A fun segment on a Saturday night at CGTN.
Since visiting Meituan headquarters, I’ve written a quite a lot about the company (see Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3). And Meituan’s world is kind of fascinating right now. They have gone public. Awesome. Congratulations. A well-funded war has been launched against them by Ele.me (i.e., Alibaba) in food delivery. Ouch. Meituan and several […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is Part 2 of the 10 things I learned for Kai-Fu Lee’s new book AI Superpowers. My first five are in Part 1. Here are the rest. Lesson 6: AI is a competition between batteries and grids. Dr. Lee had some particularly interesting comments on how AI companies are competing. He says the big […]
My favorite business books. Plus some fun stuff from around Kuala Lumpur and airplanes. Link is here. By Jeffrey Towson, Professor of Investment at Peking University. —- I write and speak about Chinese consumers and digital China. Music is Longing by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Kai-Fu Lee has released a new book titled AI Superpowers. It broadly compares artificial intelligence in China and the USA and it’s getting a lot of press. I was fortunate to hear him present part of his book at an Amcham event in Beijing. The book doesn’t go into AI or business questions too deeply. […]