Managing Director & Senior Partner; Chairman, Greater China
Winners in China and India will set gloriously high ambitions. They will view the state as a partner, and design their organizations for simplicity, speed, and constant change. They will have no fear of failure.
Carol Liao is a core member of the Consumer and the Marketing, Sales & Pricing practices at Boston Consulting Group; she is also a member of BCG’s Global Advantage practice and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. She is also the chairman of Greater China. In 2016, Carol was named one of Consulting magazine's Women Leaders in Consulting. In 2018, she was awarded Global Champion of Women in Business by Financial Times.
Carol joined BCG in 1995. She has acquired deep expertise working with both multinational companies and Asian corporations on an array of strategy and organizational issues, personally leading business growth and optimization initiatives for major global consumer firms across China and Asia.
Prior to joining BCG, Carol worked for Procter & Gamble, China.
To these ten executives, success means getting employees to think like owners—and giving up small things now to get big wins later.
Conflitos decorrentes de emoções raramente são sobre questões materiais como dinheiro ou outros assuntos de interesse próprio. Esses problemas "softs" são muitas vezes mais difíceis de resolver do que as coisas "difíceis".
Conflicts arising from emotions are rarely about material issues like money or other matters of self-interest. These "soft" issues are often harder to resolve than the "hard" stuff.
To prepare for the digital future, business leaders should set up digital strategy, take full use of new technologies and ecosystem, and reinvent self-tuning business model; while policy makers should drive digital economy by encouraging innovation and entrpreneurial activities, and take the lead in preparing the workforce for the challenges ahead.
Three major trends—supply-side reform, globalization, and Internet—are reshaping the business landscape in China and challenging Chinese companies to transform their governance model, organization design, and talent management in order to stay competitive.
Real life isn’t simple; rather, it’s complex and even messy. The same is true for business. Avoid watchwords like focus, streamline, and lean. Develop a truly diverse organization.
Chinese companies have made great strides on the global stage in the past decade. But to become global leaders, they must hone new competitive advantages.
China’s growing market for health and wellness products presents an enormous opportunity for companies that understand Chinese consumers and how best to reach them.