MARKETING IN CHINA: UNDERSTANDING THE NEW WORLD OF CHINESE RETAIL

It’s no secret that China is different and its retail landscape is unlike any in the world. To understand the new world of Chinese retail, it is imperative to understand the information transformation the country has gone through. China went online in 1994. Today, 700 million Chinese use the Internet. 
Although a latecomer to the… Read More MARKETING IN CHINA: UNDERSTANDING THE NEW WORLD OF CHINESE RETAIL

WHAT MICROSOFT’S LINKEDIN ACQUISITION MEANS FOR MARKETERS

On Monday, Microsoft announced a $26.2 billion deal to acquire professional social platform LinkedIn. The acquisition is Microsoft’s biggest to date, topping the $8.5 billion it spent on Skype in 2011 and the $7.2 billion it paid for Nokia mobile phone unit in 2013. Microsoft is paying $196 per share in an all-cash deal that… Read More WHAT MICROSOFT’S LINKEDIN ACQUISITION MEANS FOR MARKETERS

4 TRENDS SHAPING SINGAPORE’S ECONOMY

Insights from a one-on-one chat with Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board  Recently, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the 46th St. Gallen Symposium, a global gathering of global business leaders that takes place annually at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. I attended the Symposium along with 100 Leaders of… Read More 4 TRENDS SHAPING SINGAPORE’S ECONOMY

THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS STRATEGY – KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM YALE UNIVERSITY

At Yale School of Management Integrated Leadership Case Competition, 60 emerging leaders from 15 business schools in 11 countries across 4 continents came together to discuss the future of business strategy. Recently, I spent a week at Yale University attending the prestigious Yale School of Management Integrated Leadership Case Competition (ILCC). A challenging yet intellectually gratifying experience, the… Read More THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS STRATEGY – KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM YALE UNIVERSITY