Hutong RenovationWe are currently in the midst of a major renovation here at the Hutong. We won't bore you with the details, but we have reverted to a basic theme as we are in the process of shifting to new quarters. Please bear with us.
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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
“Next-shoring: A CEO’s guide” Katy George, Sree Ramaswamy, and Lou Rassey McKinsey Quarterly January 2014 The end of China’s time as the uncontested factory floor of the planet has become something of a meme. If that has failed to come to … Continue reading
In the Hutong Surrounded by snow 1721 hrs. I am usually suspicious about “thought leadership” pieces on marketing that come out of the major management consultancies. These firms have proven strengths in organizational design, operations, production, logistics, and strategy, but … Continue reading
In the Hutong Where have I been lately? 0740 hrs. If this forum has been silent for the past month, we* have had good reason. It is now evident to anyone watching that China is on the cusp of change … Continue reading
Galvin Plaza, Wangjing, Beijing Watching the wires 0931 hrs. If you haven’t read James Fallows‘ thoughtful deconstruction of Harvard professor Niall Ferguson‘s partisan Newsweek cover story “Obama’s Gotta Go,” read it now, regardless of your political preferences. In the piece, … Continue reading