Tag Archives: China

Inside Alibaba – Jack Ma’s Digital Innovation Factory

Jack Ma of Alibaba

Artificial intelligence. Augmented reality. Facial recognition. Connected “internet” vehicles. Global virtual marketplaces. App-based digital payment systems. Pharmaceutical e-commerce. Humanoid robots. Giant vending machines for cars. This is not just the magical stuff of today’s digital-driven, transformation economy. It’s a snapshot of the cutting-edge innovation work currently underway at one of the world’s most exciting and admired companies: the Chinese tech ...

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Innovation the Chinese Way: Francois Jullien Weighs In

François Jullien is a brilliant French philosopher, professor at Paris Diderot University, and heading the chair for Alterity: he likes to take one step back, immersing himself in a different culture, and then come back to his initial matter. That’s what he did with China, adopting Chinese point of view before coming back to Europe, identifying gaps, and questioning back European way of thinking, raising the ‘unconsidered’, what is not currently being thought over. He just published...

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Technology is leading the shift of market research – a look at The Store-Checkers

“Technology is eating the world” as the famous motto says in the Silicon Valley. It turns out that it is also eating the market research and consulting world. In the last few years, this industry has experienced phenomenal growth and change in terms of how researches are conducted. In the past, paper and pencil ruled and the research process was long and laborious for both the supplier and the client.

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Einsteins from Anywhere

An estimated 250 million children around the world cannot read, write, or demonstrate basic arithmetic skills. Many of these children are in developing countries without regular access to quality schools or teachers. While programs exist to build schools and train teachers, traditional models of education are not able to scale fast enough to meet demand. We simply cannot build enough schools or train enough teachers to meet the need.

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How Can a Competitor Launch an iPhone Before Apple?

We live in an amazing age. An era when barriers to entry and barriers to scale sometimes seem to decreasing faster than the size of semiconductors. If Moore's law states that the number of transistors per square inch doubles approximately every two years, what would you call the similar increase in speed to scale that has emerged over the past decade?

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Flipping Business Models Around

Some business models and products have been around so long that we just take them for granted, while others concepts that are becoming new business models are so new that we’re not quite sure what to expect. It is probably easiest to explain what I mean and why this juxtaposition is important by looking at a few examples. Most of these examples involve challenging our orthodoxies.

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Software Leader SAP on their Changing Growth Strategy

Exclusive interview with SAP on their Growth Strategy - The German business software company, SAP, has experienced exponential growth since five system analysts first established it in 1972. David Payne, Vice President, Technology, discusses SAP’s expansion plans with The Growth Strategy Company. SAP is not only facing the challenge of altering its growth strategy, but also the speed in which this strategy needs to be put into effect.

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