Kung Fu Insights & Perspectives

Cross Border Superglue

Cross Border Superglue

Cross Border Superglue: The value 3rd parties bring in a partnership with China Background Party A: 1 of the top 2 OEM manufacturers of an in-demand product in China. Taiwanese led, makes perfect products. Party B: 1 of the top 3 brands of that product in North...

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Managing B2C Logistics in Tmall

Managing B2C Logistics in Tmall

Q: For managing B2C logistics in Tmall, what specific considerations should we include while looking for a 3PL service? A: The biggest sticking point = integration You need to decide how you will integrate with the 3PL & Tmall. I suggest keeping it analog at first...

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Getting Unplugged

Getting Unplugged

The beauty of the jungle is...unplugged On holiday in the jungles of Laos (French boutique meets elephant sanctuary), it’s hard not to fall in love. Travel there can be a bit rough and tumble. But I find joy in simple things: the French bakeries are perfection. Air is...

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Sabotage

Sabotage

The China Emergency...harassment like this is typical for foreign brands who launch successfully in China...here is what happened Yesterday I got pulled into an emergency meeting with a client. As a result of a high profile Tmall launch, we are under attack. Sabotage...

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Cross Border Payments

Cross Border Payments

Is this legal? My understanding is that it isn't. I'm genuinely curious for anyone who has dealt with this scenario... The director of a global payments firm just showed me how RMB flows from Chinese buying from overseas sellers on Amazon.cn (Amazon in China). The key...

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E.O. Dragon Forum

E.O. Dragon Forum

Precious time with the most inspiring (and unique) individuals I know: Dragon Forum, a motley crew of the world's best and brightest who made Shanghai home and somehow managed to build successful businesses here. Every time we meet is a breath of fresh air, a powerful...

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Service Providers vs In House

Service Providers vs In House

Super interesting lunch with the best and brightest from a large luxury group at the New York Time's conference in Hong Kong. Here is how they view service providers: Q: When is it the right time to take things in house? A: When we are ready. For our marquis brand, we...

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