ValuingYouth -is it economically and socially possible for our generation's greatest leaders sustain the most good? Linkin if you
help the greatest #learninggeneration search out community of collaboration entrepreneurs
join in designing a package travel guide to entrepreneurs whose alumni are sustaining world
for half of us aged under 30 rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org
thank goodness for friendships with china-
their businesses were formed after
my grandad's survey of entrepreneurial revolution (The Economist 1976) clarified service and learning's digtital economies requried totally
different valuation metrics than than zeros-sum age of consuming things and externalising risks across borders -thanks jack
for designing e-comerce channels and financial services that win-win with vilage SME's- next can you help transform education
Thanks Yue not since Ray Andersonwasalive do my generation have a green entrpreneur to learn from that inspires us half as much as you
| || Roughly every 10 years a really big “local to global” question has waved across
peoples and nations- what will humans massively do next with telecoms and computers? |
Strangely schools have not been pro-actively designed so that families could be communally confident of the future
getting better for everyone. Over-examination has blocked what ought to have been the greatest freedom ever celebrated by
we the peoples.
How will the death of cost of distance as primary
communications dynamic change the collaborative capabilities of our human species and livelihoods of youth?
- D Late 2000s smartphones, and cloud and every other connection
- C Late 1990s dumb phones
and worldwide web
- B Late 1980s personal computers and worldwide web
Up to late 1970s terminals and minicomputers and big computers
collaboration between man and computer can race to the moon –what’s next
New at C : the Chinese speaking world started their own explorations- changing what had previously been a monotone
western (English language) game play; in the West corporations had a lot invested in brick channels and united in attacking
most dotcoms community-enterprise networks (see www.cluetrain.com for what western youth at turn of millennium never had a
completely open source opportunity to co-create with the west). Out of China something completely different has been evolving
HOW URGENTLY DO YOU AGREE THAT TIME IS NOW FOR THE GREATEST ENTREPRENEURIAL
CHALLENGE OF ALL TIMES AND ALL SOCIETIES?
If we could make a wish for 7,25
billion peoples it would be that the late 2010s scales the question – how can we value the half of the world aged under
30 to be the greatest #learningeneration. We have scoped extraordinary sustainability goals – but are the 3 generations
youth, parent, grandparents going to transform beyond every conflict that history has spiraled to a happy peaceful sustainable
human race form 2030 onwards...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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Does anywhere have a more exciting Entrepreneurs Club than China? rsvp email@example.com wash dc usa
text 240 316 8157
Chairman, China Entrepreneur Club
Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group
President, China Entrepreneur Club; President of Council, National Fund for Technology Transfer and Commercialization;
Former President, China Merchants Bank
Founder and Vice President, China Entrepreneur Club; Founder and Chief Guideline Officer, Zhisland
Jiurnalist Liu may be retiring -he founded CEC
Vice President, China Entrepreneur Club; Chairman, New Hope Group; Vice Chairman, China Minsheng Banking Corp.,
Vice President, China Entrepreneur Club; Chairman and CEO, New Oriental Education and Technology Group; Founding
Partner, Angel Plus
Vice President, China Entrepreneur Club; Chairman, Fosun Group
Executive Chairman, Delong Holding Limited
Chairman and CEO, HuaYi Brothers Media Co., Ltd.
Chairman & CEO, yonyou Network Technology Co., Ltd.
Chairman, ENN Group
Chairman, Suntrans Group; Chairman, Puxiang Health Group; Curator, Shenyu Museum
Vice Chairman and President, JuneYao Group
Chairman, Ai You Charity Foundation
Chairman of the Board, Tentimes Group Co., Inc.
CEO, HTC Group
Founder, Mengniu Dairy Group; Founder and Honorary President, Lao Niu Foundation
Founding Managing Director, Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC)
Chairman, Vantone Holdings Co., Ltd.
Chairman, aigo Digital Technology Co. Ltd.
Chairman, China Oceanwide Holdings Group
Chairman of the Board, COFCO Corporation
Chairman, China Broadband Capital Partners, L.P. (CBC); Chairman, AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc.
Chairman, Suntone Group
Chairman, Eagle International Group Holdings (South Africa)
Vice Chairman, CITIC Securities; Chairman and CEO, CITIC Private Equity Funds Management Co., Ltd.
Chairman and CEO, Neusoft Corporation
Chairman, China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited
Chairwoman, Longfor Group
Chief Representative, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Asia Pacific Region; Chairman, LAONIU Foundation
Chairman and CEO,CITIC Capital Holdings Limited
Sichuan Haidilao Catering Company Ltd
Chairman of the Board and CEO, TCL Corporation
Chairman & CEO, GL Capital Group
Chairman of the Board, SITC International Holdings Co., Ltd.
Founding Chairman and CEO, ChinaEquity Group Inc.
Chairman of the Board, Intime Department Store (Group) Co., Ltd.
Chairman, Metersbonwe Fashion and Accessories Co., Ltd.
Chairman, White-collar Fashion Co., Ltd.
Chairman of the Board, Central China Real Estate Ltd.
Chairman, Legend Holdings Corporation;Founder & Honorary Chairman, Lenovo Group Limited
CEO, Le Holdings (Beijing) Co., Ltd
Chairwoman, EVE Group
Chairman of the Board, Tsinghua Holdings
Chairman and CEO, SINA Corporation; Chairman, Weibo Corporation
Board Chairman, Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group
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Chairman, CITIC Group Corporation (CITIC Limited Corporation)
Chairman of the Board and CEO, Far East Holding Group Co., Ltd.
Secretary-General, China Entrepreneur Club
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Researcher, Development Research Center for the State Council
Chief Negotiator of China's WTO accession,Former secretary-general of BOAO Forum for Asia
Vice Chairman, China Top Brand Strategy Promotion Committee
Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Group of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Senior Research Fellow of Counsellors'
office of the State Council
Professor of Economics, National School of Development, Peking University
Professor, National School of Development, Peking University
Professor of Economics and Finance, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
Dean and Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
green summit 2014 2015 summit
May 2016 Beijing
On May 8, China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) leaders
Jack Ma, Liu Chuanzhi, Ma Weihua, Liu Yonghao and Liu Donghua sat down with over 130 media representatives to conduct a dialogue
on the present and future of the CEC.
Since founding in 2006, Liu Chuanzhi held role as Chairman of
the CEC, guiding the development of the club mission and vision to better business in China, improve the respect for entrepreneurship,
and foster sustainable growth across all business sectors. "From the start, the CEC has developed a mission centered
on best channeling our contributions to society. This is a continuous process of debate and improvement." Liu said.
Liu confirmed his recent retirement from the CEC Chairman position, and the careful consideration in
supporting Jack Ma as the next Chairman. "Jack is probably the most internationally representative Chinese business leader,
and also one of the busiest. I do believe jack will make a great Chairman, and carry the CEC to new heights."
the newly appointed Chairman, Jack Ma was quick to assert the obstacles and goals of his role, stating, "Businessmen
in China don't have it easy; their class is still not appropriately understood or respected. This group must be known, must
progress, grow, and release its own absolute maximum potential. The establishment of the CEC carries the purpose of enabling
entrepreneurs to be recognized and acknowledged for the values they contribute to society."
Jack Ma emphasized the importance of entrepreneurs cultivating individual conviction, remaining grateful
for yesterday, revering tomorrow and cherishing today. "We join together not simply to speak out, but to create wider
social value in our growth, and establish a standard of excellence for entrepreneurs."
In conclusion, Ma summarized his core responsibilities as CEC Chairman in four aspects: 1) clarify
the relationship between business leaders and money; 2) clarify the relationship between business leaders and the government;
3) clarify the relationship between Chinese business leaders and the world; 4) rectify the relationship between the past and
"As the new Chairman, I have
stated clearly to the CEC members that I will operate in my own style, in what I believe is best for the CEC and China. For
the CEC to last several generations, centuries, she must have members committed to pioneering improvement and development
in a style all her own."
look inside the richest club in China
China Entrepreneur Club consists of 46 of China's top business leaders
In the north-west corner of Beijing, in an area renowned as a base for huge technology
companies, stands a non-descript building a few stories high.
Inside, in a small set of modest offices, is the hub
of something quite extraordinary - a club that counts billionaires amongst its members.
"There's little else like
it anywhere else in the world," says leadership expert Steve Tappin, who is the presenter of the BBC TV documentary China's
"It's very hard to imagine the top 50 CEOs in America or Europe happily getting together
or going on foreign trips as a group," he adds.
The China Entrepreneur Club consists of 46 of China's
top business leaders. They are joined by politicians, academics and other advisers.GETTY IMAGESJack Ma, founder of Chinese
internet giant Alibaba, is a member of The China Entrepreneur Club
Several of the members are billionaires. They include
Guo Guangchang, who's been described as China's answer to Warren Buffett, property tycoon Wang Jianlin, and Jack Ma of e-commerce
giant Alibaba, who's believed to have recently overtaken Mr Wang as China's richest man.
The club offers a forum where company
founders can meet and share ideas, and offer advice to each other.
Since it was formed in 2006, the organisation has held
regular events, some on a large scale. CEC members have also travelled the world together, meeting presidents and prime ministers
keen to learn more about China's business elite.
The club is extremely difficult to join, and new members are rarely
admitted. Amongst other attributes, candidates need to have an exemplary track record of business success, and must share
the club's values.Members
such as Fosun chairman Guo Guangchang must share the the club's values to join
Given that entrepreneurs are often
extremely competitive people, how could a club like this possibly work? The answer, according to Charles Chao, chief executive
of giant internet firm Sina, is that the members come from different industries, so they are not competing with one another.
"It's an honour just to belong to this organisation,"
adds Mr Chao.
Members also rally round each other when one of them encounters difficulties. Mr Chao says the level of support
available "is beyond my expectation." He sees it as a key benefit of membership.
So how did it all come about? The
answer partly lies in the uncertain status of the business community in China.
"Society sometimes mistreats
entrepreneurs, and has a lot of misconceptions about them," says the club's founder, Liu Donghua, who used to publish
a magazine aimed at people who have launched businesses.
Mr Liu says that one of the main reasons he started the
club was to promote greater acceptance and understanding of the private sector.OLI SCARFFFor decades under Communist
leader Mao Tse Tung, the state controlled the economy
Today, even though China may now be an economic juggernaut,
the events of the past still cast a long shadow.
For decades under Communist leader Mao Tse Tung, the state controlled
the economy. The private sector disappeared almost completely.
The violent and chaotic Cultural Revolution of the 1960s
and 70s damaged the social fabric, and trust between people was often lacking. This would have made doing business very difficult,
even if it had been possible.Joe
Baolin Zhou says in the 1970s and 1980s many people felt ashamed about being a business person
So when the Chinese
government began to open up the economy in the 1980s, the first wave of entrepreneurs found the going tough. They were often
greeted with suspicion.
"There's an old saying in our culture - there are no merchants or business people that
are not cunning or sly," says Joe Baolin Zhou, chief executive of Bond Education. "I still remember in the 1970s
and 80s a lot of intelligent people would feel ashamed of becoming a business person."
In addition to dealing with discouraging
social attitudes, business pioneers faced many other difficulties too.
Liu Chuanzhi is founder of huge computer company Lenovo,
and is also chairman of the China Entrepreneur Club. He says state-backed enterprises were often given special privileges
(such as favourable access to foreign currency), which made it difficult for start-ups like his to compete.
once the trailblazers of China Entrepreneur Club and others like them had achieved a level of success, some had doubts about
how long it would last.
"Chinese entrepreneurs survived unique circumstances like government intervention, and
the idea that 'the state advances as the private sector retreats,'" says CEC member and billionaire Huang Nubo. "Entrepreneurs
in the private sector in China live a difficult life. They need to fight against huge market uncertainty."Steve
Tappin says there is little else like the CEC anywhere else in the world
Social attitudes remain a challenge
"Successful entrepreneurs in China have an image problem," says Kent Deng, reader in economic history
at the London School of Economics. He believes that business leaders need to become more involved in charitable work, to help
change how they are perceived.
Some Chinese company bosses are now becoming philanthropists, with CEC member
Huang Nubo being just one of a number of wealthy entrepreneurs who have made substantial charitable donations.
it be enough to persuade an often sceptical Chinese public to be more welcoming of the business community?
Liu Chuanzhi says the club has a role to play: "We believe private companies of a certain magnitude, like ours, have
the responsibility and obligation to help enable the private sector enjoy healthier development in China".Huang
Nubo, who keeps a shark in his office, says getting entrepreneurs to cooperate requires "great skills"
most prominent Chinese business leaders, CEC members are reluctant to talk about or get involved in politics. Nevertheless
some members say they can see business leaders and organisations like the club playing a wider role in society.
founder of Northern Light Venture Capital, says he and some other CEC members have sponsored a private think tank, to look
at social and environmental issues such as what can be done about the problem of pollution.
"It's going in the right direction"
Club members say they get value from belonging to the organisation. But Huang Nubo warns that there are limits.
Huang has a large tank in his office, with a shark in it. He says there were originally three sharks - but the remaining one
killed the other two.
"It's not impossible for entrepreneurs to cooperate, but this requires great skills,"
documentary about the China Entrepreneur Club and the recent history of business in China will be broadcast on BBC World News
channel on 25th October at 09:30 and 21:30 and 26th October at 02:30 and 15:30. It will also be broadcast on the BBC News
channel on 25th October at 16:30 and 26th October at 01:30 and 10:30. All times are GMT.
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Alibaba founder Jack Ma unveils ambitious plan
Mission: 100 million new jobs
already runs the world's biggest online shopping company, but Alibaba founder Jack Ma is not satisfied.
The Chinese billionaire has unveiled an
even more ambitious plan to expand the company's reach across the globe, creating 100 million new jobs and transforming the
global economy to create a more equitable world.
It may sound pie-in-the-sky, but the goal forms part of mission statement
of the US$261 billion company's visionary executive chairman.
In a letter to shareholders, Ma outlined Alibaba's achievements of the
past financial year - including a gross merchandise turnover of more than $195 billion (1 trillion RMB), an "unprecedented"
figure - before looking to the future.
"We have more than 430 million annual active buyers, which means
one out of every three individuals in China has made a purchase on our retail marketplaces," Ma wrote.
But, he said, while proud of Alibaba's
online shopping achievements, "we want to do far more", saying that the benefits of globalisation had not been spread
evenly, but that "digital disruption will bring us closer to a level playing field for young people and small businesses".
are not merely trying to shift buy/sell transactions from offline to online, nor are we changing conventional digital marketing
models to squeeze out a little additional profit," he wrote.
"We are working to create the fundamental digital and physical
infrastructure for the future of commerce, which includes marketplaces, payments, logistics, cloud computing, big data and
a host of other fields."
The Alibaba group of companies, founded in 1999, accounts for 60 per cent of all
Chinese online sales, and this year overtook Walmart as the world's largest retailer.
It has made Ma the second richest man in Asia, with a net worth of US$28.5 billion.
THE NEW 'NATURAL RESOURCE'
It's through cloud computing that Alibaba aims to expand its reach, and the company has been investing in
the technology as part of a strategy that sees shoppers' data as the contemporary equivalent of mineral riches.
"Over the next 30 years, with computing
power as the new 'technology breakthrough' and data as the new 'natural resource,' the landscape of retail, financial services,
manufacturing and entertainment will be transformed," Ma wrote, forecasting a decades-long period of transformation.
"The internet revolution is a historical
inflection point, much like when electricity was introduced, and it may have an even greater impact," he predicted.
mission, he said, was to "empower merchants with the ability to transform and upgrade their businesses for the future"
and "help companies all over the world to grow".
"We believe, the commerce infrastructure we have created in China
- marketplaces, payments, logistics, cloud computing and big data, all working in concert - can be applied on a global scale
to lift up small and medium businesses and ordinary consumers around the world."
Eight years after launching, Alibaba Cloud
hosts 35 per cent of Chinese websites, while delivering cloud computing and big data services.
'100 MILLION NEW JOBS'
Ma said Alibaba was constantly adapting to the changing e-commerce environment,
as staying at the forefront of innovation was key to its continued success.
"In the coming years, we anticipate
the birth of a re-imagined retail industry driven by the integration of online, offline, logistics and data across a single
value chain," he said.
"With e-commerce itself rapidly becoming a "traditional business,"
pure e-commerce players will soon face tremendous challenges."
A shift to mobile revenue was one such
change, he said, with mobile climbing from a single-digit percentage to three-years of total revenue from Alibaba's Chinese
retail marketplaces, in the space of two years.
"This is why we are adapting, and it's why we strive to play a
major role in the advancement of this new economic environment," Ma said.
Innovations like Alibaba's Qianniu app,
which helps online businesses to improve sales and marketing while enhancing efficiency, were an example of the type of projects
the company aimed to focus on.
"In 20 years, we hope to serve two billion consumers around the world, empower
10 million profitable businesses and create 100 million jobs," Ma said, adding: "This will be an even more difficult
journey than the one behind us."
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- who's worth around $50 billion - met with John Key in Beijing late yesterday. He made his money through founding the
online commerce platform Ali Baba.
Standing alongside the Prime Minister, he heaped praise on the country,
which he says is loved by many Chinese.
"At least 20 of my colleagues retired from Ali Baba. They're
all very young, in their 40s, they all go to New Zealand."
"I asked what they do
apart from the golf and green things and they say it's the people there."
It wasn't all
social, with the Chinese billionaire also talking business.
Jack Ma told the entrepreneurs luncheon Kiwi businesspeople
find it difficult to access the Chinese market.
Mr Ma said he wants to make that easier with his
"We have Ali Baba University. We would either have courses in
New Zealand or invite the entrepreneurs in New Zealand to stay in China for two weeks for training."
second is that we're going to open an Ali Baba business embassy next year in New Zealand."
is in China meeting business and political leaders.
Founder of Ali Baba commits his work for Chinese on internet to generate 100 million microentrepreneur
jobs in 2010s - who else would you vote at the centre of 100 million job creation leagues?
unlike oiher years spent with bangaldeshi inspired youth, i spent 2015-2016 mainly with a class of chinese
female students - what brilliant minds and tirelss sources of human energy - i hope this summary of why the whole world can
celebrate what jack ma is doing is near to the mark - but as always look forward to editing any errors which are mine alone
firstname.lastname@example.org washington dc text 240 316 8157
was english language tutoring
In 1995 he was sent to the usa on an exchange mission and encountered the worldwideweb - then unknown in China. He
determined the www would be the biggest job creating innovation of his (or his generations) life and hopefully of every Chinese
entrepreneur he could valuably link into.
Over the next 15 years his wizard coding teams went from something that
was little more than an electronic yellow pages for small businesses to conceiving sustainability generation's 2 greatest
retailing platforms china or the world may ever have seen..
the taobao platform is the most valuable job creating
concept retailers have ever mediated because it reverses the western trend of globalisiation of retailers, bankers and big
corporations squeezing out local and small enterprises from having a market; how taobao did that is an extraordinarily detailed
story but note how Ma was concerned to ensure even the most cut-off of Chinese villagers could start up on tao bao (rural
ecommerce is one of the innovations that Ma has led the www purpose to linkin)
His other mall was pitched at the
more usual high cost fashions of big global merchandisers. Because of complex property laws in chinese cities, most expensive
retailers are not much of a joy to shop in. So ali baba created a lifestyle -eg celebrate singles day 11/11 shopping virtually
rather than the physically exhausting interaction in The West's biggest shopping days of the year)
consumers of ali baba can choose who they value developing most with their purchasing power as well as searching merchandise
with global image or local cultural joy
Alibaba has become china's and probably the word's largest retailing channel.
It does this with next to no merchandise but brilliant coding so that every store front on its platforms delivers with equal
reliability. Hunting out exactly how Ma forms partnerships so that big data analysis benefits the smallest enterprises and
most local consumers ought to be a job of whomever is sustainability goals greatest economist.
ensure he could compete with the chinese internet companies that raced to co-create the www that Ma had opened space for in
china, Ma IPO'd Alibaba through a process 2010-2015 while developing his secret sustainability weapon under private ownership.
AlIpay is china's number 1 financial inclusion delivery system and maybe global youth most humanly productive coding achievement
Comparing china's top 10 internet properties with the west's is very interesting. Are the consuming behaviours
on ali baba more sustainable than those on amazon or ebay or paypal? Are the learnng behaviours on baidu more sustaining of
youth than on google or coursera or microsoft's linkedin. Time will tell but note how speaking english, chinese and coding
(as well as mother tongue) are probably what educators anywhere on planet earth should NOW be most valuing their global youth's
future freedom to thrive entrepreneurially around.
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