Search results for: “shenzhen”

  • Shenzhen ecosystem

    It is hard to believe that the Shenzhen ecosystem was built over just a few decades. Just over 30 years ago China moved from a period of cultural isolation to gradually opening up to the commercial world beyond its borders. The place to naturally start this was in Guangdong province close to the then British…

  • Observations from Shenzhen, China

    I spent some time in Shenzhen recently and here is some of the things that I found during my stay. The pace of development is slower than it was before, the number of cranes I saw and ready-mix concrete wagons on the road was less than before. There is still a lot of building work…

  • Impressions of China, from Shenzhen

    My first impressions of China are tied to a single number. China has a current economic growth rate of 8 per cent. 8 per cent growth Even if the UK economy were overheating in a boom, it would be barely running at 3  percent growth. 8 per cent growth creates a huge amount of activity.…

  • CX research + more things

    CX research IPSOS conducts CX research on an annual basis. They surveyed 1,000 CX (customer experience) specialists around the world about the current state of CX in their businesses. The IPSOS CX research painted a complex picture of organisations. Key take outs of the CX research: At the present time the majority of CX leaders…

  • Enquire Within + more things

    Enquire Within Upon Everything Enquire Within tends to appear in book collections for people of a certain age, or, where the book collector has inherited part of their collection. Spending time on the family farm in Ireland during my childhood, I used to see a copy of an early 20th century vintage sit next to…

  • Apple and China + more things

    Apple and China Elliott Management wrote this opinion piece on Apple and China: Apple is a Chinese company | Financial Times – interesting assessment of risk exposure with a focus on the Apple share price. The Apple and China relationship started before China joined the WTO. Taiwanese contract manufacturers had built huge industrial sites in…

  • Group B + more things

    Group B rallying Group B rallying was the stuff of my childhood. Its history was complex. In the 1970s the motorsport governing body FIA was in dispute with formula one team owners. As a result the FIA reformed one of its own committees related to formula one called CSI, in 1978, into the autonomous Fédération…

  • Chinese COVID protests

    Chinese COVID protests have been held in major cities including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing and Chengdu. Why did the Chinese COVID protests happened and what does it mean? TL;DR (too long, didn’t read) The Chinese COVID protests aren’t comparable to events like the 1989 protests or Hong Kong in 2019. Secondly, there are clear parallels…

  • Land Warrior + more stuff

    Land Warrior programme The US Army’s Land Warrior programme was in development for some 33 years. The idea behind it is that better informed soldiers who are connected to support assets can do more with less and survive. Chris Capelluto put together a good accessible history of the programme. Burning chrome About a decade after…