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Book Talks

September 13
Roundtable Discussion: US-China
hosted by 
Nixon Peabody's 
David Kaufman 
MIT Enterprise Forum
Cambridge, MA
September 16
with VC Hurst Lin and Professor Mike Grandinetti
NYC Club Talks (private)
Sept. 10, 18, 19, 24

New York
China Institute
September 23
Burlingame, CA
Burlingame library

Palo Alto
Stanford University
Oct. 2
Portland, Ore. 
NW China Council
Oct. 7
Washington, DC
Brookings Institution
US-China Business Council

How To Academy
October 21  

Conduit Club  
October 23

Country club
October 30

AmCham Shanghai
November 4

Blk 71
November 7

Hong Kong
November 6

Hong Kong
AmCham Hong Kong
November 14


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The Strategy Behind TikTok's Global Rise 

Few tech startups have taken off as quickly as Beijing-based ByteDance, the creator of the highly popular 15-second video app, TikTok. In just two years, TikTok has emerged to rival companies like Netflix, YouTube, Snapchat, and Facebook with more than one billion downloads in 150 markets worldwide and 75 languages. On the app, homemade videos showcase everything from comedy to lip syncs to dog grooming tips that users create and share on their phones. The scrappy, goofy, fast-moving content has hooked young audiences around the world. 
A strategy of  dual versions of TikTok - one for China's internet censored market and another for the rest of the world - could be a new model for other digital content companies aiming for such global reach.
See my recently published article in 
Harvard Business Review, based on content in my new book,  Tech Titans of China .

Alibaba's Jack Ma Steps Down As Executive Chairman: 
The Impact
Alibaba's Jack Ma steps down as executive chairman
Quest Means Business on
CNN International: Interview with Rebecca Fannin, author,
Tech Titans of China 

Jack Ma's departure after 20 years at the helm signals the passing of an era in China tech that has become far larger than one person or one tech titan. Now, Alibaba will have to get used to business without Jack Ma at crucial time as the US and China are caught in a tech and trade conflict.  
Read Forbes: Alibaba Minus Jack Ma

The future of China tech giants: from drones to mobile apps for everything.  Click to listen to 
Economist Radio interview by Babbage host and senior editor  Ken Cukier  with author Rebecca Fannin

The rise of China technology and the impact of a US-China tech cold war. Click to hear my
Bloomberg BusinessWeek radio interview talking about Tech Titans of China with
Sunday Morning Review  interview with WBZ in Boston. 
Host Matt Schaffer does a Q&A with me that amounts to a mini-digest of Tech Titans of China
How China has become a global tech and venture superpower. 

NPR Radio Interview: Marketplace Morning Report  
More on Jack Ma retiring. To me, his leaving wasn't the biggest news since his departure has been planned for several years and a successor team is in place. Ma will still have influence on the business, too.
i24 News, TV Interview: MORE on Jack Ma! with anchor Michelle Makori. Click here to view.

WGBH interview in Boston on Sept. 16 with host Linda Polach
was livestreamed on Facebook. Check back soon for the clip. 

A New Era Unfolds: From Silicon Dragon 
to Tech Titans of China
Silicon Dragon
Tech Titans of China is not an update of my first book, Silicon Dragon .
If you read both, you'll know for sure!

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