China is now home to many of the world’s largest and most dynamic private companies. But apart from a few exceptions such as Alibaba’s Jack Ma, little is known outside China about the intrepid entrepreneurs who built these business empires, often against astonishing odds. Professor Peter Cappelli at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and author of Fortune Makers: The Leaders Creating China’s Great Global Companies, is trying to change that.
Linda Hill, author of Collective Genius, believes leaders should create a context in which people are willing and able to innovate
American entrepreneurship rates are not that good right now. But is the picture as bleak as it is made out to be?
In this series on The Chinapreneurs, we look at entrepreneurs’ experiences in starting a business in China. In the first one, Kevin Zhao, CEO of Wangli Bank, elaborates on starting up in China’s fast-changing internet finance sector.
Chinese fast fashion brand Handuyishe is beating well-established rivals by focusing exclusively on e-commerce. Why is that a good strategy?
Family business succession planning is always tricky. In China it is also fraught with cultural complexities.
Venture capitalists are pouring billions into start-ups and valuations are high. Are these signs of a bubble in China’s buzzing start-up sector?
To stay relevant in the future, individuals need to learn much more quickly and differently. That entails a different kind of learning organization.
How should would-be entrepreneurs scout for innovation opportunities? The key lies in finding industries with ‘friction’ and ‘information assymetry’.
We put together 10 Jack Ma quotes that sum up the Alibaba founder’s business philosophy and his inspiring journey as an entrepreneur.