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Elliott Ng: China has Adaptive Creativity

William Bao Bean reckons China’s creativity rivals Silicon Valley, while Vivek Wadhwa argues China is full of copycats. Elliot Ng‘s take: China has strong adaptive creativity. This means that Chinese companies show tremendous amounts of creativity in adapting concepts developed in other markets to the particularities of China, whether they are government restrictions or market
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Rebecca Fannin: Silicon Valley Moves East?

Rebecca Fannin, author of the recently published Silicon Dragon, adds her voice to the debate between William Bao Bean – Expect more Digital Garages in China – and Vivek Wadhwa – China is NOT the new Silicon Valley – about whether China’s tech sector is creative. Not surprisingly, given the title of her book, Fannin
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Vivek Wadhwa: China is NOT the new Silicon Valley

While William Bao Bean said in a recent interview that we should Expect More Digital Garages in China, Vivek Wadhwa disagrees, asserting that China is not innovating and has still has not moved beyond copycat status. “China is simply unable to innovate,” said Wadhwa, a Harvard fellow and Duke University professor. A former technology entrepreneur,
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William Bao Bean: Expect More Digital Garages in China

Long belittled for ripping off Silicon Valley’s successes pixel-for-pixel, China’s web entrepreneurs are now starting innovate, argues William Bao Bean, former analyst at Deutsche Bank and now partner at Softbank China and India Holdings. Why? 1- Ecosystem – For the first time China now has the large crop of bloggers, VCs and entrepreneurs necessary for
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