Category Archives: business

The internet as my second brain – Marc van der Chijs

The internet has become an extension of my real brain, serial online entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs told last weekend a group of future corporate leaders in Switzerland. On his weblog he discusses how business changes because of the internet.

Luxury dreams from Chengdu – Helen Wang

Second-tier city Chengdu is betting on the high-end luxury consumption and wants to bring annually twenty world-brand luxury products into the city, writes author Helen Wang in Forbes. New targets for China’s middle class.

China bashing season kicks off – Janet Carmosky

The GOP primary season has started, so China as a currency manipulater, the trade deficits and the country’s trade practises are back on the agenda, sights business analyst Janet Carmosky in her column in Forbes and tries to explain the Chinese position. It still needs two to tango.

A decade of change in China and business – Marc van der Chijs

Serial entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs discusses extensively the changes he has seen in China and the way how business developed over the past decade. “Most people want growth and stability, and that is what the party gives them. I would leave if they started to talk about democracy.”

Why Tudou is on the wrong track – Shaun Rein

China’s second largest video sharing firm Tudou launched last week successfully at Nasdaq, and business analyst Shaun Rein discovered they want “buy things”. Wrong, he argues in CNBC: Tudou should focus on its sustainability and become profitable.

Most-sought speakers August 2011

August is typically the month for kicking off a new business cycle. The summer heat is retreating and – where applicable – decision makers return to their desks, full with new ideas they picked up during their holidays. It is no different with our group of eminent speakers who belong to the most-sought speakers for August of this year.

Why size matters in China’s e-commerce – Tom Doctoroff

After a slow and hesitant start, e-commerce is booming in China, with very Chinese characteristics, marketing guru Tom Doctoroff explains in The Huffington Post. Chinese want to bargain, and the size of the seller matters.

On a shoddy construction industry – Bill Dodson

There are many stories on shoddy constructions build in China. Celebrity author Bill Dodson tells on his weblog some inside stories on how business is done in the construction industry, and why things go wrong. The case of his friend Ralf.

Bright Dairy buys rather than builds brands – Shaun Rein

The successful Bright Food Group Co. announces a buying spree among Australian and European firms, according to Bloomberg. A smart strategy, comments retail analyst Shaun Rein, who says buying existing brands is better than building your own.

Why Nokia falls and Apple soars in China – Shaun Rein

While Nokia, the former leading manufacturer in China, is in heavy weather, Apple is booming in the same market. The difference, according to market analyst Shaun Rein in CNBC? Nokia lost the wealthy Chinese, where Apple is winning them.