After a reasonably insightful chapter describing Alibaba’s strategy, the book slides into an enumeration of facts that illustrate the way in which China’s government steers private enterprise.
The writer never really succeeds in making the Simulmatics story seem important, partly because due to endless digressions about the bad marriages of the men who founded the company and partly because she avoids any substantial assessment of the actual models they used.
Entertaining and polemic book, although many of the author’s points hardly need to be argued.
The book is exactly what it tries to avoid: being just another entertaining founder story (in this case about Square).
Remember: there are many ways in which platforms can fail!
Densely written ‘how-to guide’ for executives who want to build a sustainable growth company.
Former Google China Chief explains why China will win the AI race when it comes to applications of deep learning in the physical world.
A staple of startup literature, advocating a deceivingly simple concept which is hard to get right (as is proven by the examples of startups that have failed since publication).
By far the more readable book on org structure that I have come across.
Written in an entertaining laid-back style that more business books could use and – above all – surprisingly relevant over 25 years after first publication in 1991.