Category Archives: intelligence

Jeffrey Towson: focus on China 2025

How does the world look like in 2025 when China and the Chinese continue to develop like they do now? After his well-received speech at LocWorld earlier this month, Beida business professor Jeffrey Towson started to focus his speeches on that subject:

How Alibaba Pictures gets an advantage with big data – Jeffrey Towson

Alibaba is pushing into the entertainment industry. The internet giant has one huge advantage, traditional filmmakers can only dream of, says business professor Jeffrey Towson in the Nikkei Asia Review. “Alibaba is attempting to create a new type of smart production that replaces “big bets” with “big data”.”

Why most startups should avoid China – William Bao Bean

It sounds odd to hear from the managing director if the Chinaccelator in Shanghai, but William Bao Bean sees it as a success when startups decide to avoid the China market and explore other markets. “Interestingly enough, the greatest help that Chinaccelerator can give to start-ups considering China is convincing them otherwise,” he tells Inc-ASEAN.

China´s e-commerce: better in making money – William Bao Bean

When it comes to making money, Chinese e-commerce is more creative and successful, than any of their US counterparts, says VC William Bao Bean to the Washington Post. However, Chinese start-ups need to show they can generate enough revenue to make the model work in the middle term.

McDonald´s still does not know China – Shaun Rein

McDonald´s might be in China for decades, it still has problems to adjust to the fast changing realities on the ground, says business analyst Shaun Rein to QZ. They now decided to increase their franchises and leave the cooking to people who better know the Chinese taste, says Shaun Rein, and that seems a smart idea.

Andy Mok joins China Speakers Bureau

Managing director of Red Pagoda Resources in Beijing Andy Mok has joined the China Speakers Bureau. Andy earned his stripes in both Hong Kong and China as an entrepreneur in private equity and public policy.

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WeChat: tool to bring down marketing costs – William Bao Bean

Getting your product into the market could be a costly adventure in the past. But Tencent´s WeChat is offering a cheap alternative for startup companies, says William Bao Bean managing director of Chinaccelerator in Technode at the Chinaccelerator Demo Day, presenting new startups.

How China tried to buy US fighters and UAV´s – Wendell Minnick

A Florida court started last week a case against two Chinese who tried to purchase advanced American fighters and UAV´s, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. An undercover operation thwarted the effort.

How Baidu became a leader in Big Data – Kaiser Kuo

As China´s largest search engine, it was obvious that Baidu has access to an enormous amount of big data. Communication director Kaiser Kuo explains how Baidu has been building on that main asset for Knowledge CKGSB.

The march of WeChat, mobile and e-commerce – Sam Flemming

Sam Flemming, CEO of Kantar Media CIC, is taking the pulse of the latest changes in his ten years in the industry. WeChat, mobile and e-commerce continued to explode in 2015, he writes for Ad Age. From six observations, his take on WeChat.