China’s economic rise and influence has been one of the most significant developments in the global economy of recent times. A driving force behind this expansion has been the private entrepreneurs and companies of China, some of which have literally redefined the economic and business landscape, both inside and outside of China.
In 2000, Robin (Yanhong) Li founded Baidu and turned the company into the largest Chinese search engine (with over 80% market share by search query) and the world’s second largest search engine. In 2005, Baidu completed its IPO on NASDAQ, and in 2007 became the first Chinese company to be included in the NASDAQ-100 Index. This book is the story of the rise of Robin Li and Baidu, which is integral to the story of China’s vast internet economy.
An illuminating biography of one of China’s leading entrepreneurs
China’s recent global economic rise has been phenomenal – and is being led by entrepreneurs like Robin Li
Written by a leading writer with inside knowledge and contacts
Fascinating account of Li’s life, challenges and motivations – as well as the business ideas behind his success
Part of the ‘China’s Entrepreneurs’ series that offers illuminating biographies of China’s greatest entrepreneurs
Publisher: LID Publishing
Format: 198 x 129 mm
GUO HONGWENis a leading Chinese biographer and a member of China Writers Association. With deep insight into famed Chinese companies, Guo has written descriptive and revelatory pieces on internal corporate mechanisms and development passwords. He has written over 20 biographies.
Founded in 1987 by a former engineer in China's People's Liberation Army (Ren Zhengfei), Huawei Technologies is the world's largest telecoms equipment manufacturer and second only to Apple in smartphones. Its emergence into a multinational with over 175,o00 employees all around the world is nothing short of extraordinary.
This book provides a unique look into Huawei's consumer electronic business (ranging from mobile phones to laptops, tablets, cameras and other smart devices) - in particular, the individuals ('adventurers') whose excellence and invention enabled Huawei to expand globally in such impressive terms. Their personal stories tell us about the extraordinary vision, dedication and perseverance required for companies to succeed in the highly competitive and uncertain world of consumer electronics. In all of this, the company's mission is to make Huawei the first choice and most trusted smart device brand in the world.
The German poet Theodor Fontane once said: "A good aphorism contains the wisdom of an entire book in one sentence." The Art of a Successful Life goes a step further, collating a myriad of quotes which all offer insights to inspire you to think about yourself, your life and your goals, and give you the confidence and strength to cope with difficult situations.
In this book, you will find quotes from a range of thinkers, from the physicist Stephen Hawking to the artist Michelangelo, and from entrepreneurs such as Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett to Confucius, Cicero, Schopenhauer and Goethe. In bringing them together, the author provides an original and practical guide to everyday life. This, alongside the 20-week success program featured at the end of each chapter, will provide you with the inspiration and strength to cope successfully with a variety of situations in all areas of your life.
InCitations offers a series of memorable quotes, aphorisms and expressions (that is, citations) and by delving into their history and meaning(s) you will find ways of applying – or just pondering on – them that incite insight and add to a sense of smartness. The range of inspiring quotes, aphorisms and words provided aim to illuminate, trigger debate, conversation and reflection that will enliven and enrich your writing and thinking.
From the arts to sciences, advertising to psychology, this book encompasses it all. You will encounter writers, lyricists, firebrands, psychoanalysts and complexity theorists, The New Yorker cartoons, Spartan mothers and tractor boys, as well as learn the difference between jumbo jets and mayonnaise, and the significance of the number 45.
Nicknamed ‘Superman’, Li Ka-Shing is one of the most influential entrepreneurs in Asia. Born in 1928 in Chiu Chow, south-eastern China, Li left for Hong Kong with his family to avoid the perils of war. Forced to leave school before the age of 15, he worked in a plastics factory before starting his own company. Today, he is the 11th richest person in the world and his company, Cheung Kong, is influential in many sectors (including transportation, real estate, financial services, retail and energy). This is the story of an outstanding entrepreneur whose rise is legendary.
China’s economic rise and influence has been one of the most significant developments in the global economy of recent times. The “China’s Entrepreneurs” series examines the major contribution to this development made by China’s leading private entrepreneurs and companies.
Founded in 1987 by a former engineer in China's People's Liberation Army (Ren Zhengfei), Huawei Technologies is today the world's largest telecoms equipment manufacturer and second behind Apple in smartphones. Its emergence into a multinational with over 175,000 employees all around the world is nothing short of extraordinary. This book gets to the heart of the pioneers within Huawei - the individuals who blazed a trail through unexplored and undeveloped territories, that enabled Huawei to expand globally in such impressive terms. Their personal stories tell us about the extraordinary commitment, determination, and ability required for companies to establish new ground in some of the most difficult parts of the world. This unconventional form of heroism remains a central part of Huawei's culture and makes it stand out in today's business world.
China’s economic rise and influence has been one of the most significant developments in the global economy of recent times.
A driving force behind this expansion has been the private entrepreneurs and companies of China, some of which have literally redefined the economic and business landscape, both inside and outside of China.Ren Zhengfei is one such entrepreneur, who has become one of China’s most revered and inspiring business leaders. His company Huawei Technologies, which was founded in 1987, is today a world-leading supplier of telecommunications equipment and mobile phones that employs over 150,000 people around the world. Low profile and known for his down-to-earth nature, Ren
is hugely popular in China. This book tells the story of how he turned Huawei into one of the world’s most recognized business brands and the much admired management philosophy behind
Only enter the battles you know you can win. Know how to deceive the enemy - appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak. These are some of the key principles from The Art of War, the definitive text on military strategy and warfare, written by the Chinese general Sun Tzu around 500 BC. This book by Sam Hua, bestselling author on Ancient Chinese philosophy and wisdom, provides today's reader with a thorough understanding of The Art of War, both in its original context and how it can be applied in modern times.
Author: Sam Hua
Asia, ethics and everything digital are the future of the luxury industry. But what does that mean in practice for managers and marketers? What is the best way to do business in China? How can a business ensure customers talk about a sustainable line of products? Should brands invite more bloggers than journalists to their next runway show? Do they really need more retail locations, or should they shift focus to e-commerce? How do luxury businesses engage the next generation of critical, informed and digital-savvy customers with a brand … and then command their loyalty?
It’s time to rethink how to market luxury products and services.
Authors: Martin C. Wittig, Fabian Sommerrock, Philip Beil & Markus Albers
Huawei Technologies is today the world's largest telecoms equipment manufacturer and second behind Apple in smartphones. Its emergence into a multinational today is based on the company's research & development prowess. Of its 175,000 employees around the world, 75,000 are engaged in R&D. This book provides extraordinary insight into Huawei's research, development, and innovation. It contains the stories of the individuals who made the breakthroughs that enabled Huawei to ultimately become a world-class technology company. Their personal stories tell us about the extraordinary perseverance, focus, and thinking required for companies to take innovation to the highest level. One of the cornerstones of Huawei's global success is its embrace of innovation - this book provides an original perspective on that.
This second book in the FightBack collection responds to the question: what could the 'new normal' look like? Felix Staeritz and Sven Jungmann believe that business leaders and organizations have formidable tools at their disposal - not just to cope with this situation, but to recreate the world so they come out of this stronger and more inventive.
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.
Author: Felix Staeritz and Sven Jungmann
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