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Category Archives: Business in China
1111 – Is it Singles Day again already?
Watching a secondary holiday having been ‘born’ is seldom compelling. Most of the holidays on the U.S. calendar were created before I was born. I know there’s a Grandparent’s Day (I had no idea when and looked it up – … Continue reading
U.S. luxury retailers want to go out for Chinese
This past Tuesday morning I attended an interesting session at the SUNY Confucius Institute for Business in midtown Manhattan. I was invited by my friend and colleague Michael Zakkour of Tompkins International (who is co-author of the 2014 book China’s … Continue reading
Some Angel and VC investors are averse to cold water
This past Monday evening I attended my fourth NYC Silicon Dragon event hosted by Rebecca Fannin of Silicon Dragon. Rebecca (author of the 2011 book Start-up Asia ) always puts together an interesting program and she conducts these programs all … Continue reading
Posted in Angel Investing, Business in Asia, Business in China, Innovation, International business, Start ups, Venture Capital Tagged Alessandro Piol, Angel Investing, Bitcoin, Brian Cohen, Harry Edelson, Jim Robinson, New York Angels, Porter Bibb, Rebecca Fannin, Startup Asia, Startups, Tech and the City, Venture Capital, What Every Angel Investor wants you to know 4 Comments
Marketing Chinese companies in the U.S. is DOA – dud on arrival
Back in 2009 the concept of our assisting Chinese companies that wish to gain customers and brand awareness for their products in the United States marketplace sounded both interesting and possibly fruitful. Longtime readers of this blog may have … Continue reading
Three things that could derail Alibaba’s master plan
Having had Alibaba.com as a recent client (helping them in the U.S.), I have had several years to watch its development. A couple of years ago I visited the campus in Hangzhou which is both one of the oldest as … Continue reading
China will have to be known for high quality products
Last summer I wrote about the idea that few Chinese companies have embraced a dedication to making best-in-class products. In my many visits to factories in China over the past five years I was almost universally asked about quality control … Continue reading
Try in-store buy at home vs. buy at home pick up in-store
The recent news regarding Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com’s U.S. $692 million investment in Chinese department store operator, Intime Retail giving it a 25 percent stake in the company is quite possibly a watershed event in the marriage between online and … Continue reading
Posted in Best business practices, Brand Advertising, Business in Asia, Business in China, Consumer Behavior, International business Tagged Alibaba.com, Amazon.com retail stores, Best Buy, Borders Books, Chinese retail shopping behavior, Circuit City, Hamish McKenzie, Intime Retail, Pando Daily, Reverse showrooming, Taobao, Tmall, Wall Street Journal Leave a comment
China Skinny does a good job curating China content
One of my new favorite China information sites is China Skinny It is a collection of stories related to marketing and lifestyle development in the Middle Kingdom. The variety of stories is very good and I almost always find more than … Continue reading
How will Americans handle not being #1 in so many categories?
The 20th century has been termed the ‘American Century’ by pundits. There are plenty of good reasons for this notion such as having had the largest economy (this crown was gained around 1900 from Great Britain), the largest military by … Continue reading
The future of Chinese brand success in the U.S. will be tied to better – not cheaper
Samsung (from Japan) is one of the most recent examples of a foreign brand that has successfully changed its brand perception in the eyes of many Americans. The success of the Samsung smart phone has enabled Samsung to sell more … Continue reading