China's Disruptors - How Alibaba, Xiaomi, TenCent, and Other Companies Are Changing the Rules of Busi ness-logo

China's Disruptors - How Alibaba, Xiaomi, TenCent, and Other Companies Are Changing the Rules of Busi ness

Edward Tse

In September 2014, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $25 billion in the world's biggest-ever initial public offering. Since then, millions of investors and managers worldwide have pondered a fundamental question: What's really going on with the new wave of China's disruptors? Alibaba wasn't an outlier-it's one of a rising tide of thriving Chinese companies, mostly but not exclusively in the technology sector. Overnight, its founder, Jack Ma, appeared on the same magazine covers as American entrepreneurial icons like Mark Zuckerberg. Ma was quickly followed by the founders of other previously little-known companies, such as Baidu, Tencent, and Xiaomi. Over the past two decades, an unprecedented burst of entrepreneurialism has transformed China's economy from a closed, impoverished, state-run system into a major power in global business. As products in China become more and more sophisticated, and as its companies embrace domestically developed technology, we will increasingly see Chinese goods setting global standards. Meanwhile, companies in the rest of the world wonder how they can access the fast-rising incomes of China's 1.3 billion consumers. Now Edward Tse, a leading global strategy consultant, reveals how China got to this point, and what the country's rise means for the United States and the rest of the world. Tse has spent more than twenty years working with senior Chinese executives, learning firsthand how China's most powerful companies operate. He's an expert on how private firms are thriving in what is still, officially, a communist country. His book draws on exclusive interviews and case studies to explore questions such as *What drives China's entrepreneurs? Personal fame and fortune-or a quest for national pride and communal achievement? *How do these companies grow so quickly? In 2005, Lenovo sold just one category of products (personal computers) in one market, China. Today, not only is it the world's largest PC seller; it is also the world's third-largest smartphone seller. *How does

In September 2014, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $25 billion in the world's biggest-ever initial public offering. Since then, millions of investors and managers worldwide have pondered a fundamental question: What's really going on with the new wave of China's disruptors? Alibaba wasn't an outlier-it's one of a rising tide of thriving Chinese companies, mostly but not exclusively in the technology sector. Overnight, its founder, Jack Ma, appeared on the same magazine covers as American entrepreneurial icons like Mark Zuckerberg. Ma was quickly followed by the founders of other previously little-known companies, such as Baidu, Tencent, and Xiaomi. Over the past two decades, an unprecedented burst of entrepreneurialism has transformed China's economy from a closed, impoverished, state-run system into a major power in global business. As products in China become more and more sophisticated, and as its companies embrace domestically developed technology, we will increasingly see Chinese goods setting global standards. Meanwhile, companies in the rest of the world wonder how they can access the fast-rising incomes of China's 1.3 billion consumers. Now Edward Tse, a leading global strategy consultant, reveals how China got to this point, and what the country's rise means for the United States and the rest of the world. Tse has spent more than twenty years working with senior Chinese executives, learning firsthand how China's most powerful companies operate. He's an expert on how private firms are thriving in what is still, officially, a communist country. His book draws on exclusive interviews and case studies to explore questions such as *What drives China's entrepreneurs? Personal fame and fortune-or a quest for national pride and communal achievement? *How do these companies grow so quickly? In 2005, Lenovo sold just one category of products (personal computers) in one market, China. Today, not only is it the world's largest PC seller; it is also the world's third-largest smartphone seller. *How does
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In September 2014, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $25 billion in the world's biggest-ever initial public offering. Since then, millions of investors and managers worldwide have pondered a fundamental question: What's really going on with the new wave of China's disruptors? Alibaba wasn't an outlier-it's one of a rising tide of thriving Chinese companies, mostly but not exclusively in the technology sector. Overnight, its founder, Jack Ma, appeared on the same magazine covers as American entrepreneurial icons like Mark Zuckerberg. Ma was quickly followed by the founders of other previously little-known companies, such as Baidu, Tencent, and Xiaomi. Over the past two decades, an unprecedented burst of entrepreneurialism has transformed China's economy from a closed, impoverished, state-run system into a major power in global business. As products in China become more and more sophisticated, and as its companies embrace domestically developed technology, we will increasingly see Chinese goods setting global standards. Meanwhile, companies in the rest of the world wonder how they can access the fast-rising incomes of China's 1.3 billion consumers. Now Edward Tse, a leading global strategy consultant, reveals how China got to this point, and what the country's rise means for the United States and the rest of the world. Tse has spent more than twenty years working with senior Chinese executives, learning firsthand how China's most powerful companies operate. He's an expert on how private firms are thriving in what is still, officially, a communist country. His book draws on exclusive interviews and case studies to explore questions such as *What drives China's entrepreneurs? Personal fame and fortune-or a quest for national pride and communal achievement? *How do these companies grow so quickly? In 2005, Lenovo sold just one category of products (personal computers) in one market, China. Today, not only is it the world's largest PC seller; it is also the world's third-largest smartphone seller. *How does

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

7h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:44


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:57


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:54


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:31


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:12


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:32


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:58


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:30


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:03


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:02


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:11


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:20


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:19


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

00:44