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The State of China & SoftBank in 2019 with Shai Oster

Shai Oster, the Asia Bureau Chief from The Information reviews the year of 2019 on how the technology giants in China and SoftBank have fared and offers his annual predictions to what will be happening in 2020. Shai reviewed his 2018 predictions and ranked how each of them have gone for 2019. In addition, he offered his perspectives on how Huawei and ByteDance will face constant challenges in their overseas expansion and whether SoftBank will raise their 2nd fund and the downstream impact from their debacle with Wework trickling down to Oyo, Didi and Grab in 2020. Last but not least, Shai throws forward what he thinks will happen in 2020. Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion (with time-stamps included): Shai Oster (@beijingscribe, LinkedIn, TheInformation Profile), Asia Bureau Chief in The Information So since your last appearance on the show, what have you been up to? 2018 predictions Didi to IPO in end 2019. ByteDance will continue to grow and fight Facebook in Southeast Asia, but will not IPO. Ant Financial’s path to IPO is not clear. What will happen to Xiaomi with their overseas expansion? First-quarter of scary growth in China and followed by the wave of government stimulus in China. State of China and SoftBank for 2019 What are the few events which you feel that 2019 has shifted the trajectory for SoftBank and Chinese tech giants? Event 1: The US and China Relationship: There is obviously a lot of tension between the two countries, and a display of that tension can be seen in what has happened to Huawei in the last year. There was the trade ban that is forcing US companies like Google & Qualcomm to stop providing to Huawei & also the FCC ban that stops the use of government fund to purchase equipment from Huawei. It seems like Huawei is always in the news these days, from their product launches, to their lawsuits, and also the recent employee detainment allegations. How has Huawei been doing and coping with all the challenges they’re facing in the U.S.? Do you think that the Huawei CEO has been responding well to the critics? What is the future of 5G for Huawei across the world? Event 2: The SoftBank debacle with Wework and Vision Fund 2 We all know that WeWork is not what used to be, so has Vision Fund 1 reached the peak with Wework’s collapse? How has that changed the way how the public markets have perceived the startup unicorns given that Uber have not performed well for their IPO and Wework failed to even go public? Will Oyo in India be the next on a similar trajectory with Wework? Will SoftBank be able to raise the 2nd Vision Fund in 2020? Are the other unicorns backed by SoftBank in danger, for example, Bytedance and Grab? Event 3: The public markets for Chinese Tech Startups Alibaba has just popped in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, after Xiaomi and Meituan-Dianping, do you think that HKSE will be the Chinese tech startups’ port of call for IPO? With the chaos in Hong Kong and investors moving their assets from Hong Kong to Singapore, do you foresee that the HKSE will lose its pole position as a financial hub and what it means for chinese tech giants planning to go IPO? Other long term implications & effects to businesses & tech companies? Event 4: Bytedance Will Bytedance end up in the same predicament similar to Huawei? Bytedance is also getting pushback in India, does that mean that the overseas growth potential for this company will end?

59 MIN2019 DEC 31
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The State of China & SoftBank in 2019 with Shai Oster

Episode 171: Business Leadership & Asian Family Businesses with Paul Bradley

Paul William Bradley, chairman and founder of the Caprica International joined us in a conversation to discuss business leadership, working with Asian family businesses, the future of logistics and supply chain in Asia and his role to guide and mentor entrepreneurs. In the first of a two part conversation, Paul shared his story on how he moved from the United States to Asia and become an established business leader working with the leading Asian family businesses in logistics & supply chain and the interesting lessons learnt from culture to people management in his journey across Asia. Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion (with time-stamps included): Paul William Bradley (@paulwbradley, LinkedIn), Chairman of Caprica International(Facebook, @capricaint) [0:46] I want to start from your current role and then move backwards. What is your role and coverage as the Chairman of Caprica International? [1:30] How did you start your career? [3:16] Before you are in...

28 MIN2017 MAR 22
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Episode 171: Business Leadership & Asian Family Businesses with Paul Bradley

15 Minutes Beta Episode 3: FirstRide

Bernard and Justin talk all things India and cars with the ever exciting Prasoon, CTO of FirstRide. Prasoon lends great advice to young entrepreneurs looking for problems to solve: look at what annoys you in your own life! India’s burgeoning middle class is increasingly looking to buy cars, as Prasoon explains, car ownership is a significant status symbol in India making FirstRide’s go-to-market timing impeccable. Consumers use FirstRide to book test drives. FirstRidework with dealers to bring the test drive to the customer’s doorstep as soon as the next day –a luxury that pampers the customer. They drive on familiar roads and can bring the whole family along. Buyers can compare financing options, determine their budget, and apply for loans, all online. We promise them a great price and take a $100 deposit online. Now consumers can buy a car in a matter of 2–3 days, without ever visiting a dealership. (JFDI Profile) Podcast Information: You can subscribe to us using this RSS fe...

--2015 SEP 6
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15 Minutes Beta Episode 3: FirstRide

15 Minutes Beta Episode 2: Bakipa

In an exciting chat, Bernard and Justin talk with Marigold and Tom, the founders of Bakipa. As we learned in the show, Bakipa stands for Babies, Kids and Parents as the marketplace caters to all three! In this revealing discussion, Marigold talks about the success of the duos Facebook campaigns and varying strategies to monetize the marketplace. We expect big things from these two new parents! A marketplace for parents to buy, sell and search for everything ‘family’ from JFDI.Asia. Podcast Information: You can subscribe to us using this RSS feed and iTunes. 15 Minutes (Beta Season) is produced by Bernard Leong (@bleongcw) & Justin Rotman (@justinrotman). Photo Credits: Tan Siok Siok (@sioksiok)

--2015 SEP 1
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15 Minutes Beta Episode 2: Bakipa

15 Minutes Beta Episode 1: Taembe

In the inaugural episode of 15 minutes, Bernard and Justin talk to Don Phan, founder and CEO of Taembe.com (ta-um-bey). The trio discuss the the evolution of e-commerce in Vietnam, a key factor in Taembe’s success. Don also provides insight about Vietnam’s demographics, making it ripe for Taembe and ecommerce in general. We also discuss Taembe’s expansion plans throughout the region. Taembe.comfrom JFDI.Asia:Thediapers.com/honest.com adaptation for Vietnam and Thailand. Podcast Information: You can subscribe to us using this RSS feed and iTunes. 15 Minutes (Beta Season) is produced by Bernard Leong (@bleongcw) & Justin Rotman (@justinrotman). Photo Credits: Tan Siok Siok (@sioksiok)

11 MIN2015 AUG 29
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15 Minutes Beta Episode 1: Taembe
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Latest Episodes

The State of China & SoftBank in 2019 with Shai Oster

Shai Oster, the Asia Bureau Chief from The Information reviews the year of 2019 on how the technology giants in China and SoftBank have fared and offers his annual predictions to what will be happening in 2020. Shai reviewed his 2018 predictions and ranked how each of them have gone for 2019. In addition, he offered his perspectives on how Huawei and ByteDance will face constant challenges in their overseas expansion and whether SoftBank will raise their 2nd fund and the downstream impact from their debacle with Wework trickling down to Oyo, Didi and Grab in 2020. Last but not least, Shai throws forward what he thinks will happen in 2020. Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion (with time-stamps included): Shai Oster (@beijingscribe, LinkedIn, TheInformation Profile), Asia Bureau Chief in The Information So since your last appearance on the show, what have you been up to? 2018 predictions Didi to IPO in end 2019. ByteDance will continue to grow and fight Facebook in Southeast Asia, but will not IPO. Ant Financial’s path to IPO is not clear. What will happen to Xiaomi with their overseas expansion? First-quarter of scary growth in China and followed by the wave of government stimulus in China. State of China and SoftBank for 2019 What are the few events which you feel that 2019 has shifted the trajectory for SoftBank and Chinese tech giants? Event 1: The US and China Relationship: There is obviously a lot of tension between the two countries, and a display of that tension can be seen in what has happened to Huawei in the last year. There was the trade ban that is forcing US companies like Google & Qualcomm to stop providing to Huawei & also the FCC ban that stops the use of government fund to purchase equipment from Huawei. It seems like Huawei is always in the news these days, from their product launches, to their lawsuits, and also the recent employee detainment allegations. How has Huawei been doing and coping with all the challenges they’re facing in the U.S.? Do you think that the Huawei CEO has been responding well to the critics? What is the future of 5G for Huawei across the world? Event 2: The SoftBank debacle with Wework and Vision Fund 2 We all know that WeWork is not what used to be, so has Vision Fund 1 reached the peak with Wework’s collapse? How has that changed the way how the public markets have perceived the startup unicorns given that Uber have not performed well for their IPO and Wework failed to even go public? Will Oyo in India be the next on a similar trajectory with Wework? Will SoftBank be able to raise the 2nd Vision Fund in 2020? Are the other unicorns backed by SoftBank in danger, for example, Bytedance and Grab? Event 3: The public markets for Chinese Tech Startups Alibaba has just popped in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, after Xiaomi and Meituan-Dianping, do you think that HKSE will be the Chinese tech startups’ port of call for IPO? With the chaos in Hong Kong and investors moving their assets from Hong Kong to Singapore, do you foresee that the HKSE will lose its pole position as a financial hub and what it means for chinese tech giants planning to go IPO? Other long term implications & effects to businesses & tech companies? Event 4: Bytedance Will Bytedance end up in the same predicament similar to Huawei? Bytedance is also getting pushback in India, does that mean that the overseas growth potential for this company will end?

59 MIN2019 DEC 31
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The State of China & SoftBank in 2019 with Shai Oster

Episode 171: Business Leadership & Asian Family Businesses with Paul Bradley

Paul William Bradley, chairman and founder of the Caprica International joined us in a conversation to discuss business leadership, working with Asian family businesses, the future of logistics and supply chain in Asia and his role to guide and mentor entrepreneurs. In the first of a two part conversation, Paul shared his story on how he moved from the United States to Asia and become an established business leader working with the leading Asian family businesses in logistics & supply chain and the interesting lessons learnt from culture to people management in his journey across Asia. Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion (with time-stamps included): Paul William Bradley (@paulwbradley, LinkedIn), Chairman of Caprica International(Facebook, @capricaint) [0:46] I want to start from your current role and then move backwards. What is your role and coverage as the Chairman of Caprica International? [1:30] How did you start your career? [3:16] Before you are in...

28 MIN2017 MAR 22
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Episode 171: Business Leadership & Asian Family Businesses with Paul Bradley

15 Minutes Beta Episode 3: FirstRide

Bernard and Justin talk all things India and cars with the ever exciting Prasoon, CTO of FirstRide. Prasoon lends great advice to young entrepreneurs looking for problems to solve: look at what annoys you in your own life! India’s burgeoning middle class is increasingly looking to buy cars, as Prasoon explains, car ownership is a significant status symbol in India making FirstRide’s go-to-market timing impeccable. Consumers use FirstRide to book test drives. FirstRidework with dealers to bring the test drive to the customer’s doorstep as soon as the next day –a luxury that pampers the customer. They drive on familiar roads and can bring the whole family along. Buyers can compare financing options, determine their budget, and apply for loans, all online. We promise them a great price and take a $100 deposit online. Now consumers can buy a car in a matter of 2–3 days, without ever visiting a dealership. (JFDI Profile) Podcast Information: You can subscribe to us using this RSS fe...

--2015 SEP 6
Comments
15 Minutes Beta Episode 3: FirstRide

15 Minutes Beta Episode 2: Bakipa

In an exciting chat, Bernard and Justin talk with Marigold and Tom, the founders of Bakipa. As we learned in the show, Bakipa stands for Babies, Kids and Parents as the marketplace caters to all three! In this revealing discussion, Marigold talks about the success of the duos Facebook campaigns and varying strategies to monetize the marketplace. We expect big things from these two new parents! A marketplace for parents to buy, sell and search for everything ‘family’ from JFDI.Asia. Podcast Information: You can subscribe to us using this RSS feed and iTunes. 15 Minutes (Beta Season) is produced by Bernard Leong (@bleongcw) & Justin Rotman (@justinrotman). Photo Credits: Tan Siok Siok (@sioksiok)

--2015 SEP 1
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15 Minutes Beta Episode 2: Bakipa

15 Minutes Beta Episode 1: Taembe

In the inaugural episode of 15 minutes, Bernard and Justin talk to Don Phan, founder and CEO of Taembe.com (ta-um-bey). The trio discuss the the evolution of e-commerce in Vietnam, a key factor in Taembe’s success. Don also provides insight about Vietnam’s demographics, making it ripe for Taembe and ecommerce in general. We also discuss Taembe’s expansion plans throughout the region. Taembe.comfrom JFDI.Asia:Thediapers.com/honest.com adaptation for Vietnam and Thailand. Podcast Information: You can subscribe to us using this RSS feed and iTunes. 15 Minutes (Beta Season) is produced by Bernard Leong (@bleongcw) & Justin Rotman (@justinrotman). Photo Credits: Tan Siok Siok (@sioksiok)

11 MIN2015 AUG 29
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15 Minutes Beta Episode 1: Taembe
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