Feng Jun is a spirited entrepreneur. The Chairman and Founder of consumer electronics giant Aigo Digital Technology Co. Ltd., started the company in 1992 with just RMB 220 borrowed from his mother (back then it was called Beijing Huaqi Information Digital Technology). Aigo had humble beginnings—it started by selling computer casings and keyboards to companies in […]
China’s dominance of world seafood production challenged by weaker export markets, rising costs and competition Landy Chow plucks a shrimp and carefully checks the wriggling creature’s body length and weight. The weight and the skin seem right, nods Chow before returning the gray-brown creature to the pond. The shrimp, one of millions he’s bought from […]
Israeli-American mathematician Robert J. Aumann, the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Economics, is best known for his contributions to Game Theory. He pioneered the concept of correlated equilibrium within the concept of non-cooperative games, among other things. He won the 2005 Nobel along with Thomas Schelling for his work on conflict and cooperation through Game Theory […]
Some time in the middle of last year, subway commuters in Beijing and Shanghai stumbled across an interesting experiment–the walls of select stations had been turned into virtual supermarkets by Yihaodian, a Chinese online supermarket. All a commuter had to do was scan the QR codes of whatever he needed on the ‘virtual supermarket aisles’ […]
At last count, China had nearly 538 million internet users–a number that is growing everyday. Out of these 538 million, 194 million have shopped online. And this number is also growing everyday. As a result, e-commerce is one of the hottest sectors in China right now. The Chinese customer is demanding–and unforgiving–and competition between players […]
The Fosun Group, a Shanghai-headquartered conglomerate, has diverse business interests ranging from insurance and healthcare, to retail, steel and mining. Founded in 1992, Fosun has already made it to the list of China’s top enterprises—in 2011, it ranked 81st among the top 500 enterprises in China ranked by Fortune. The group attributes its success […]
Innovation communities will push the boundaries of Open Innovation, says Henry Chesbrough, the proponent of this revolutionary idea in management.
Marshall Goldsmith’s brand of leadership appeals to everyone – from Fortune 500 CEOs to the lay man. What makes him so popular? At first glance, Marshall Goldsmith, a bald, sprightly man with icy blue eyes, a fringe of white hair and ears that stick out, looks like a pixie. He darts around the room with […]
An interview with Shalom Saada Saar, Professor of Managerial Practice at CKGSB and Senior Instructor, MIT, on his upcoming book Leading with Conviction (Jossey Bass).
Nicholas R. Lardy, the Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow at the Washington D.C.-based Peterson Institute of International Economics, has been watching the Chinese economy for more than three decades now. His first book on China – Economic Growth and Distribution in China – was published in 1978. Over the years, Lardy has chronicled the rise of the […]