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Jeff's Asia Tech Class

Jeffrey Towson

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Jeff's Asia Tech Class

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.

Latest Episodes

My Interview With Huawei About Their 2019 Financials. Plus Fraud at Luckin Coffee. (24)

In this class, I talk about my interview with Huawei about their 2019 financial results. And a bit about the disclosure of fraud at Luckin Coffee.You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.This is part of Learning Goals: Level 3, with a focus on: #6 Basics of Huawei #10 More on HuaweiConcepts for this class: Digital Superpower #1: Dramatically Improve the User Experience Money Wars Hyperscaling vs. Blitzscaling Competitive Advantage: Economies of Scale Linked BusinessesCompanies for this class: Huawei Luckin Coffee———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.I also teach Jeff’s Asia Tech Class, an online course and daily commentary for busy executives on Asia tech and China’s digital leaders. At www.jefftowson.com

67 MIN6 h ago
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My Interview With Huawei About Their 2019 Financials. Plus Fraud at Luckin Coffee. (24)

Why Didi Needs Driver Switching Costs. Uber Too. (23)

In this class, I talk about the basics of Didi and the importance of switching costs on the supplier side of the platform.This is part of Learning Goals: Level 3, with a focus on:#15 Basics of Didi and Switching CostsConcepts for this class: Switching Costs Network Effects Digital Platforms: Marketplaces for ServicesCompanies for this class: Didi Uber Meituan Ctrip———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.I also teach Jeff’s Asia Tech Class, an online course and daily commentary for busy executives on Asia tech and China’s digital leaders. My online class offers: Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia. Executive training in the strategies and tactics of advanced digital strategy. A unique view from the ground – and behind the scenes – of digital China. And the class is condensed to just 70 minutes a week – so even very busy executives can do it.

60 MIN1 w ago
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Why Didi Needs Driver Switching Costs. Uber Too. (23)

Meituan vs. Ctrip vs. Alibaba: Who Will Win in China Services? (22)

In this class, I talk about the crazy collision of Ctrip, Meituan and Alibaba in services in China, particularly in hotels.How do Ctrip and Meituan compare in the following aspects?1) Bundling of services2) The Assets of a Marketplace Platform: Users, Activity and Data3) Network Effect4) Switching Costs This is part of Learning Goals: Level 3, with a focus on: #16 Basics of Ctrip, Meituan and Marketplace Platforms for ServicesConcepts for this class: Digital Platforms: Marketplaces for Products and Services Bundling and Cross-Selling Network Effects Switching CostsCompanies for this class: Ctrip Meituan Alibaba Fliggy———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.Please join my executive education course for deeper insights into China’s tech leaders. There is a 30-day free trial. This online class offers: Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia. Executive training in the strategies and tactics of advanced digital strategy. A u...

47 MIN2 w ago
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Meituan vs. Ctrip vs. Alibaba: Who Will Win in China Services? (22)

What Is the Secret of Zoom’s Success in Video Communications? (21)

In this class, I talk about why Zoom has been so successful in video communications.Choose two options for why Zoom has been so successful.1) Good Product. Reliable, easy-to-use, high quality video communications.2) Viral service3) Collaboration / Coordination Platform4) Network Effect5) Switching CostsLearning Goal for this class: #14 Virality vs. Word of Mouth #15 Collaboration, Coordination, and Standardization PlatformsConcepts for this class: Digital Platforms: Collaboration / Coordination / Standardization Word of Mouth vs.Virality Network Effects Switching CostsCompanies for this class: Zoom———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.Please join my executive education course for deeper insights into China’s tech leaders. There is a 30-day free trial. This online class offers: Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia. Executive training in the strategies and tactics of advanced digital strategy. A unique view from the ...

66 MIN3 w ago
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What Is the Secret of Zoom’s Success in Video Communications? (21)

What is the Secret of TikTok / Douyin's Success (20)

In this class, I talk about why TikTok / Douyin took off so rapidly and powerfully.Choose two options for why TikTok / Douyin has grown so fast?1) Addictive Product. Short personalized videos focused on memes, comedy, and lip syncs are a psychological hack.2) Easy to Use and Highly Shareable Content Types. Tap into CDCN.3) Audience-Builder Digital Platform4) Network Effect, including data network effect (also called learning effect)5) First mover in new space6) AI and Digitized Operating Model.Learning Goal for this class:    #12 the Basics of TikTok and Audience-Builder PlatformsConcepts for this class: Digital Platforms: Audience Builder B2B Customer View: Shareability, Word of Mouth and Virality China Digital Consumer Network Network Effects First Mover AI and Digital OperationsCompanies for this class: Bytedance / TikTok / Douyin———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.Please join my executive education course for deeper insights into China...

66 MINMAR 8
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What is the Secret of TikTok / Douyin's Success (20)

The Coronavirus Quarantine Economy Is Supercharging Taobao Live & the China Consumer Network (19)

In this class, I talk about how live-streaming and KOLs (especially Taobao Live) are activating the China Digital Consumer Network (CDCN). And how the coronavirus quarantine economy is supercharging this.You can listen here or at iTunes and Himalaya.Learning Goal for this class: #11 the Basics of CDCN, Social Media and KOLsConcepts for this class: China Digital Consumer Network Networks and Ecosystems Digital Platforms: Marketplaces Social Media, Influencers and KOLsCompanies for this class: JD / JD Live Alibaba / Taobao Live———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.Please join my executive education course for deeper insights into China’s tech leaders. There is a 30-day free trial. This online class offers: Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia. Executive training in the strategies and tactics of advanced digital strategy. A unique view from the ground – and behind the scenes – of digital China. And the class is cond...

46 MINMAR 1
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The Coronavirus Quarantine Economy Is Supercharging Taobao Live & the China Consumer Network (19)

How Should Huawei's Smartphone Business Respond to the US Tech Ban? Part 2 (17)

In this class, we continue the discussion about what Huawei should have done after the US tech ban. In Part 1, we discussed the telco business. Here we talk about the consumer and smartphone business.I presented four options for what to do:1) Fix the supply chain and stay the course.2) Become a digital platform. This means building a smartphone operating system.3) Ignore Europe and focus mostly on China.4) Try to build an anti-US alliance for smartphone operating systems. Europe would be key.Concepts for this class: Digital Platforms vs. Products Innovation Platforms Operational Marathon Innovation Marathon (also under Rate of Learning)Companies for this class: Huawei Apple Xiaomi HTC———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.Please join my executive education course for deeper insights into China’s tech leaders. There is a 30-day free trial. This online class offers: Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia. Executive trai...

58 MINFEB 17
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How Should Huawei's Smartphone Business Respond to the US Tech Ban? Part 2 (17)

Review: Digital Platforms Are The Super Predators of Business (16)

In this class, we review the basics of digital platforms, which is one of the key learning goals for Level 2.You can listen here or at iTunes and Himalaya.———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.Please join my executive education course for deeper insights into China’s tech leaders. There is a 30-day free trial. This online class offers: Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia. Executive training in the strategies and tactics of advanced digital strategy. A unique view from the ground – and behind the scenes – of digital China. And the class is condensed to just 70 minutes a week – so even very busy executives can do it via podcast at iTunes and Himalaya.

32 MINFEB 10
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Review: Digital Platforms Are The Super Predators of Business (16)

Review: The Sexy But Dangerous Economics of Digital (15)

In this class, we review the basics of digital economics, which is one of the key learning goals for Level 2.You can listen here or at iTunes.Concepts for this class: Digital and Information Economics-----Please join my executive education course for deeper insights into China’s tech leaders. There is a 30-day free trial. This online class offers: Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia. Executive training in the strategies and tactics of advanced digital strategy. A unique view from the ground – and behind the scenes – of digital China. And the class is condensed to just 70 minutes a week – so even very busy executives can do it via podcast at iTunes and Himalaya.

23 MINFEB 5
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Review: The Sexy But Dangerous Economics of Digital (15)

How Should Huawei Have Responded to the US Tech Ban? Part 1 (14)

In this class, we discuss Huawei's tech ban and what the company should have done.You can listen at my website or at iTunes and Himalaya. Please join my executive education course on China’s tech leaders and Asian digital combat. There is a 30-day free trial.

69 MINJAN 23
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How Should Huawei Have Responded to the US Tech Ban? Part 1 (14)

Latest Episodes

My Interview With Huawei About Their 2019 Financials. Plus Fraud at Luckin Coffee. (24)

In this class, I talk about my interview with Huawei about their 2019 financial results. And a bit about the disclosure of fraud at Luckin Coffee.You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.This is part of Learning Goals: Level 3, with a focus on: #6 Basics of Huawei #10 More on HuaweiConcepts for this class: Digital Superpower #1: Dramatically Improve the User Experience Money Wars Hyperscaling vs. Blitzscaling Competitive Advantage: Economies of Scale Linked BusinessesCompanies for this class: Huawei Luckin Coffee———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.I also teach Jeff’s Asia Tech Class, an online course and daily commentary for busy executives on Asia tech and China’s digital leaders. At www.jefftowson.com

67 MIN6 h ago
Comments
My Interview With Huawei About Their 2019 Financials. Plus Fraud at Luckin Coffee. (24)

Why Didi Needs Driver Switching Costs. Uber Too. (23)

In this class, I talk about the basics of Didi and the importance of switching costs on the supplier side of the platform.This is part of Learning Goals: Level 3, with a focus on:#15 Basics of Didi and Switching CostsConcepts for this class: Switching Costs Network Effects Digital Platforms: Marketplaces for ServicesCompanies for this class: Didi Uber Meituan Ctrip———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.I also teach Jeff’s Asia Tech Class, an online course and daily commentary for busy executives on Asia tech and China’s digital leaders. My online class offers: Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia. Executive training in the strategies and tactics of advanced digital strategy. A unique view from the ground – and behind the scenes – of digital China. And the class is condensed to just 70 minutes a week – so even very busy executives can do it.

60 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Why Didi Needs Driver Switching Costs. Uber Too. (23)

Meituan vs. Ctrip vs. Alibaba: Who Will Win in China Services? (22)

In this class, I talk about the crazy collision of Ctrip, Meituan and Alibaba in services in China, particularly in hotels.How do Ctrip and Meituan compare in the following aspects?1) Bundling of services2) The Assets of a Marketplace Platform: Users, Activity and Data3) Network Effect4) Switching Costs This is part of Learning Goals: Level 3, with a focus on: #16 Basics of Ctrip, Meituan and Marketplace Platforms for ServicesConcepts for this class: Digital Platforms: Marketplaces for Products and Services Bundling and Cross-Selling Network Effects Switching CostsCompanies for this class: Ctrip Meituan Alibaba Fliggy———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.Please join my executive education course for deeper insights into China’s tech leaders. There is a 30-day free trial. This online class offers: Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia. Executive training in the strategies and tactics of advanced digital strategy. A u...

47 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Meituan vs. Ctrip vs. Alibaba: Who Will Win in China Services? (22)

What Is the Secret of Zoom’s Success in Video Communications? (21)

In this class, I talk about why Zoom has been so successful in video communications.Choose two options for why Zoom has been so successful.1) Good Product. Reliable, easy-to-use, high quality video communications.2) Viral service3) Collaboration / Coordination Platform4) Network Effect5) Switching CostsLearning Goal for this class: #14 Virality vs. Word of Mouth #15 Collaboration, Coordination, and Standardization PlatformsConcepts for this class: Digital Platforms: Collaboration / Coordination / Standardization Word of Mouth vs.Virality Network Effects Switching CostsCompanies for this class: Zoom———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.Please join my executive education course for deeper insights into China’s tech leaders. There is a 30-day free trial. This online class offers: Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia. Executive training in the strategies and tactics of advanced digital strategy. A unique view from the ...

66 MIN3 w ago
Comments
What Is the Secret of Zoom’s Success in Video Communications? (21)

What is the Secret of TikTok / Douyin's Success (20)

In this class, I talk about why TikTok / Douyin took off so rapidly and powerfully.Choose two options for why TikTok / Douyin has grown so fast?1) Addictive Product. Short personalized videos focused on memes, comedy, and lip syncs are a psychological hack.2) Easy to Use and Highly Shareable Content Types. Tap into CDCN.3) Audience-Builder Digital Platform4) Network Effect, including data network effect (also called learning effect)5) First mover in new space6) AI and Digitized Operating Model.Learning Goal for this class:    #12 the Basics of TikTok and Audience-Builder PlatformsConcepts for this class: Digital Platforms: Audience Builder B2B Customer View: Shareability, Word of Mouth and Virality China Digital Consumer Network Network Effects First Mover AI and Digital OperationsCompanies for this class: Bytedance / TikTok / Douyin———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.Please join my executive education course for deeper insights into China...

66 MINMAR 8
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What is the Secret of TikTok / Douyin's Success (20)

The Coronavirus Quarantine Economy Is Supercharging Taobao Live & the China Consumer Network (19)

In this class, I talk about how live-streaming and KOLs (especially Taobao Live) are activating the China Digital Consumer Network (CDCN). And how the coronavirus quarantine economy is supercharging this.You can listen here or at iTunes and Himalaya.Learning Goal for this class: #11 the Basics of CDCN, Social Media and KOLsConcepts for this class: China Digital Consumer Network Networks and Ecosystems Digital Platforms: Marketplaces Social Media, Influencers and KOLsCompanies for this class: JD / JD Live Alibaba / Taobao Live———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.Please join my executive education course for deeper insights into China’s tech leaders. There is a 30-day free trial. This online class offers: Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia. Executive training in the strategies and tactics of advanced digital strategy. A unique view from the ground – and behind the scenes – of digital China. And the class is cond...

46 MINMAR 1
Comments
The Coronavirus Quarantine Economy Is Supercharging Taobao Live & the China Consumer Network (19)

How Should Huawei's Smartphone Business Respond to the US Tech Ban? Part 2 (17)

In this class, we continue the discussion about what Huawei should have done after the US tech ban. In Part 1, we discussed the telco business. Here we talk about the consumer and smartphone business.I presented four options for what to do:1) Fix the supply chain and stay the course.2) Become a digital platform. This means building a smartphone operating system.3) Ignore Europe and focus mostly on China.4) Try to build an anti-US alliance for smartphone operating systems. Europe would be key.Concepts for this class: Digital Platforms vs. Products Innovation Platforms Operational Marathon Innovation Marathon (also under Rate of Learning)Companies for this class: Huawei Apple Xiaomi HTC———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.Please join my executive education course for deeper insights into China’s tech leaders. There is a 30-day free trial. This online class offers: Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia. Executive trai...

58 MINFEB 17
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How Should Huawei's Smartphone Business Respond to the US Tech Ban? Part 2 (17)

Review: Digital Platforms Are The Super Predators of Business (16)

In this class, we review the basics of digital platforms, which is one of the key learning goals for Level 2.You can listen here or at iTunes and Himalaya.———-I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.Please join my executive education course for deeper insights into China’s tech leaders. There is a 30-day free trial. This online class offers: Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia. Executive training in the strategies and tactics of advanced digital strategy. A unique view from the ground – and behind the scenes – of digital China. And the class is condensed to just 70 minutes a week – so even very busy executives can do it via podcast at iTunes and Himalaya.

32 MINFEB 10
Comments
Review: Digital Platforms Are The Super Predators of Business (16)

Review: The Sexy But Dangerous Economics of Digital (15)

In this class, we review the basics of digital economics, which is one of the key learning goals for Level 2.You can listen here or at iTunes.Concepts for this class: Digital and Information Economics-----Please join my executive education course for deeper insights into China’s tech leaders. There is a 30-day free trial. This online class offers: Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia. Executive training in the strategies and tactics of advanced digital strategy. A unique view from the ground – and behind the scenes – of digital China. And the class is condensed to just 70 minutes a week – so even very busy executives can do it via podcast at iTunes and Himalaya.

23 MINFEB 5
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Review: The Sexy But Dangerous Economics of Digital (15)

How Should Huawei Have Responded to the US Tech Ban? Part 1 (14)

In this class, we discuss Huawei's tech ban and what the company should have done.You can listen at my website or at iTunes and Himalaya. Please join my executive education course on China’s tech leaders and Asian digital combat. There is a 30-day free trial.

69 MINJAN 23
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How Should Huawei Have Responded to the US Tech Ban? Part 1 (14)

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