Category Archives: consulting

Why China is not set to become an innovative country – Bill Dodson

A KPMG report on China’s innovative strengths went viral an suggests the country’s disruptive power will change the world. China veteran Bill Dodson advises on his weblog the researchers to have a closer look and disagrees with their optimistic take.

What do Chinese internet users really want – Sam Flemming

They do not care about the censorship and are not longing for Twitter or Facebook. Group buying has been invented in China, and crowd sources is old news for them. Internet guru Sam Flemming takes on a few misconceptions about China’s internet users in the Pandodaily.

The End of Cheap China – Fortune review

More reviews and reactions on Shaun Rein’sbook “The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that Will Disrupt the World”, today with Fortune and the Wall Street Journal: What is China’s middle class buying?

Alibaba, the winner in China’s economy – Ben Cavender

Economists differ very much on the future of China’s short term economic direction, upwards or downwards. But in every case, e-commerce giant Alibaba is going to be a winner, predicts consumer analyst Ben Cavender in Bloomberg.

Marketing to China’s middle class – Tom Doctoroff

Selling luxury goods in China has a different dynamic than marketing in the West, tells advertisement guru Tom Doctoroff in The Fast Company. “The product is a means to an end.” Chinese consumers need a good reason to buy.

Rising wages will disrupt supply chains – Shaun Rein

Rising wages in China will disrupt supply chains and consumer habits worldwide, tells business analyst Shaun Rein, author of “The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that will Disrupt the World” in IFW.

Why Facebook would not make it in China – Jeremy Goldkorn

For a few hours China’s internet filters failed to block Facebook, causing some excitement. But internet watcher Jeremy Goldkorn explains in Techcrunch why the would-wide famous social network does not make much chances in the largest internet market.

The End of Cheap China – USA Today review

New reviews of Shaun Rein’s “The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that will Disrupt the World” keep on appearing. Earlier in the week, the Wall Street Journal, yesterday USA Today.

The End of Cheap China – review

Of the plethora of China books only a few make it in the eyes of Chris Devonshire-Ellis of China Briefing. But Shaun Rein’s book The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that will Disrupt the World certainly made the grade, he writes.

Integration key for Nokia – Benjamin Joffe

Nokia faces stiff local competition from domestic phone makers in China, and key for its success is the integration of services like social networks and ecommerce, tells strategy consultant Benjamin Joffe in “InFlexWeTrust.”