Archive for the ‘Going to Market’ Category

Energy Security in China

Friday, September 28, 2012 1:46 Comments Off on Energy Security in China

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1DGuU6RVMw[/youtube] For readers who are interested in the topic of energy security in China, and understanding what is leading China to invest and build capacity in cleantech, energy efficiency, and a blue ocean navy, I recommend taking the time to watch the above Google HangOut. Led by Fons Tuinstra , Terry Cooke and myself spent […]

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Are China’s Rich Already Bored of Bling?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 6:50 Comments Off on Are China’s Rich Already Bored of Bling?

A couple of interesting articles came out in the last week that were focused on the drop off in luxury sales.  It is a topic that I have had several conversations on recently with luxury brand managers and BD directors in China, and while I am not a luxury expert by any means I thought […]

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[Follow Up] Who Is Up for Another Round of Joint Ventures?

Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:49 1 Comment

Following up on my post last week Who Is Up for Another Round of Joint Ventures?, both Pfizer and Merck made an announcement that they have both entered into JV agreements with local firms to distribute their generic drugs in China” On Sept. 13, the world’s largest drug company Pfizer and China’s Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical […]

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China Europe Int’l Business School – Business, Society, and Environment Project Call Out

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:56 Comments Off on China Europe Int’l Business School – Business, Society, and Environment Project Call Out

Hi Everyone. Along time readers will know, I have been working at CEIBS for the last 4 years on one of the most innovative classes that exist in the MBA world.  It is a 4 month project based class where we partner our 200+ students with firms to develop (and execute) on projects that have […]

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What Happens in Rome Can Put You in Jail in the US.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 19:34 Comments Off on What Happens in Rome Can Put You in Jail in the US.

A few years back, Las Vegas changed its city motto to “What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas”, as if that was going to get someone out of trouble should they be caught doing something stupid by their wife, the cops, a pit boss. As Prince Harry recently found out. In China the motto has […]

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Will Chinese Pay Extra to Firms With Purpose?

Friday, August 17, 2012 8:24 2 Comments

Playing off my previous posts, Could a Shared Economy Work in China? and Do Chinese Consumers Care? Really?, a recent Edelman goodpurpose study, which surveyed 500 people across 16 countries, came to the conclusion that Chinese consumers are more likely than their U.S. counterparts to buy items that are “good” and support responsible businesses. something […]

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When the Truth Hurts, Make it More Difficult to Find

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:37 Comments Off on When the Truth Hurts, Make it More Difficult to Find

“I want to tell everyone that they are wrong, our data is independently verified and it all matches up” – Sheng Laiyun, spokesman of the national bureau of statistics Nobody likes to hear bad news, and in China where local officials have a long and storied history of hiding the truth and there are more […]

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Could a Shared Economy Work in China?

Monday, August 6, 2012 18:54 1 Comment

In the recent Fastcompany article A Hitch In The Sharing Economy: Why Consumers Don’t Take Care Of Shared Objects, the author looks at some of the key findings from a recent study of Zipcar users. A business model that has received a lot of attention, and funding, over the last few years, Zip Car is […]

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