How to Assess Political Risk in China Tech (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 92)

This week’s podcast is about political risk in China tech, but really it is about how to think systematically about the role of the State. And about making investment decisions on uncertain terrains. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. Here are five investment approaches to uncertain environments. How to assess […]

Lessons from Warren Buffett on Compounding and Competitive Advantage (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 91)

This week’s podcast is about Warren Buffett and combining competitive advantage with compounding. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. Here are some slides on compounding. Here are some slides on Buffett’s investment strategy Some fun pictures from Berkshire meeting. Plus my <3 minutes of fame being on the big screen in […]

Can Dingdong Win in Groceries and Specialty Ecommerce? (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 90)

This week’s podcast is about Dingdong, a specialty ecommerce player in China focused on fresh groceries. It has gone public while still operating profit negative – but brings to mind a similar situation with Meituan at IPO. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. —–— Related articles: Should Vipshop Build a Logistics […]

Truck Alliance’s Fight to Build Complicated Network Effects (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 89)

This week’s podcast is about Full Truck Alliance, a B2B marketplace platform for freight and cargo. There are a lot of lessons on the difficulties and complexities of matching, pricing and network effects for more complicated services. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. Questions for simple network effects: Local vs. regional […]