Luckin Coffee Doesn’t Need to Beat Starbucks to Win Big in China (Video)

Some thoughts on Starbucks vs. Luckin Coffee in China. Plus stuff around Beijing and Shanghai. Although the outlet number (I said 650) has been increasing rapidly. Link is here. ——— Music by Tobu, Wholm and Blume!https://tobumusic.com

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 […]



4 Cool Things JD is Doing (My Thoughts From a Visit to JD HQ).

I accompanied a group of European students to JD headquarters in Beijing. They were part of the ChinaMed / TOChina program out of the University of Torino, which is a fantastic program connecting China and southern Europe. I will be writing more about that program shortly. It is run by Giovanni Andorino and Francesco Silvestri. […]

My Recommended China Reading – August 2018

Greetings from Peking University. I am hiding out in Thailand for a week, one of my standard writing spots. Any suggestions for fun places to visit would be appreciated. It’s been a pretty great summer for digital China. Pinduoduo has launched upwards, catching the world’s attention. Meituan and Xiaomi are going public (so lots of […]

My Favorite Business Books

Hey, These are my favorite business books (not in order). I keep them on my iPad and read them year after year. For my favorite China business books, you can sign-up on the right. Competition Demystified – by Bruce Greenwald I give this book to people all the time. Really clear logic. I also like […]