Thomas Crampton

Social Media in China and across Asia

William Bao Bean

Elliott Ng: China has Adaptive Creativity

Nov 26, 2008

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

Rebecca Fannin: Silicon Valley Moves East?

Aug 4, 2008

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

Vivek Wadhwa: China is NOT the new Silicon Valley

Jun 24, 2008

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,

William Bao Bean: Expect More Digital Garages in China

Jun 17, 2008

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

William Bao Bean: China’s one child policy and the Internet

Apr 20, 2008

I discussed the impact of China’s one child policy on the Internet with William Bao Bean of Softbank China & India.Growing up in a one-child household makes Chinese children lonely and keen to connect, hence the obsessive use of the Internet by China’s young generation. Chinese, Bean says in this 2-minute video, are much more

William Bao Bean

Apr 7, 2008

William Bao Bean

Formerly a technology analyst at Deutsche Bank, William Bao Bean started in March 2007 as a partner at Softbank China and India Holdings.

AdTech: William Bao Bean on China’s Internet youth

Oct 15, 2007

AdTech: William Bao Bean on China’s Internet youth

William Bao Bean, a former analyst at Deutsche Bank and now partner at Softbank China and India Holdings opened AdTech with a quick rundown on Internet usage by China’s youth. China’s young Internet users interact more online… Nearly 70 percent of Chinese youth use social networking sites and they have a lot more Internet friends

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