Tag Archives: Innovation

Michele Wucker: Why the Gray Rhino Concept is so Popular in China?

Michele Wucker

In 2017, the Mainland Chinese newspaper, People’s Daily, warned that China faced a variety of systemic financial risks, including the “Gray Rhinos.” China’s business community immediately took notice of the term, and it is now used in Chinese media without explanation. Why China loves the Gray Rhino concept? Michele Wucker, the author of the “Gray […]

Prof George Yip: Innovation Strategies for Foreign Companies in China

In his recent presentation, Prof George Yip, Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, explained what foreign multinational companies need to do to transform their R&D strategies to keep pace with newly innovative Chinese companies. This talk addressed strategic issues of moving from cost-based, to market-based […]

Michele Wucker Shared Insights on the Ukraine Situation, How to Define and Communicate Risk, and More

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker was interviewed by Christian Harris on his popular Safety and Risk Success podcast recently. They talked about the Ukraine situation, how to define and communicate risk, and how risk fingerprints can affect organizational culture and will drive the New World Of Work. Some highlights: ✅ How does Michele define risk, and what does […]

Brett King Interviewed by Bloomberg on China’s Digital Yuan Outlook

Brett King

In his recent interview on Bloomberg, Brett King, Founder & Executive Chairman of Moven, discussed his outlook for China’s virtual currency – which is being rolled out to athletes and spectators ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics. Watch Brett King as interviewed by Haslinda Amin and Rishaad Salamat on the sidelines of the Asian Financial […]

George Yip: Organizational Intelligence (OQ) for Leaders

George Yip

Prof George Yip is now available to speak on Organizational Intelligence (OQ) for leaders. The qualities that help managers rise in the organization — emotional intelligence, high IQ, technical competence, and so forth — don’t necessarily make them effective once they’re in a leadership position. For that, they need organizational intelligence (OQ), or the ability […]

Michele Wucker: The COVID-19 pandemic was a gray rhino running right for us

Michele Wucker

In her recent CGTN interview, Michele Wucker, policy analyst and author, opined that the COVID-19 pandemic was a gray rhino running right for us. The COVID-19 pandemic was an obvious danger that the world ignored, according to Michele Wucker. It was, in the words of the policy analyst and author, a “gray rhino”: a threat […]

Chinese Simplified Characters Edition of Your Are What You Risk by Michele Wucker Recently Released

Michele Wucker

CITIC Press has released the Chinese simplified characters edition of YOU ARE WHAT YOU RISK: The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World, published in the US in April by Pegasus books. The Chinese edition, with a preface written for Chinese audience, is part of the Rhino Books imprint created in 2017 for […]

Former NASA Astronaut, Dr Leory Chiao, Interviewed by BBC on China’s New Space Station

Dr Leroy Chiao

Retired NASA astronaut Dr Leroy Chiao speaks to the BBC’s Jane O’Brien on China’s longest crewed space mission to date and the first in nearly five years. Watch the interview below:  Dr Leroy Chiao 焦立中 worked at NASA for 15 years before he left the agency in 2005.  A veteran of four space missions, Dr. […]

Simon Collins Available to Speak at In-person Events in China

Simon Collins

We at China Speakers Agency are happy to share that Simon Collins, WeDesign.org founder and former Dean of Parsons School of Design, is available to speak in China for in-person events! Watch his speaker showreel below to learn more about Simon’s work: Simon Collins is a design thinker, speaker, writer, educator, designer and advisor. Following a […]

Peggy Liu shared insights on the global impact of Chinese green transformation

Peggy Liu

In a recent virtual interview, Peggy Liu, Chairperson of JUCCCE (Joint US–China Collaboration for Clean Energy, a non-governmental organization working towards a future where both personal and planetary health thrive alike), shared her insights on the global impact of Chinese green transformation, and map out the main hurdles, both domestic and international, that China faces […]

Mike Walsh, Leading Futurist, Spoke on The Future of the F&B Industry at Virtual Industry Event

Mike Walsh

In his virtual presentation, Mike Walsh discussed how the pandemic did more than change the world, it brought the world of 2030 forward a decade to today. Just like in 1918, the COVID19 crisis has accelerated technologies and social forces that will ultimately reshape our behaviors, beliefs and the way our society operates. We are at […]

Why Astronaut Dr Leroy Chiao Sees Many Reasons for Optimism

Dr Leroy Chiao

In a recent Asia Society interview, Dr Leroy Chiao, former NASA astronaut, shared why he saw many reasons for optimism despite the pandemic. Watch the interview below: Dr Leroy Chiao 焦立中 worked at NASA for 15 years before he left the agency in 2005.  A veteran of four space missions, Dr. Chiao most recently served as […]

Matthew Brennan, Author of “Attention Factory: The Story of TikTok and China’s ByteDance” Discusses China’s Growing Influence in Global Tech

Matthew Brennan

Apps like WeChat are leading a wave of innovation in China and the world, quickly bringing China closer to the goal of becoming a technological superpower. In a recent podcast interview, Matthew Brennan discusses about the future of Chinese mobile technology and innovation. Matthew is a speaker and writer focusing on Chinese mobile technology and innovation. […]

Edith Yeung Discusses How Europe can become more competitive

Edith Yeung

On 4GAMECHANGERS TV SPECIAL’s 4Pioneers Day, Edith Yeung, Founder of Race Capital shares her insights on how Austria & Europe can become more competitive. How can Europe becoming a place for new companies that play a role worldwide. What is missing in Europe (in terms of investments, infrastructure, culture, etc.) that is available in the […]

Simon Collins Available to Speak in China on Design Thinking and Creative Leadership

Simon Collins

Simon Collins is now based in Shanghai, China, and is available to speak in-person and virtually at conferences in China. Learn more about Simon’s work and keynotes by watching the video below: Simon Collins is a design thinker, speaker, writer, educator, designer and advisor. Following a career as a fashion designer then creative director for […]

Winston Ma commented on the China-EU deal and its impact in global tech scene

Winston Ma

Winston Ma, former Managing Director of China Investment Corporation (CIC) and author of “The Hunt for Unicorns”, opined that the China-EU deal boosts Beijing’s goals to stay in global tech scene but rely on the U.S. less, in his recent CNBC interview. “You can see this dual circulation is balanced by focusing on domestic innovation […]


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