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Category Archives: Mobike
Companies Can Have Digital Superpowers: Lazada vs. Grab. Luckin vs. Hellobike. (Tech Strategy – Podcast 37)
In this class, Jeffrey Towson discusses how companies can develop digital superpowers to gain a competitive advantage. He compares and contrasts four companies in Asia that have successfully used digital technology to transform their businesses: Lazada, Grab, Luckin Coffee, and Hellobike. Towson argues that digital superpowers can be used to dramatically improve the user experience, enable a platform business model, create network effects, or provide other competitive advantages.
The Next Big Trends in Chinese E-Commerce (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Daily Lesson / Update)
There was an interesting report about China ecommerce trends released by Coresight Research, which specializes in retail meets tech consulting. It’s run by Deborah Weinswig, who I’ve crossed paths with a few times in the last couple of years. I find their research to be very data-driven and generally close to my own thinking. So […]
HeyTea Becomes a Tech Co? Demand for Luckin vs. Mobike (Daily Update – Jeff’s Asia Tech Class)
A couple of topics for today. About how all business begins and ends with the customer. HeyTea and Why You Have to Thrill Your Customers. There was an interesting article last week about retail tea company HeyTea – and their rumored funding round at a price of 16B RMB ($280M). HeyTea is a popular and […]
Why Did Ofo Fail? What Should They Have Done? (Tech Strategy – Podcast 8)
Jeffrey Towson discusses what Ofo could have done to avoid its downfall. He argues that Ofo made a number of strategic mistakes, including burning through too much cash, expanding too quickly, and failing to innovate. Towson believes that if Ofo had taken a more conservative approach, it might still be in business today.
Will Luckin, Mobike, Didi or WeWork Ever Be Profitable? (Tech Strategy – Podcast 6)
Jeffrey Towson argues that Chinese startups like Luckin Coffee, Mobike, Didi Chuxing, and WeWork are facing increasing challenges. He says that these companies are facing more competition, regulatory scrutiny, and rising costs. As a result, it is unclear if these companies will be able to achieve profitability in the long run.
Is Facebook Behind Tiktok’s CFIUS Review? Alibaba and Mobike Have Digital Superpowers (Daily Update 11.7.19)
Good morning everyone. This is the daily update for Jeff’s Asia Tech Class, with two points. Facebook is increasingly citing China in their lobbying. Are they behind Tiktok’s CFIUS review? Alibaba and Mobike have digital superpowers. Cheers from the Shanghai airport, jeff Is Facebook behind Tiktok’s CFIUS review? In the last week, CFIUS announced that […]
What Should Giant Bicycles Have Done About Mobike, Ofo and China Bike-Sharing? (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class 2)
This is the second episode (and first case) for my Asia tech class. It is about what the leading bike manufacturers (like Giant) should have done in response to the rapid rise of China bike-sharing. Vote #1: Do after listening to the summary of the situation. [poll id=”1″] Vote #2: Do after finishing the podcast. […]
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. But first…consider joining my executive education course Jeff’s Asia Tech Class for deeper insights into […]
Jeffrey Towson – Get Ready for Super Platforms in Digital China (Video)
From one of my standard talks in 2018 (since retired). This is about bike-sharing, mobility and super-apps. Video below and Youtube link is here. 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 4: In Digital China, Get […]