In China's Disruptors, Edward Tse takes an unprecedented inside look at rapidly emerging Chinese entrepreneurs and their game-changing impact on both China and the world.
In September 2014, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $25 billion in the world's biggest ever initial public offering. Since then, millions of investors and managers worldwide have pondered a fundamental question: what's really going on with the new wave of China's disruptors?
Over the past two decades, an unprecedented burst of entrepreneurialism has transformed China's economy from a closed, impoverished, state-run system into a major power in global business. Alibaba is one of a rising tide of thriving Chinese businesses, and its success has been quickly followed by other previously little-known companies, such as Baidu, Tencent and Xiaomi.
Edward Tse is a leading global strategy consultant who has spent more than twenty years working with senior Chinese executives. In China's Disruptors, he draws on exclusive interviews and case studies to reveal how China got to this point and explore what the country's rise means for the rest of the world.
'No one can explain what is happening in China better than Edward Tse'
Sam Su, vice chairman of the board and chairman and CEO of China Division of YUM! Brands, Inc.
'A detailed and fascinating study of the changing landscape in China and the entrepreneurs who are driving that change forward. This is a book that will only become increasingly important in the years to come'
Chen Dongsheng, chairman and CEO, Taikang Life Insurance Co. Ltd., and president, China Entrepreneurs Forum
Tse, founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company, sheds light on Chinese entrepreneurs and the complex and rapidly expanding market in which they operate in this detailed and insightful primer. Stating that China's future, economically and politically, rests with its entrepreneurs, Tse shows how, in a country with 2.3 million state-owned companies, innovators like Haier's Zhang Ruimin and Alibaba's Jack Ma manage to operate independently of the government. As background, he explores past waves of entrepreneurs, including the pioneers of the 1980s and the Gang of '92. Additionally, Tse studies the huge changes the country is undergoing in areas such as healthcare, the new pressures being felt by the state, and the country's "New Rich." A chapter on how international companies should respond to the challenges posed by Chinese entrepreneurs will be particularly relevant to readers in business. His suggestions include accelerating decision-making, increasing flexibility, and continually updating products and capabilities all hallmarks of the Chinese way of doing business. Tse's astute analysis of China's entrepreneurs and their approach to innovation provides valuable information for business executives everywhere and confirms China's role in shaping global business for the foreseeable future.