The 3 Effects of Network Effects. Plus So-Young’s Cool Marketplace. (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 67)

This week’s podcast is about network effects. And I argue they are actually three effects at the same time. Plus some stuff about So-Young’s marketplace for services. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. The 3-4 types of effects with network effects are: NE Competitive Advantage Barrier to Entry Other Competitive Advantages […]

Alibaba Launches a Horizontal Attack on Education; Mutual Aid Finally Cracks Digital Health (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Daily Lesson / Update)

There was a fascinating announcement from Alibaba. From CX Tech: “E-Commerce Giant Taobao Steps Into China’s Online Education Market” “Taobao, an e-commerce platform owned by Alibaba, is seeking to penetrate China’s already crowded online tutoring market with a massive plan aimed at connecting more than 1,000 online education service providers with 100 million new students […]

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3 Ways the Coronavirus is Supercharging Innovation in Digital China

When the SARS virus swept through China / Asia in 2002-2003, it resulted in millions of workers isolating themselves in their homes. And this phenomenon turned out to be pivotal for several, now dominant digital companies. For then small company Alibaba, it created a surge of activity in e-commerce. And for then physical-only retailer JD, […]

Does Africa Know What It Wants From China? Jane Xing, Gates Foundation, China (Video)

Jane Xing is the Deputy Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, China office. She has a fascinating view into the foundation’s activities in China, Asia, Africa and other places. Jane gave a great lecture to our students at Peking University Guanghua School of Management. This course is taught by myself and Jonathan Woetzel, […]

The Gates Foundation’s Evolving China-Africa Strategy – Jane Xing, Gates Foundation, China

Jane Xing is the Deputy Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, China office. She has a fascinating view into the foundation’s activities in China, Asia, Africa and other places. Jane gave a great lecture to our students at Peking University Guanghua School of Management. This course is taught by myself and Jonathan Woetzel, […]

Why the Poor Need Financial Services – Jane Xing, Gates Foundation China (Video)

Jane Xing is the Deputy Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, China office. She has a fascinating view into the foundation’s activities in China, Asia, Africa and other places. Jane gave a great lecture to our students at Peking University Guanghua School of Management. This course is taught by myself and Jonathan Woetzel, […]

Investing with Both Social Impact and Business Sense – Jane Xing, Gates Foundation, China (Video)

Jane Xing is the Deputy Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, China office. She has a fascinating view into the foundation’s activities in China, Asia, Africa and other places. Jane gave a great lecture to our students at Peking University Guanghua School of Management. This course is taught by myself and Jonathan Woetzel, […]

How the Gates Foundation Vaccinated 580M People – Jane Xing, Gates Foundation, China (Video)

Jane Xing is the Deputy Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, China office. She has a fascinating view into the foundation’s activities in China, Asia, Africa and other places. Jane gave a great lecture to our students at Peking University Guanghua School of Management. This course is taught by myself and Jonathan Woetzel, […]