In the latest episode of the Tech Strategy podcast, Jeffrey Towson shares his predictions for the ongoing battle between Apple and Huawei in China. With both companies vying for market share and dominance in the world’s largest smartphone market, Towson offers insights on their strategies and what the future may hold. Listen now to stay ahead of the curve in the tech industry.
In this article, Jeff Towson discusses the three forces that will determine Apple’s fate in China’s tech strategy. These forces are: 1) The Chinese government’s push for self-sufficiency, 2) The rise of Chinese tech giants, and 3) The changing consumer preferences in China. Understanding these forces is crucial for companies to stay ahead of the competition in China’s tech market.
In this insightful piece, Jeff Towson explores what Xiaomi, despite its strong management team and innovative approach, can learn from the strategies employed by Apple and Amazon. He underscores the importance of a clear, effective strategy, something he believes these two tech giants excel at. Furthermore, he brings attention to the vital role that artificial intelligence (AI) plays as a strategic tool in today’s digital business landscape.
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A couple of topics for today’s lesson / update. Why Steve Jobs Chose China for the Assembly of the iPhone In my One Hour China book, I included the following bit about Steve Jobs and China: “There is a great story about Steve Jobs freaking out about six weeks before the first iPhone was released. […]
In this podcast episode, Jeffrey Towson discusses four options for how Huawei can respond to the US tech ban on its smartphone business. These options include fixing the supply chain, becoming a digital platform, ignoring Europe, and trying to build an anti-US alliance for smartphone operating systems. Towson argues that Huawei’s best option is to become a digital platform, as this would allow it to continue to innovate and grow its business even in the face of the US tech ban.
Jeffrey Towson visited the WeChat Open Class in Guangzhou and was impressed by the company’s platform business model, its focus on social and transactional features, and its ability to adapt to the needs of Chinese consumers. He believes that WeChat is smarter than Apple and Facebook because it has a better understanding of the Chinese market and is able to offer a more comprehensive suite of services.
*The following is an excerpt from the One Hour China Book, for which a 2017 version is available here. “There is a great story about Steve Jobs freaking out about six weeks before the first iPhone was released. It was reported by The New York Times and has become part of the folklore of […]