Who Really Owns Huawei? Their Carrier Customers (Pt 3 of 3)

The US government claims Huawei is tied to the Chinese government. Huawei says it is a private company, overwhelmingly owned by its employees. And the international press is having lots of fun digging into the legalese of Huawei’s organizational structures. My take is pretty simple. It doesn’t really matter who owns Huawei. What matters is: […]

Huawei’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is “Meritocracy Plus Partnership” at Scale in China Tech. (Pt 2 of 3)

On a visit to Huawei HQ, I visited the room where they keep all the records for the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). And the staff gave me a nice PowerPoint presentation with lots of org charts and legal structures (see below).   But I don’t really understand these. And I wasn’t really paying that […]

Huawei Is Going to Beat Trump with Human Resources, Not Technology (Pt 1 of 3)

President Trump’s placement of Huawei on the US entity list was a body blow. The magnitude of the hit should not be understated. Being cut off from US technology has staggered the multinational. But, to their credit, Huawei didn’t go down. They took the hit and stayed on their feet (thus far). I’m not really […]