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A light-hearted English-language podcast showcasing people who are making their mark in China.

A light-hearted English-language podcast showcasing people who are making their mark in China.
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China

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A light-hearted English-language podcast showcasing people who are making their mark in China.

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English


Episodes

The Product Pioneer (Gina Li, CEO and Co-Founder, Beach IoT)

9/17/2019
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“Failure is three meals a day”. You may have heard other tech entrepreneurs talk about how they embrace the idea of failure. But it has never sounded as genuine as when uttered by today’s guest, Gina Li. In our discussion, Gina tells the story of growing up on the Silk Road, embarking on a career in Hip-Hop, and eventually stumbling into the world of innovation and product design. If Gina defines her life as failure served up like three meals a day, then… I’ll have what she’s having. In...

Duration:00:35:50

The Bubbles Wizard (Jorge Luzio, China Marketing for Sprite & Fanta at Coca-Cola)

9/10/2019
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Today’s guest is Jorge Luzio, who works for Coca-Cola as the Greater China Marketing Director for Sprite and Fanta. He’s originally from Venezuela, and has had an international marketing career with Coca-Cola in Caracas, Bogota, Atlanta and Mexico City before coming to China. Digital marketing in China is a real science, and today’s recording is a masterclass. Jorge discusses how he and his team mix anthropological and societal insights with digital functionality to reveal fascinating...

Duration:00:34:20

The Symphonic Siren (Astrid Poghosyan, Armenian Violinist)

9/3/2019
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Today’s interview is with Astrid Poghosyan, an Armenian violinist and the first non-Chinese management employee in the 140-year history of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Astrid is the youngest guest in Season One of the podcast, but she has achieved a lot in the nine years that she has been here in China. Astrid and I talk about her passion for music, her passion for Armenia, and her life as an unofficial ambassador for both those parts of her identity. Astrid was in the first batch of...

Duration:00:33:12

The China/Africa Correspondent (Eric Olander, American Journalist)

8/27/2019
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My guest this week is Eric Olander, who has been a journalist in China off and on since 1989. His most recent incarnation has been with the China Africa Project, in which he reports on China’s huge and growing influence across that continent. And through that lens, Eric can talk eloquently and knowledgeably about many aspects of journalism today, including issues of bias; censorship; his relationship with the public online; the relationship between officials and the online media; and the way...

Duration:00:43:37

The Chinese Comedian (Maple Zuo, from Inner Mongolia)

8/20/2019
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This week’s recording is with Maple Zuo, an up-and-coming comedian based in Shanghai. Maple has amazing energy, which I hope you can hear in this conversation. We start off by talking about her comedy set, and how her approach is different in English versus Chinese. But we then veer into some unexpectedly dark territory, so there’s part of this chat which might not be suitable for all audiences. We discuss some interesting details about her family background growing up in Inner Mongolia....

Duration:00:36:12

The Entertainment Prince (Philippe Gas, Disney Shanghai CEO)

8/13/2019
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At the time of recording, Philippe Gas was the President & General Manager of the Shanghai Disney Resort. Philippe is one of the most charming business leaders I’ve met, and in this interview, we talk about his experiences in the five or so years that he has been with Disneyland in Shanghai, from the tail-end of the construction phase to today, where the Resort has been open for around 3 years. Among other things, we talk about how Philippe managed local and international stakeholders,...

Duration:00:39:21

Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs - Season 1 Trailer

8/6/2019
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Hello, I’m Oscar. In this trailer, I introduce the podcast: why I’m doing it, it’s limitations, the guests lined up for Season 1, the interview format, the visual element and it’s integration with social media. See the visuals and join the community on Instagram (www.instagram.com/mosaicofchina), Facebook (www.facebook.com/mosaicofchina), and WeChat (www.mosaicofchina.com/wechat). Mercifully, this introduction episode is the most you’ll ever hear my voice. In all future podcast...

Duration:00:03:28