Huawei, Luckin and the SMILE Marathon (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 34)


In this class, I go into the increasing dimensions of operational marathons. I call these the SMILE marathon.

You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.

SMILE Marathons. Competing every day on which dimensions?

  1. Scale, Scope, Efficiency and Effectiveness
  2. Machine Learning / AI Factories and Zero-Human Operations
  3. Innovation
  4. Rate of Learning
  5. Ecosystem Orchestration and Management

Related podcasts and articles:

  • #23: SMILE Marathon

Concepts for this class:

  • SMILE Marathon
  • SMILE Marathon Dimension 1: Scale, Scope, Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • SMILE Marathon Dimension 2: Machine Learning / AI Factories and Zero-Human Operations
  • SMILE Marathon Dimension 3: Sustained Innovation
  • SMILE Marathon Dimension 4: Rate of Learning
  • SMILE Marathon Dimension 5: Ecosystem Orchestration and Management

Companies for this class:

  • Huawei
  • Luckin Coffee


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