Articles

The following is a partial list of articles that I have written that have been published in print and online publications, most recent first. My personal favorites are in blue.

 “It’s Time for Brands and PR Agencies to Stop Paying Off the Chinese Media” Advertising Age, November 23, 2015

“In a Globalized World, Differences Matter,” Stream, November 19, 2015

“Why Buy the Hardware When China is Getting the IP for Free?” Foreign Policy, April 24, 2015

Economic Resilience Will Be Determined By The Chinese People, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Tufts University, Boston, February 5, 2015

“Lu Wei’s Facebook Gambit” SeekingAlpha, New York, December 23, 2014

“Yahoo! China According to Susan Decker” SeekingAlpha, New York, August 15, 2014

“Alibaba: How Big A Deal Is It?” ChinaFile, The Asia Society, New York, July 24, 2014

“Barely Afloat” SeekingAlpha, New York, January 31, 2014

“Is Apple Going (China) Mobile?” SeekingAlpha, New York, December 9, 2013

“Qualcomm: Cometh the Reaper?” SeekingAlpha, New York, November 27, 2013

“Bill Bishop on Apple: We Need More Mojo,” SeekingAlpha, New York, September 23, 2013

Kowtow Now: Why foreign companies need to swallow their pride and get used to apologizing in China,” Foreign Policy, April 4, 2013

The Coming Rise of Foxconn,” SeekingAlphaNew York, January 10, 2013

“CNOOC and the ARC of Chinese Global Acquisitions,” SeekingAlpha, New York, December 30, 2012

“Where is Tencent Going?” SeekingAlpha, New York, August 30, 2012

“How Apple conquered China (Part 2): Breaking the global-local marketing ‘rules,’ “ warc, July 2012

“How Apple Conquered China (Part 1): The unplanned success story,” warc, July 2012

“Marketers and China’s Microblogs: Sina Weibo vs Tencent Weibo,” warc, June 2012

“Social Media in China: A Marketre’s Guide,” warc, June 2012

“The Return of NewsCorp,” SeekingAlpha, New York, May 22, 2012

“Apps versus web: The future of mobile marketing in China,” warc, May 2012

“Mobile best practice in China: Separating the reality from the hype,” warc, May 2012

“Can marketers rescue China’s mobile web? Insights from GMIC 2012,” warc, May 2012

“Social and mobile in China: New developments for marketers,” warc. May 2012

“Apple, Outsourcing, and Taking Back the Factory Floor,” SeekingAlpha, New York, February 8, 2012

“Baidu Case Study: Shanghai General Motors at the Shanghai World Expo,” warc, October 2011

“Baidu: A Marketer’s Guide,” warc, October 2011

“China’s Yahoo-Alipay Warning,” SeekingAlpha, New York, July 26, 2011

“Getting Real about the News Corp. Scandal,” SeekingAlpha, New York, July 19, 2011

“Closing the digital gap between Asia’s consumers and marketers: Digital Matters 2011,” warc, June 2011

“The role of advertising in digital media: Digital Matters 2011,” warc, June 2011

“MTV and Sony Music on reaching Asia’s millennials: Digital Matters 2011,warc, June 2011

“Asia’s digital publishers talk apps, not ads: Digital Matters 2011,” warc, June 2011

“Asia’s mobile entertainment industry – looking beyond ads: Digital Matters,” warc, June 2011

“Marketers challenged to pace changes in China’s online video outlets: Digital Matters 2011,” warc, June 2011

“Whither Alibaba’s Mobile Operating System?” SeekingAlpha, New York, May 3, 2011

“Will Yum Be Able to Pounce on Little Sheep?” SeekingAlpha, New York, May 2, 2011

“Sina and the Rise of China’s Mobile Internet: Global Mobile Internet Conference 2011,” warc, May 2011

“Apps: Angry birds vs Alibaba – Global Mobile Internet Conference 2011,” warc, May 2011

“Mobile Marketing in China: 987 Million Users and No Scale – Global Mobile Internet Conference 2011,” warc, May 2011

“Eight Rules of Mobile Marketing – Global Mobile Internet Conference 2011,” warc, May 2011

“Bad Things Happening at Nokia Product Development,” SeekingAlpha, New York, April 11, 2011

“China’s Mobile OS Wars: Rear-Guard Action or Savvy Chess Moves?” SeekingAlpha, New York, March 30, 2011

“Insight into China’s Global Luxury Consumer,” SeekingAlpha, New York, February 13, 2011

“GM’s Turnaround Will Come From China,” SeekingAlpha, New York, December 29, 2010

China’s Online Video Services: Viable Medium or Laboratory?” warc, December 2010

“Market Share is Bunk: Why Apple is Leaving Room for Android in China,” SeekingAlpha, New York, November 24, 2010

“A report from the Stanford China 2.0 conference: tradition still trumps technology,” warc, October 2010

“China and the Oracle Gambit,” SeekingAlpha, New York, September 27, 2010

“Hollywood and China’s Three Goals for Film,” SeekingAlpha, New York, September 15, 2010

“Rebuilding Hollywood with BRICS,” SeekingAlpha, New York, September 14, 2010

Parting advice for young marcomms people,Media, Hong Kong, September 10, 2010

“Construction Equipment Industry Gears Up for Chinese Competition,” SeekingAlpha, New York, September 1, 2010

“Freeing China’s Free Agents,” SeekingAlpha, New York, August 31, 2010

“Chinese Direct Investment in the US: A ‘Brand China’ Issue?” SeekingAlpha, New York, August 31, 2010

“The Real Question for China’s Construction Equipment Makers,” SeekingAlpha, New York, August 25, 2010

“China Needs to Gain Trust Before Pursuing US Investments,” SeekingAlpha, New York, August 24, 2010

“The Case for Splitting Hollywood,” SeekingAlpha, New York, August 19, 2010

“In Search of Chinese Monopolies,” SeekingAlpha, New York, August 12, 2010

Time has come to debunk the myth of ‘Brand China”, Media, Hong Kong, July 21, 2010

Wise PR counsel is as vital to CEOs as an army of lawyers,” Media, Hong Kong, June 16, 2010

“Charles River Laboratories, WuXi PharmaTech: A Little Medicine for a Big Pharma Deal,” SeekingAlpha, New York, June 21, 2010

“China, Brands, and Black Swans,” SeekingAlpha, New York, June 18, 2010

“For the Apparel Business, China Isn’t So Easy to Replace,” SeekingAlpha, New York, June 16, 2010

Understanding New China,AdAge China, Hong Kong, June 9, 2010

“How Deng’s Ghost Threatens China’s Innovation,” SeekingAlpha, New York, June 7, 2010

“Does Every Brand Belong in China?” SeekingAlpha, New York, May 30, 2010

“Are We Looking at a Slowdown in China’s Outward Investment?” SeekingAlpha, New York, May 25, 2010

“Gadget Makers Need to Trust Their Users More,” SeekingAlpha, New YorkMay 24, 2010

“Dealing with China’s ‘Soft Protectionism,'” SeekingAlpha, New York, May 20, 2010

“Is Legend Abandoning the PC Fight?” SeekingAlpha, New York, May 17, 2010

Why wait for Tudou to capture China’s online viewers?,Media, Hong Kong, April 29, 2010

“China’s Internet Empires: Keeping Your Eye on the Ball,” SeekingAlpha, New York, April 14, 2010

“The U.S. Needs to Broaden Its Approaches in Dealing with China’s Currency Issues,” SeekingAlpha, New York, April 13, 2010

“How Mobile is My Valley?” SeekingAlpha, New York, April 13, 2010

“Culture is Overlooked in E-Commerce,” SeekingAlpha, New York, April 7, 2010

“The Google Shuffle and the Hong Kong Twist,” SeekingAlpha, New York, March 23, 2010

With Google Out, Will Baidu Reign in China?,” AdAge Global, New York, March 16, 2010

“WTO vs. Chinese Censorship: Commercial or Political Motives?” SeekingAlpha, New York, March 10, 2010

“9 Challenges to Chinese Indigenous Innovation,” SeekingAlpha, New York, February 24, 2010

“China’s Route to Best Practices: It’s Not M&A,” SeekingAlpha, New York, February 21, 2010

The Internet Does Not Rise Above Nations and Cultures,” AdAge China, Hong Kong, February 10, 2010;

“Wharton Pushes for More Chinese M&A,” SeekingAlpha, New York, February 10, 2010

“Toyota’s PR Problem Endemic Throughout Asia,” SeekingAlpha, New York, February 9, 2010

Google’s Exit: Baidu’s monopoly will cause advertisers to reevaluate search spend in China,” Media, Hong Kong, February 8, 2010

“The Prospects for Asian Brands,” SeekingAlpha, New York, January 25, 2010

“Is Relativity the Future of Hollywood Financing?” SeekingAlpha, New York, December 29, 2009

“GOME: Suffering from Multiple Retailing Problems,” SeekingAlpha, New York, November 19, 2009

“The Challenges of Doing Business in China,” SeekingAlpha, New York, October 14, 2009

Come East, Young Man, But Buy Your Own Ticket,” Advertising Age, August 3, 2009

Should Chinese brands look after Brand China? Media, Hong Kong, January 29, 2009

3G: To Market, To Market,Advertising Age, New York, January 14, 2009

Brands could do with ‘cataclysm management,’” Media, Hong Kong, December 11, 2008

Forget ‘downturn’, let’s just view it as a little ‘dip,’” Media, Hong Kong, November 13, 2008

Obama, China, and a New Public Diplomacy,” Advertising Age, New York, November 12, 2008

Sanlu Could Be a Bionic Brand,” Advertising Age, New York, October 15, 2008

Beijing Games Reveal Internet’s Limitations,” Advertising Age, New York, August 25, 2008

Selling Phelps: Not in China,Advertising Age, New York, August 18, 2008

Li-Ning’s Spanish Inquisition,” Advertising Age, New York, August 15, 2008

“Let the Ambush Games Begin,” Advertising Age, New York, August 11, 2008

Five Rings, Five Questions: The economic model that has sustained the Olympics since Los Angeles in 1984 is under threat,Advertising Age, New York, August 5, 2008

“Ethnic Cleansing in the Workplace Misses the Point,” Business Beijing, Beijing, February 2008

Quality: Made in China,” Business Beijing, Beijing, January 2008

“Stay East, Young Man,” Business Beijing, Beijing, December 2007

The Olympics and Corporate Social Responsibility,” China CSR, Beijing, August 20, 2007

State-Owned Enterprises and CSR,” China CSR, Beijing, August 2, 2007

China’s Creaking Philanthropy Infrastructure,” China CSR, Beijing, July 6, 2007

Agenda Imperialists,” China CSR, Beijing, April 17, 2007

Chinese Consumer Social Responsibility for March 15,” China CSR, Beijing, March 15, 2007

Sorry, That is Not CSR,” China CSR, Beijing, January 30, 2007

American Companies and Net Censorship: Time For A Solution, China Tech News, Beijing, February 18, 2006

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