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Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Just Dropped the Best Business Advice You'll Read Today

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqués. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

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How AR And VR Are Revolutionizing The Supply Chain

The process of getting products from the factory to your home, office, or facility is more complex than many people realize. Making that process as cost effective, fast, and error free as possible is the goal of any business. As it turns out, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) – …

Gartner's 10 Technology Predictions for 2018: The Good, the Bad & the Obvious

Gartner’s at it again. Every year it predicts what the next year (and beyond) in technology will look like. They’re not always right, of course, but their job is to identify broad trends by abstracting at just the right level of analysis where specific accuracy is hard to verify after the fact. Who …

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Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos' mentor used a simple test to figure out who is a true leader

You can have the most impressive title in the world and still not be a leader.<p>According to the late Bill Campbell, who established a reputation as the "coach" of Silicon Valley, only one thing determines whether or not you're a leader: the opinions of those you're supposed to be leading.<p>A former …

Starbucks is entering a new era — and 4 jokes reveal the biggest problems haunting its business

The other weekend I went with my family to a coffee shop that my mother deemed "the most beautiful" Starbucks she'd ever seen.<p>It was a sprawling, comfortable space on the main street in suburban Michigan, where we were visiting family. The exterior was covered in wood shingles and river rocks. …

Why So Many Stores Are Closing Now

This could be the shortest article ever. So many stores are closing now for the same reason they’ve always closed — they don’t meet consumers’ needs. We could end the discussion right there if need be. To be fair though, there are some other questions that also deserve answering, like why this is …

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2017 National People’s Congress: China’s Innovation-Driven Future

March 27, 2017<p><i>‘In the past 30 years, China’s economic development mainly</i> <i>relied</i> <i>on introducing results of the second industrial revolution, …

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How Does China’s Imperial Past Shape Its Foreign Policy Today?

Throughout most of history China dominated Asia, up until what many Chinese refer to as the “century of humiliation”—when Japan and Western powers …

More than 100 Chinese cities now above 1 million people

Government policy and a shift westward have fed the staggering scale of China’s urban ambitions – 119 cities as big as Liverpool, and likely double that by 2025<p>China now has more than 100 cities of over 1 million residents, a number that is likely to double in the next decade.<p>According to the …

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China’s History and the South China Sea

China's Miracle Is Over

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told the National People’s Congress that China’s GDP growth rate would drop from 7% in 2016 to 6.5% this year. In 2016, the country’s growth rate was the lowest it has been since 1990.<p>The precision with which any country’s economic growth is measured is dubious, since …

China Just Handed Trump A Really Good Reason To Retaliate

Saturday, Miao Wei, the head of the powerful Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, tried to reassure the international community that Beijing’s Made in China 2025 plan will not discriminate against foreign companies. Minister Miao was responding to sharp criticisms contained in a report …

How will Xi shake up the CCP?

Author: Dong Dong Zhang, ANUThis year will see major change in China’s political leadership as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) convenes its 19th …

6 Things The Most Organized People Do Every Day

Most of us feel that way. But not all of us. The most organized people don't.<p>As NYT bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explains, the VIP's he's met don't seem scattered and frantic.<p>They're calm, cool and "in the moment", not juggling nine things and worried about being done by …

Chinese innovation

Could it now be returning? In 2003 China became the third nation to put a man into space, and has busily launched satellites since. On the ground, …

Innovation

Amazon's bookstores aren't just for selling books, according to CFO Brian Olsavsky

Although Amazon's bookstores offer a completely different shopping experience, the move was a bit of a head-scratcher, given how a lot of the national chains have shut down their bookstores in recent years.<p>But according to Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky, the bookstores are meant to be much more than …

5 Tech Challenges Marketers Face In 2017

What are the key tech challenges marketers are face heading into 2017? As part of my predictions for 2017 (see here for 20+ marketing predictions from the C-Suite), I interviewed Kraig Swensrud, CMO of Campaign Monitor, former CMO of Salesforce.com, and founder of two tech firms – Kieden and …

Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Globalization

China’s Rising Economic Soft Power

Written by John Wong.<p>Shortly after consolidating his power to become China’s only real “strong man” since Deng Xiaoping, President Xi Jinping …

China

Xi, the CCP and Dynamic Authoritarian Resilience

Beginning with the release of David Shambaugh’s March 2015 op-ed in the <i>Wall Street Journal,</i> which discussed the “coming Chinese crack-up,” a heated debate has emerged over the over the CCP’s potential collapse, flowing into an ongoing discussion in academia over the CCP’s fragility or resilience …

3 Graphs That Show What's Going On In China's Housing Market Right Now

The “China property bubble” has come back to a headline-making theme but a quick look at the data uncovers a more nuanced picture, and how this time might be a bit different.<p>The chart above illustrates the cyclicality of the housing markets, with an almost sinusoidal line that represents a monthly …

13 habits you're teaching your kids that could keep them from becoming rich

When I travel the country speaking to high school and college students about exactly what they need to do to become financially successful in life, I always begin my presentation by asking three questions:<p>How many want to be financially successful in life?<p>How many think they will be financially …

Defensive credit creation and vicious circles in China

2016-10-17T10:24:46.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>Here are some things we imagine everyone knows by now: China’s credit growth since 2008/9 has been …

China drops one-child policy, but ‘exhausted’ tiger moms say one is plenty

BEIJING — Han Jing’s son started taking after-school classes when he was just 5 years old: extra English, math and drawing so he wouldn’t fall behind the other children at kindergarten.<p>“I didn’t want him to feel ashamed or have low self-esteem on his first day of elementary school,” she said, …

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China’s marriage rate is plummeting because women are choosing autonomy over intimacy

One of the greatest fears of Chinese parents is coming true: China’s young people are turning away from marriage. The trend is also worrying the government.<p>After a whole decade of increases in the national marriage rate, China witnessed its second year of decline in the number of newly registered …

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China has a new plan to cut corporate debt

The government will take a multi-pronged approach to cutting company debt, including encouraging mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, debt-to-equity swaps and debt securitisation, according to guidelines issued by State Council, or the cabinet.<p>Corporate China sits on $18 trillion in debt, …

Xi says China must speed up plans for domestic network technology

BEIJING (Reuters) - China must speed up plans to replace insecure internet technology with domestic alternatives, President Xi Jinping said on Sunday, the latest indication that China is advancing policies that have raised concerns among foreign businesses.<p>China's President Xi Jinping speaks at a …

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Tianxia: Imperial Ambition or Cosmopolitanism?

The rise of China has provoked thinkers to debate the classical worldview crystalized in <i>Tianxia</i>. Literally meaning “all under heaven”, “tianxia” refers to a system of governance, held together by a regime of value and culture, which transcends racial and geographical boundaries. The interest in …

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