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.
InnoSpring CEO Xiao Wang discusses the role of the first US-China tech start-up accelerator in closing the gap between China and Silicon Valley. Earlier this month, Qihoo 360, a Chinese internet security company, launched a venture capital fund in Silicon Valley, joining other Chinese tech giants and conglomerates like Alibaba, Tencent and Fosun International in their search for start-ups […]
Official figures of unemployment in China may not be showing us the reality of joblessness for recent graduates and migrant workers. Recent graduate James Du has been searching for a job for four months in Beijing to no avail. The holder of a master’s degree in finance from Moscow University of Industry and Finance rationalizes: […]
Corporate life after the departure of charismatic leaders. Walt Disney. Steve Jobs. Henry Ford–as Charles de Gaulle said, the cemeteries are full of indispensible men. But sooner or later, all companies with a charismatic CEO must find a way to manage without them. Charismatic leaders can be a gift or a calamity for an organization, and […]
How do you kickstart innovation? Here are some pointers Beyond the law of supply and demand, one of the few things that most economists and policymakers agree on is that innovation is a very good thing. Most authorities acknowledge that the tremendous gains in lifespan and living standards made over the past 300 years have […]
The Chinese economy did not escape last year’s dire global economic conditions unscathed. Since small- and medium-sized enterprises have a much shorter life span in relation to western private companies, there is more pressure and challenges to contend with. Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) jointly conducted a survey with Ernst & Young with […]
CKGSB Honorary Professor of Humanities Tu Weiming has been involved in the teaching of Confucianism for more than 40 years, but the former director at the Harvard-Yenching Institute sees himself as more than an educator and academic. His active promotion of the Confucian humanistic tradition includes engaging dialogues with other religious traditions, defending Confucian tenets […]