Huawei Is Digging In for a Long-Fight. And They Are Probably Going to Win. (pt 4 of 4)

Ok. My last take-away from my visit to Huawei HQ. Thanks if you’ve hung in this long. Take-Away #5: Huawei Is Digging In for a Long-Fight. And They Are Probably Going to Win. Chairman Liang Hua ended the press conference by saying they are both “fighting for survival” and “seeking growth”. That is a pretty […]

The Real Impact of the Huawei Export Ban Is Still On the Way (pt 3 of 4)

This Part 3 of my take-aways from my visit to Huawei HQ in Shenzhen. I got to talk with management and tour some facilities. But the key event was the press conference where Huawei released their post-US export ban financials. First, this was a pretty cool press conference. They put out their half year revenue […]

Post US Export Ban, Huawei is Going For Tech Leadership (pt 2 of 4)

This is Part 2 of my take-aways from my visit to Huawei headquarters. You can find Part 1 here. I’ll be releasing more in-depth articles shortly. One of the cooler parts of Huawei is the “European town” campus they have built in Dongguan. A $1.5B campus based on multiple European towns. There is Verona. There […]

Huawei Going “Battle Mode” Is Bad News For Ericsson. Take-Aways from My Visit to Huawei HQ (pt 1 of 4)

I had a pretty great trip to the Huawei headquarters for their half year earnings’ release. Fascinating discussions with management. Some touring of the facilities. And I even got a good seat at the big press conference. FYI. Here’s what the back of Chairman Liang Hua’s head looks like. I’ve got 5-6 articles coming out […]

From Didi to Mobike to Luckin: How Money and Hype Are Distorting Digital China

Digital China has arrived. It has unicorns, huge market opportunities and a pervasive cultural impact. Everything is now at world-class scale. Unfortunately, the distorting impact of hot money and hype has also scaled up. And this appears to be increasing. Ride-sharing was the first big escalation in venture-type behavior. In 2015-16, in both China and […]

Why Didn’t China Attend the 2019 Berkshire Hathaway Meeting? (Pt 1 of 3)

The 2019 Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha was awesome. As always. But there was a very conspicuous absence of visitors from China this year. The decrease from last year was unmistakable. So what happened? In 2018, the Berkshire event was likely the most popular “China event” in the USA.. It was crazy. Of the […]

7 Things Everyone Is Getting Wrong About the Luckin IPO (Pt 2 of 2)

The Luckin Coffee SEC filing is out. So we can finally see their numbers. This is Part 2 of what I think is being misunderstood about Luckin. Part 1 is here. #5: Luckin is not really about increasing mass-market coffee consumption in China. Luckin is engaged in a Herculean effort to get Chinese to drink […]

Jeffrey Towson – The Race for Assets in New Retail (Video)

From one of my standard talks in 2018 (since retired). This is about bike-sharing, mobility and super-apps. See below. Youtube link is here. Other parts of talk are below: Part 1: What is the Engine of Chinese Bike-Sharing? Part 2: Give Consumers Exactly What They Want Part 3: In Digital China, Re-Imagine Operations ASAP Part […]

在中国,需要读一个MBA吗? 来自北大教授的建议

我在北大光华管理学院任教刚满五年,迎来送往了无数工商管理硕士。有些学员上了一学期课程,有些上了一学年,有些完成了两年全日制MBA课程。 问题是:在中国,必须要读一个MBA吗?各自有什么利弊?如果你是来自美国、欧洲或其他地区的学员,又该如何选择?会给你的职业生涯带来怎样的影响呢?

China Needs Smarter Not Faster Growth

*The following is an excerpt from our new One Hour China Contrarian Book (which is available here.). “Jonathan Woetzel (McKinsey & Co, Peking University) and I have written three speed-read China books together. In this latest one, we have put together a collection of our essays that basically make four main contrarian points. These are: […]