How China is Leading in Innovation & How the West Can Catch Up: Author, Joanna Hutchins
Joanna Hitchins is the recent author of "Chinafy: How China is Leading In Innovation and How the Rest of the World Can Catch Up," now available on Amazon & Kinokuniya. In the book, Joanna explores 9 key catalysts that all businesses can effectively "Chinafy" their business. Joanna has over 25 years of experience leading B2B and B2C businesses globally, with over 20 years of experience in China. In addition to her many agency roles, Joanna spent over 9 years at Unilever, rising to a Global Brand Director based in Shanghai. 1. What's the reason for the book, and why are you writing it now? 2. What's the cultural lens of the 9 catalysts, and are these innovations just a question of circumstances? 3. Are Western companies becoming too topical in their strategic planning? Do we romanticize invention? 4. Does the size of China makes conditions for small players to compete with big ones? China remains the world's most competitive market 5. What are Big S and Small S? How can Western companies be more Small S? 6. How does China take advantage of Reverse Innovation, and why is it a big win for the masses? 7. China's Small S example: BYD: would America be ready for a $16,000 electric car? 8. Should global brands embrace the catalysts if they are doing business in China? 9. Embracing China Innovation: KFC 10. A/B: Small S, Data, Year 2023, KFC, BYD & Unilever!