28 episodes

The word “Ganbei” (干杯) can best be understood to mean “Cheers” and in a Chinese business context is a gesture often done to celebrate a new deal or partnership. Our program brings together guests with practical China and global experience to help our audience get a step closer to that next “Ganbei” moment.

Each quarter we focus our discussion on a different business domain, such as e-commerce, digital marketing, talent recruiting and retention, supply chain management or advanced manufacturing. Our regular blogs and roundtables will cover the most pressing questions for China-related businesses today.

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The word “Ganbei” (干杯) can best be understood to mean “Cheers” and in a Chinese business context is a gesture often done to celebrate a new deal or partnership. Our program brings together guests with practical China and global experience to help our audience get a step closer to that next “Ganbei” moment.

Each quarter we focus our discussion on a different business domain, such as e-commerce, digital marketing, talent recruiting and retention, supply chain management or advanced manufacturing. Our regular blogs and roundtables will cover the most pressing questions for China-related businesses today.

    China Digital Tech - Building a Global Mobility Brand from China

    China Digital Tech - Building a Global Mobility Brand from China

    This episode is a feature from our sister podcast, the China Digital Tech podcast hosted by Paul Lin.

    If you live in China, you’ve surely seen NIU electric scooters everywhere, But fewer people know the fantastic success of their international expansion, a shining example for other Chinese-based companies looking to expand abroad.

    Joe Constanty, Director of International at NIU walks us through how NIU did it, what some of their biggest challenges have been, and how they plan to be part of the global revolution in EV-powered urban mobility solutions.

    • 28 min
    The Gold Rush of International Banks’ Expansion In China

    The Gold Rush of International Banks’ Expansion In China

    We talk with Joel Gallo, adjunct professor at NYU Shanghai and previously senior executive at Deloitte, Dell EMC and E&Y, where he advised more than 100 global financial firms on different strategic projects.

    Joel shares with us why he sees China opening up the financial sector and the mad rush of major investment banks such as Goldman Sachs taking full ownership of their operations and launching a broader suite of services, including wealth management products.

    • 30 min
    On Western and Chinese Business Cultures, with Kim Kirkendall

    On Western and Chinese Business Cultures, with Kim Kirkendall

    Kim Kirkendall discusses some of challenges Western businesses face coming to the China, and Chinese businesses face going to the US. Kim first came to work in China in the 1980s and has watched China's economy change dramatically.

    From listening to her speak, you'll quickly be able to see how Kim is a very observant person. Kim shares some of the best stories and best observations she's made on Chinese and Western business culture in this episode. Enjoy.

    • 26 min
    Huihan Lie and Finding One's Roots in China

    Huihan Lie and Finding One's Roots in China

    We talk with Huihan Lie, founder of My China Roots. My China Roots is akin to the Ancestry.com of China, an online platform primarily for overseas Chinese to build one's family tree, upload historical family records and search for one's ancestors in a genealogical database.

    Huihan's ancestors over the generations migrated from China to Indonesia and then eventually settled in the Netherlands. We discuss how Huihan's own personal passion to discover his roots in China led him to realize how so many others were in search of the same answers. And how he has now turned his passion into a growing business.

    • 27 min
    Building a Social Enterprise in China

    Building a Social Enterprise in China

    We talk with Ming Khor, Founder and CEO of Keru.

    On getting his MBA from Wharton, interning at Apple, and turning away from the traditional corporate path to come back to his teaching experience as inspiration for his own business in China. Keru is a social enterprise which organizes social impact service learning opportunities for students and professionals to drive change in society alongside mission-driven organizations.

    • 42 min
    Built in China - Lucas Englehardt and Doing the Things That Don't Scale

    Built in China - Lucas Englehardt and Doing the Things That Don't Scale

    As part of our continuing Ganbei series “Built in China”, we talk with Lucas Englehardt, Founder and CEO of xixilab.com - which offers direct-to-consumer teeth straightening with invisible braces in China. Prior to that Lucas was Founder and CEO at WaimaiChaoren, an O2O food delivery startup bought by Delivery Hero.

    On how international entrepreneurs can best attract, retain, motivate talent here in China. On doing the things that don't easily scale but are necessary in order to build a successful business in China. On adapting proven business models that have worked outside of China to the local market.

    • 29 min

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