I am happy to let you know that the Chinese editions of two of my books are out.
Way Of The VC (风险投资之道） This was the original catalyst which started the journey. I have told many people that I still think this is the best book I have written, although subsequent books sold much better. I have completely forgotten that my book was translated to Chinese and was told by some of my friends in China that they saw it at the bookstore. To my pleasant surprise, this Chinese edition has been very well-reviewed at Dangdang. (29 x 5-star ratings). One reviewer said: “投资方面的一本书” 介绍了风险投资的游戏规则. (An investment-related book, introduces the rules of the game of venture capital.)
Again, it was my wife who informed me about the Chinese edition of the book.
I just made a trip to Shanghai and it never ceases to amaze me how fast China changes.
Glancing through the two books again, many of my views have changed. Perhaps after many years later, I will write an epilogue to these books.
At Chinnovate.com, timely articles about business innovation are featured to help readers incorporate and invent creative approaches for improving their business fundamentals. Cornell professor and robotics engineer Hod Lipson is fascinated by a different type of innovation. He is preoccupied with the question: Can computers augment or replace human invention? In other words, can computers be as creative and innovative as humans? Since humans and other biological life forms excel at designing, adapting, breeding, and evolving, Lipson uses a biologically inspired approach in his design of robots.
I have always been fascinated by Chinese design. Har-Ye’s work caught my attention over a chat at Harvard as she is one of the world’s leading expert in Chinese railways. Enjoy her article below.
Starting a company can be quite different in scaling a startup, and as such require quite different different skillsets. One of the most difficult decisions of an entrepreneur is when to let go of their baby, step aside and let professional management take over. Shiva explains more.
There is a significant difference between a small start-up business and as the famous venture capitalist Vinod Khosla calls it a “zero billion dollar start-up”. The latter has the DNA to become big and have a meaningful exit or growth path. How does one scale a start-up and that too at the right speed? This article of mine shares some ideas.