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.
All over China, leaders of fast-growing companies are asking themselves: how can we grow as fast as we need to without destroying our company? It’s a question Verne Harnish has been answering for years. Harnish is the CEO of Gazelles, a Virginia-headquartered executive education and coaching firm focused on advising fast-growing companies that hosts seminars […]
Few people know that BASF, the world’s largest chemical company headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany, has been involved with the Greater China region since 1885. Back then, it started selling chemical dyes to Imperial China. Today BASF’s China offerings have grown beyond dyes to a diversified portfolio including petrochemicals, inorganics, polymer dispersions, polyurethanes, coatings, construction chemicals […]
Vantone chairman Feng Lun on pioneering a new business model for China’s real estate industry With China’s real estate market in cool-off mode after over a year of policy-driven credit restrictions, it’s perhaps not surprising that one of the country’s most high-profile developers has been looking at new territories and new business models. Vantone, a […]
John Little, the Founding Father of Marketing Science, on how the discipline has evolved John Little, Institute Professor of Management Science at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, is widely regarded as the founding father of marketing science. While he began his career in the field of operations research almost five decades ago, he eventually branched […]
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 […]
Billionaire investment czar Sam Zell shares his investing secrets in conversation with Liu Jing, CKGSB Associate Dean and Professor of Accounting and Finance Billionaire property mogul and chairman of Equity Group Investments, Sam Zell, made his first foray into the real estate market while he was still in college. His strategy was simple: buy cheap […]