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The ship designer

The ship designer

Hu Yong: Kevin Kelly said that being ‘out of control’ needs to be top down. We can use an analogy here: for modern companies on the unstable seas of today, if the captain doesn’t have enough control, the boat faces...

Zhang Ruimin – The beginning

Zhang Ruimin – The beginning

Zhang Ruimin was born in Qingdao in January 1949. During the Cultural Revolution he was a ‘laosanjie’ – a student who graduated during the particularly turbulent late sixties period. He continued in his father’s shoes, working as a manual worker....

Leading enterprises vs. treadmill enterprises

Leading enterprises vs. treadmill enterprises

At Haier, we believe we should be brave enough to ‘deny ourselves’, a concept deeply rooted in Chinese philosophy. ‘Denying ourselves’ is to get rid of the idea that we are successful and to be aware that we need to...

Why enterprises exist

Why enterprises exist

The fundamental purpose of enterprises is not to make money. What then is the fundamental purpose of an enterprise? It is to create users. Imagine a two-dimensional graph, with a vertical and a horizontal axis. The horizontal axis is substantially...

Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: Alex Hill

Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: Alex Hill

Alex Hill (@profalexhill) is the co-founder and director of The Centre for High Performance (a collaboration between senior faculty at the Universities of Oxford and Kingston) dedicated to helping high-performing organizations to develop a stronger and more robust UK economy,...

Disrupt Yourself with Pay for Results

Whitney Johnson explores Marshall’s pay for results philosophy and business approach. Learn where it started and how Marshall has the guts it takes to put his “money where his mouth is”. Accompanying Written Blog Marshall’s Complete Video Blogs

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