42 episodes

Executive education in China’s tech leaders and on the strategies and tactics of Asian digital combat. Jeff’s Asia Tech Class offers:
-A weekly lecture you can listen to as a podcast at the gym or in the car or wherever.
-A weekly article with more in-depth material.
-2-3 weekly updates on what’s happening digital China / Asia.
Available at Jefftowson.com with a 30 day free trial.

Jeff's Asia Tech Class Jeffrey Towson

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Executive education in China’s tech leaders and on the strategies and tactics of Asian digital combat. Jeff’s Asia Tech Class offers:
-A weekly lecture you can listen to as a podcast at the gym or in the car or wherever.
-A weekly article with more in-depth material.
-2-3 weekly updates on what’s happening digital China / Asia.
Available at Jefftowson.com with a 30 day free trial.

    Tencent Buys Sogou. Plus More Digital and Information Economics (42)

    Tencent Buys Sogou. Plus More Digital and Information Economics (42)

    In this class, I talk Tencent's recent purchase of Sogou. And go through more digital and information economics.You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.This is part of Learning Goals: Level 7, with a focus on:#29: Digital and...

    • 57 min
    3 Ways Network Effects Suck (41)

    3 Ways Network Effects Suck (41)

    In this class, I talk about networks. And some of their strengths and weaknesses.You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.This is part of Learning Goals: Level 7, with a focus on:#28: Network EffectsConcepts for this class:Networks...

    • 53 min
    Why Lazada vs. Shopee Is Faster Horse vs. Better Jockey (40)

    Why Lazada vs. Shopee Is Faster Horse vs. Better Jockey (40)

    In this class, I talk how to fairly basic platform business models (Shopee, Lazada) compete. As the capabiltiies and strategies are similar this is mostly about operational performance and management over time.You can listen here or at iTunes, Google...

    • 44 min
    What TikTok Can Learn From Huawei About the Role of the State (39)

    What TikTok Can Learn From Huawei About the Role of the State (39)

    In this class, I talk about the role of the state as a key factor in certain industries and countries. This tends to be a fuzzy, uncomfortable aspect when it comes to analysis. But it is fairly common for government to act as both policeman and player....

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Will Farfetch or Secoo Win in Luxury Ecommerce in China? (38)

    Will Farfetch or Secoo Win in Luxury Ecommerce in China? (38)

    In this class, I talk about the difficulty of moving luxury into ecommerce. And how Chinese consumers will likely determine who finally cracks this problem. Secoo and Farfetch are two companies that are on this frontier right now.You can listen here or...

    • 57 min
    Companies Can Have Digital Superpowers: Lazada vs. Grab. Luckin vs. Hellobike. (37)

    Companies Can Have Digital Superpowers: Lazada vs. Grab. Luckin vs. Hellobike. (37)

    In this class, we go through 6 digital superpowers, which is a simple high-level checklist for when digital tools can significantly change the competitive dynamics of a business.You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.Which of the...

    • 1 hr 2 min

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