In a world that is changing, everybody in business wants to know how to achieve and maintain success. This is the case whether your business is local, national, or global, and no matter the products or services you provide. This book sets out the impressive rise of Tiens Group, which started locally, expanded nationally, and now operates globally from its headquarters in China.
The book provides not only an analysis of the factors that have contributed to the success, but also sets out examples of how these factors can be adapted to other business enterprises. In this book, you will discover deep insight into how notions such as swap and transcendence assist in business development, a sense of how Chinese businesses have developed across the world, and an understanding of how both clear focus and an ability to adapt are critical to business success.
A detailed examination of the global development of one of China’s leading international companies
Tiens Group has risen to become one of China’s most important multinationals.
Based on high-level research and access to the key people behind Tiens Group’s growth and success.
In-depth analyses of the concepts and practices of the company’s past and present development.
The book provides a rare insight into the development and success of a Chinese company.
Publisher: LID Publishing
Format: 234x 156mm
LI JINYUAN is highly successful entrepreneur, founder and Chairman of Tiens Group Co Ltd, a private company headquartered in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China. One of the world’s largest health-focused organizations, Tiens Group operates online, in person, and in stores and has millions of customers in most countries of the world. Mr Li is also a philanthropist who has given many millions for humanitarian, education, and health causes globally. A graduate of Nankai University, Mr Li has received many awards and honours for his business activities and for his contributions to society in China and around the world. A highly successful entrepreneur, Li Jinyuan is founder and Chairman of Tiens Group Co Ltd, a private company headquartered in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China. One of the world’s largest health-focused organizations, Tiens Group operates online, in person, and in stores and has millions of customers in most countries of the world. Mr Li is also a philanthropist who has given many millions for humanitarian, education, and health causes globally. A graduate of Nankai University, Mr Li has received many awards and honours for his business activities and for his contributions to society in China and around the world.
Tiens Group’s strength and success has set an example for other enterprises. Their experience is well worth learning from.
BEN KI-MOON, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Chairman of the Board of Boao Forum for Asia
Western organizations can learn much from the ideas and activities of multinational Tiens Group, a company founded and operated by a man whose business capabilities know no bounds.
CHRISTOPHER SHEEDY, Author, Unlocking the Emperor’s Door: Success, Tradition & Innovation in China
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Author: Louise Nicolson
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As entrepreneurs, Staeritz and Jungmann are passionate about solving challenges through continuous experimentation, in search of the solutions that will define and shape the new normal. At its core, this book is about the shared experiences of many business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs around how corporations can most effectively build new digital models to make the most of their existing assets. FightBack NOW is a timely and necessary book, challenging leaders and organizations to consider the new realities and the urgent problems which ultimately impact the future of every person and business.
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