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Has China Embraced An Outdated Version of Corporate Capitalism?

China’s government has limited the growth of its private business sector by not making capital readily available. It is time to change this policy and actively help it to grow.

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Bold Predictions For China Tech Over Next Decade

During the next decade, we will find out if China can become rich, on a sustained basis, before it grows old. This has special implications for tech investment over the next decade.

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Apple’s iPhone Computer SDK Just Changed the World Today

In Sept. 2007 I wrote an article about how Apple’s global marketing for the iPhone was attracting and creating a new user base in China. Now, we know that there are more than 400,000 unlocked iPhones in regular use in China. Since Apple gets recurring revenue for the iPhone through its contracts with the operators, [...]

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How Facebook Screwed Up, and How The User Can Control Advertising

Scott Karp had an excellent article about how Facebook’s Beacon messed up and created such a reaction from Facebook users. My explanation for Facebook’s policy re Beacon is that all the press, plus a 15B valuation on a company which does not have significant cash flow will get management to adopt all kinds of dumb [...]

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Gold and the Currency Nobody Wants

This morning I was watching a TV program on China’s CCTV-4 which talked about the history of gold, historically and in China. The program, all in Mandarin, had a fascinating format. It started off with history and the Bretton Woods agreement of 1945 and when the US controlled about 80% of the world’s gold reserves. [...]

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