Top ways to turnaround a start-up business

On May 3, 2012, in China Business Forum, Chinnovation, Shiva Venkatraman, Tan Yinglan, by Tan Yinglan

Startups struggling for survival are not uncommon, due to economic changes, management problems, or product issues. Successful startups change directions but stay grounded in what they’ve learned. Ask yourself: if you started over today, would you build the same product? Shiva explains more below.

Top 10 opportunities for Asian Entrepreneurs in the Cloud

The world is moving into a world where multi-modal devices dominate. You work on a document on your Macbook Air, then proof-reads and edit on your Ipad and then touch it up on your phone, store it on Evernote and save a copy on Dropbox. The backbone of this: Cloud Computing. Shiva elaborates on the opportunities. Tan Yinglan

Winning Moves of Jiangsu Entrepreneurs

On April 7, 2012, in China Business Forum, Chinnovation, Tan Yinglan, Wang Yang, by Tan Yinglan

An SVG map of China with Jiangsu province high...

This piece below is by Wang Yang, who  is a valued student of mine, an entrepreneur and also an economic consultant to the Jiangsu government. My experience has been that Zhejiang entrepreneurs listen to the market市场, while Jiangsu entrepreneur listen to the governor 市长. Wang Yang explains more. 


10 Indian Entrepreneurial Leaders Who Think Different

On March 3, 2012, in China Business Forum, Chinnovation, Monce C. Abraham, Tan Yinglan, by Tan Yinglan

Sunil Godhwani, Chairman and Managing Director...

Monce is one of the rare few dynamic, self-catalyzing individual whom I have met who have profound insights on the India entrepreneurial landscape. See his piece on the Indian entrepreneurial thought leaders below. Yinglan


– Monce C. Abraham

The thing about great Leaders is that not only do they inspire change in others, but they also teach you ‘something’ about dreaming bigger and better each passing day. The best part, you don’t necessarily have to personally know each of these individuals or even be within a radius of 500 miles to start learning from them. Just reading on them should inspire positive change, or as in my case, writing. Hope you enjoy the following post, and find it to be of value!

Fireside Chat with Yue-Sai Kan: The Most Recognized Woman and Brand Name in China

On February 28, 2012, in Cathy Tao, China Business Forum, Chinnovation, Tan Yinglan, Woman, by Tan Yinglan

When Cathy Tao, a effervescent, switched-on and high-powered founder of TourBoarding, told me that there is someone who is more dynamic than her, I immediately paid attention. Yue-Sai Kan is referred by Cathy as the Oprah Winfrey of China and her candid insights revealed that the principles of success is similar in the East and West

By Cathy Tao

Men should sit up and listen to Yue-Sai Kan.  Really.  They’ve poured millions of dollars, euros, pounds, and yen into business investments in China, only to leave empty-handed with nothing to show for all their locker-room deal mongering, Harvard MBAs, and old boys’ network introductions.  More often than not, a hastily engineered exit is the only male ego-reassuring, reputation saving coup possible.  China is a difficult nut to crack.  Yet Yue-Sai has not only flourished without any of the above advantages, she has enjoyed sustained success over a long period of time.  In the process, she has built an unassailable brand around her own name and personality.

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