hotel bookings (Ctrip) are following Chinese tourists abroad. So they are going pretty much everywhere. For example, Ant Financial recently tried to […]

My Favorite China Reading – October 2018

Greetings from Peking University, I am back in Beijing after China’s big holiday week. I generally try to avoid the tourist craziness that happens every year at this time. In terms of digital China, the giants just keep accelerating and surprising everyone. Lots of interesting things happening in mobility (Didi) and new retail (JD) right […]

重要的是:滴滴正迅速建立司机服务 (第2部分,共3部分)

在该系列文章的第1部分,我接触了一位滴滴司机,试图能够更好地了解滴滴司机的生活(点击此处下载文章)。在第2部分,我将探讨滴滴业务在司机和车主方面非常酷的不断创新。 

Meituan vs. Alibaba vs. Didi vs. Ctrip: Why China’s Internet Giants Are Colliding In Local Services (Pt 3 of 4)

This is Part 3 on my visit to the Meituan-Dianping headquarters in Beijing. Part 1 was my main take-aways. Part 2 was what I think people are getting wrong about Meituan. “Local services” has been a hot topic this year. And we have seen big local services moves by many of China’s digital giants. Tencent-backed […]

Didi Is Rapidly Building Out Driver Services. This Is Really Important. (Pt 2 of 3)

In Part 1 of this series, I sat down with a Didi driver and tried to get a better understanding of what life is like driving with Didi (article located here). In this second Part , I dig into the increasing innovation happening on the driver and car-owner side of Didi’s business, which is pretty […]

滴滴出行司机的一天 (第1部分,共3部分)

汪子明,已婚,上海本地人,同时也是一个小老板和滴滴出行司机。我最近和他坐下来聊了一会儿。我希望了解他作为一名滴滴司机的工作。他的生活是怎样的?他的生活有了怎样的变化?接下来有什么打算?

A Day in the Life of a Didi Chuxing Driver (Pt 1 of 3)

I recently sat down with Wang Ziming, a Shanghai native, family man, entrepreneur and top driver for Didi Chuxing. My goal was to understand his work as a Didi driver. What was life like? How has it been changing? What’s next? In this three-part series, I am going to try and detail how the other […]

Can Meituan, Ctrip, or Alibaba Win Against Didi in China Ride Sharing? (Video)

Some thoughts on the increasing competition in China ride-sharing. Plus stuff around the Philippines. Video is below and here. Youtube only. —– I write and speak about Chinese consumers and digital China. Music: Tobu – Colors http://youtube.com/tobuofficial Released by NCS https://www.youtube.com/NoCopyrightSo…