How Didi And Ride-Sharing Are Different in Brazil: My Visit to 99 HQ. (Pt 1 of 3)

China’s digital giants are going international. Sort of. Asia is viewed as a strategic requirement by many (Alibaba, JD). So we see a lot of moves there (Alibaba acquired Lazada). Payments (Alipay) and hotel bookings (Ctrip) are following Chinese tourists abroad. So they are going pretty much everywhere. For example, Ant Financial recently tried to […]


过去的几周我都待在巴西,在各地游览讲学。Inniti的约瑟夫·塔伯曼(Joseph Teperman)给予我热情周到的招待,为我在圣保罗、弗洛里亚诺波利斯、贝洛奥里藏特、维多利亚和阿雷格里港安排了游览行程。我得以在领导力研究院(Instituto de Lideres)与一些优秀的人物见面。这是一次精彩的旅行。

What Brazil and Other Developing Economies Can Learn From China

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks in Brazil, touring around giving talks. Joseph Teperman of Inniti has been awesome in coordinating visits for me in Sao Paolo, Florianopolis, Belo Horizonte, Vitoria and Porto Alegre. And I got to meet some great folk at the Instituto de Lideres. It was a fantastic trip. One of […]

What Latam, SE Asia and the Developing World Can Learn From China (Video)

I went on a whirlwind speaking tour of Brazil (9 talks in 5 cities in 9 days). And this question of what Brazil (and other developing countries) can learn from China kept coming up. Here’s my best answer. Plus some fun stuff from around Rio.   Video is here. (Youtube only. Sorry. Link is here). […]