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.
Xiaomi is an important company. And it has really important strategy lessons. I think there are 5. But the big question that cuts across all of them is: Can the company’s operational excellence compensate for its weak business model? Here’s my take. Lesson 1: Xiaomi’s Foundational Asset Was World Class Tech Management. From its founding […]
In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses the five biggest trends in digital China and Asia for 2020-2030. These trends include the rise of smart devices, smart IoT logistics platforms, new manufacturing, smart cities, and digital finance. Towson believes that China and Asia will become the world’s largest and most innovative digital ecosystem in the next decade.
Xiaomi and Meitu are two Chinese companies that are trying to build platforms / ecosystems. Xiaomi has been more successful so far, but Meitu has a number of advantages that could help it catch up. It will be interesting to see who emerges as the winner in this race.
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.