Author Archives: David Wolf

About David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

A $9 fashion shoot in a Chinese coal town shows how beautiful counterfeit clothes can be

Introducing Shanzhai Couture, a phenomenon that makes it cool to reject pricey fashion. This is starting with knockoffs, but it won’t end here. Just as China’s mobile handset industry began by making knockoffs and look-alikes but is quickly evolving beyond … Continue reading

Posted in Fill Your Mind

China and “Datathermal Energy”

Hutong West Letting the Sunshine In 0909 hrs. Much of my March was spent working with clients who are thinking through some of the issues facing the growing data center market in China. For the uninitiated, a “data center” is … Continue reading

Posted in China Rewires, EcoHutong, Hardware and Silicon, Innovation, Insights and Ahas

Setting the Stage for Chinese Innovation

Near People’s Square, Shanghai Skyline in Silhouette  0700 hrs.  Walking the floor at both CES in Las Vegas and Electronica China in Shanghai within a ten-week space provides one with a clear view of how far Chinese enterprise has come, … Continue reading

Posted in China Breaks Out, China Rewires, China Rules, Communicating Innovation, Development, FITG, IPR and Licensing, Mobile and Devices | Tagged

The Innovation Trail: Hisilicon

Hutong West Blue Moon and Justified 1942 hrs When challenged to come up with examples of innovative Chinese companies – or those that might start innovating soon – many of us are hard-pressed to come up with names beyond the obvious … Continue reading

Posted in China's Breakout, Communicating Innovation

The Writer’s Perch: Hong Kong

Posted in Travel | Tagged

Rethinking Mobile Advertising in China

“Mobile Advertising Lags China’s Smartphone Explosion“ Angela Doland Advertising Age January 24, 2014 Reporting from Shanghai, AdAge’s Angela Doland writes a thought-provoking piece on how mobile e-commerce continues to outpace the growth of mobile advertising in the world’s largest smartphone … Continue reading

Posted in China Goggles, Craft, Marketing, Mobile and Devices

A Quick Thank You…

…to Michael Galeotto, who was kind enough to include Silicon Hutong in his list of worthy Chinese bridge blogs. As he notes, and as readers will acknowledge, I don’t post here daily. I figure that my readers, like me, have lots to … Continue reading

Posted in Snark and Admin