Facebook Copying WeChat Could Result in Stunning Growth (pt 2 of 2)

In Part 1, I argued that Mark Zuckerberg’s memo on “privacy-focused messaging and social networking” is actually an aggressive and potentially stunning growth path for the company. I called it the ultimate gangster move. Their move to consolidate their messaging services creates a big global tool. And it looks a lot like the foundation of […]

Facebook Copying WeChat is the Ultimate Gangster Move (pt 1 of 2)

Mark Zuckerberg’s memo on “privacy-focused messaging and social networking” has some really big implications. It is focused on private messaging and the WeChat-type operating system. To me, it looks like the first move in a strategy to turn Facebook into a much larger and more powerful company. That such a big power play is dressed […]

Jeffrey Towson – My 6 Take Aways From CES 2019 (Video)

Some thoughts from the annual CES convention in Las Vegas. Video below and at Youtube here. Tencent Video pending. Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud —– I write and speak about digital China and digital competition.


已下内容节选自我们的新书《一小时读懂中国》,目前2017新版有售。 “中国万科是一家房地产公司,西方国家无一家房地产公司可与其媲美。其收益超过美国四大房地产开发商收益之和。它所建的公寓数量,在历史上没有一家公司可与其相抗衡。万科的创始人——王石,是全球最大的房地产开发商。对数百万奋斗中的中国人而言,王石决定着他们人生中的重要时刻——购买自己的第一个家。


*以下内容摘选自最新版的《一小时读懂中国》(One Hour China Contrarian Book)一书。 “我和华强森(Jonathan Woetzel,就职于麦肯锡咨询公司和北京大学)已共同撰写了三本速读书。在最新的一本书中,我们收集了一系列文章,主要提出了四大不同的观点,它们是:

At Home And Abroad, Chinese Companies Can Beat You Fair And Square

*The following is an excerpt from our new One Hour China Contrarian Book (which is available here.). “Jonathan Woetzel (McKinsey & Co, Peking University) and I have written three speed-read China books together. In this latest one, we have put together a collection of our essays that basically make four main contrarian points. These are: […]

The Rise of Alibaba and China’s Super-Platforms in 7 Slides (Pt 1 of 3)

Alibaba is confusing. The company just keeps getting bigger and more complicated. There is really nothing like it in other countries. For example, most e-commerce sites don’t own movie studios and soccer clubs. And now we are seeing the emergence of new retail, which is a dramatic change in Alibaba (and other Chinese e-commerce platforms). […]

Jeffrey Towson – Behind The Scenes at Alibaba Singles’ Day 2018 (part 1) – Video

I was part of the “global influencers” group that was behind the scenes at Alibaba Singles’ Day 2018. It was pretty great. And I got to learn a ton about some of their latest initiatives. I vlogged the day. Here is part 1 (of 2). Part 2 is here. Video on Youtube here. And on […]

Taco Bell China Is Great – Better Than In The West. But That May Not Be Enough.

So Taco Bell has officially returned in China, re-opening in Shanghai approximately nine years after they closed their last China branch in 2008. Their outlet in Liujiazui is humming along. And as a long time Taco Bell fanboy, I went for a visit. My assessment is the following. Point 1: It’s really great – better […]