Huawei, Luckin and the SMILE Operational 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 Operational Marathons. Competing every day on which dimensions?

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

Related podcasts and articles:

  • #23: SMILE Operational Marathon

Concepts for this class:

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

Companies for this class:

  • Huawei
  • Luckin Coffee


I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.

I also teach Jeff’s Asia Tech Class, an online course and daily commentary for busy executives on Asia tech and China’s digital leaders.

  • My online class offers:
    • Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia.
    • Executive training in the strategies and tactics of advanced digital strategy.
    • A unique view from the ground – and behind the scenes – of digital China.
  • And the class is condensed to just 70 minutes a week – so even very busy executives can do it.

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