王石与中国万科的故事(第一部分)

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。

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 Awesome Story of David Stern and the NBA in China (Pt 1 of 3)

The following is an excerpt from our book, the One Hour China Consumer Book. It is our best explanation for how the NBA has been so hugely successful in China. “This story begins in 1978-9 with two events. First, Abe Pollin, owner of the then champion Washington Bullets, received an invitation from Deng Xiaoping to […]

Massive Chinese Brainpower Is the Next Really Big Thing

*The following is an excerpt from the One Hour China Book, for which a 2017 version is available here. “There is a great story about Steve Jobs freaking out about six weeks before the first iPhone was released. It was reported by The New York Times and has become part of the folklore of Steve […]

Failure Isn’t Final in China (III): Morgan Stanley and Expedia.

This is the third in a series of articles on companies that have had difficulties in China. However, in many cases, they later came back and won, often spectacularly. In Part 1, I detailed how Carlsberg beer and Danone both initially struggled in China. But Carlsberg later came back with an impressive success in the […]

3 Big Forces That Determine Success or Failure in Consumer China

*The following is an excerpt from the One Hour China Consumer Book, which is available here. “Robert Ravens is an Australian farmer and the creator of the “Bobbie Bear”. He lives on a remote Tasmanian farm and uses excess lavender from his fields to make bright purple teddy bears. The lavender is stuffed into the […]