Germany is the football world champion. What can companies learn from the success of the German soccer team? Hermann Simon, Chairman of Simon-Kucher & Partners and author of the highly acclaimed Hidden Champions, sees seven important lessons for companies that can be derived from the team’s performance.
Infiniti, a relatively new entrant in China’s luxury automobile sector, is growing at a phenomenal pace. Daniel Kirchert, MD, Infiniti China, talks of the company’s China strategy, competition with the German car makers, and the need to become a ‘social topic’ in China.
In China’s fast-changing business environment, multinational companies are finding it increasingly hard to compete with Chinese companies. Our experts offer strategy tips that will help MNCs navigate China’s business landscape. Multinational companies (MNCs) in China are finding it hard to navigate what is an increasingly rough terrain. The economy is slowing, the cost of doing business in China is rising, and to add […]
Bill Fischer, author of Reinventing Giants, on how CEO Zhang Ruimin transformed Haier from a lumbering giant into the world’s largest white goods manufacturer—and a world-class brand. China has never been at the forefront of management innovation. Whenever you talk of management innovation, the companies that come to mind are GE, Procter and Gamble, Whole […]
A combination of factors such as a slowing Chinese economy, rising costs, lethal competition and increased government scrutiny are changing the dynamics of business for MNCs in China. How should they cope? In the past three decades, China was the place to be for multinational companies (MNCs): a cheap labor force, effective infrastructure and an increasingly […]
Joel Backaler, author of China Goes West, talks of the globalization of Chinese companies and whether or not the West needs to be wary of them. Chinese companies are globalizing at an unprecedented rate. While Lenovo is now the world’s largest PC maker, Haier is the world’s largest consumer appliance manufacturer. Huawei has been giving […]
Giving is good, we have all been told. It makes you a good person and it is the right thing to do. Now Adam Grant, Professor of Management at Wharton School of Business, is joining the chorus. Grant, who among other things is also a professional magician and a former All-American and Junior Olympic springboard […]
Overnight the maverick electric car company became an evangelist of the Open Source philosophy. Why is releasing Tesla’s patents such a big deal? In the traditional business playbook, one way companies win is to create something useful, patent it, and then make money on their exclusive right to use that intellectual property (IP). Most companies still operate this way […]
Brand strategist Martin Roll talks about the state of branding in Chinese companies and strategies that will help build truly global Chinese brands. Lenovo. Baidu. Alibaba. Huawei. Haier. Tencent. These are just some of the Chinese companies that have seen phenomenal growth over the past decade or so. But how many Chinese companies have really […]
Is Huawei’s global branding push enough to erase the memory of public blunders and herald the next step toward global success? It’s difficult to recall a case of more corporate schizophrenia in the past two years than that of Huawei, China’s largest maker of telecommunication network equipment. When Eric Xu, Huawei’s Executive Vice President and […]