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Gao Feng

Gao Feng

Gao Feng

Gao Feng Advisory Company is a pre-eminent strategy and management consulting firm with roots in China coupled with global vision, capabilities, and a broad resources network. We help our clients address and solve their toughest business and management issues — issues that arise in the current fast-changing, complicated and ambiguous operating environment.

We commit to putting our clients’ interests first and foremost. We are objective and view our client engagements as long-term relationships rather than one-off projects. We not only help our clients “formulate” the solutions but also assist in implementation, often hand-in-hand. We believe in teaming and working together to add value and contribute to problem solving for our clients, from the most junior to the most senior.

Our senior team is made up of seasoned consultants previously at leading management consulting firms and/or ex-top essays-buy.com executives at large corporations. We believe this combination of management theory and operational experience would deliver the most benefit to our clients.

Our Heritage and Deep Roots in China

Our name Gao Feng 高風 is taken from the Song Dynasty Chinese proverb Gao Feng Liang Jie 高風亮節.

Gao Feng denotes noble character while Liang Jie refers to a sharp sense of integrity. We believe that this principle lies at the core of management consulting – a truly trustworthy partner who will help clients tackle their toughest issues.

Edward Tse

Edward Tse

Chairman & CEO

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Behind the U.S.-China trade dispute: 'The West's China gamble has failed.'

Behind the U.S.-China trade dispute:  'The West's China gamble has failed.'

What's the root cause of the current friction between the U.S. and China? The West's disappointment that China did follow the western model but its own, argues Ed Tse, CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company (a member of the China Analyst Network).

Ed's solution: look to the similarities between China and the West, especially in the tech sector, and be alert to China's evolution toward better IPR,  market access, and other contentious issues, not just the remaining shortcomings. 

Below is a video of my discussion with Ed and excerpts from both the interview and his South China Morning Post op-ed, 'Chinese innovation with US characteristics? Maybe China and the West aren’t that far apart, in business at least.'

Ed presents insights that differ greatly from the China Echo Chamber in the U.S. Let me know what you think.

'E-commerce' is rapidly evolving into 'New Retail.' Jack Ma, Alibaba

'E-commerce' is rapidly  evolving into 'New Retail.'  Jack Ma, Alibaba

Ed Tse, founder of the Gao Feng consultancy and the leading expert on Chinese innovation, introduced me to New Retail in a recent conversation. You will find his explanation of New Retail below, along with a couple of videos showing New Retail in action - as amazing today as Minority Report seemed years ago. Perhaps even more amazing is the China business strategy, the 'Third Way,' that made things like New Retail possible. Ed explains the Third Way in Part Two of our discussion that I will be posting soon. Chinese do do things their own way, as the Third Way again demonstrates. For now, have a look at the future today. And, stay tuned for Part Two for Ed's explanation of the Third Way that made New Retail possible.

The extraordinary power of China's corporate 'mega ecosystems'

The extraordinary power of China's corporate 'mega ecosystems'

Besides Alibaba and Tencent, companies like Ping An Insurance Group, Baidu and JD.com are building out mega ecosystems with incredible speed and intensity. Even some traditional manufacturers are moving in this direction. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has gone from producing entry-level cars to selling premium models with the help of foreign acquisitions and has been the first Chinese carmaker to move into on-demand mobility services. It has also been experimenting with connected intelligent vehicles, shared ownership programs and flying cars, together assembling a sprawling transportation services ecosystem.

'Inside China’s quest to become the global leader in AI'

Edward Tse
10/19/17
'Inside China’s quest to become the global leader in AI'

'The RMB did not like the trade data at all, and it weakened immediately - over 1% today.' 'Overnight, the world has moved a little bit away from its U.S.-centric obsession about equity volatility in the United States and around the world to what's going on in China,' says Bob Savage, CEO of TRACK and member of the soon-to-be-launched China Analyst Network.

The father of business consulting in China knows why eBay failed there

The father of business consulting in China knows why eBay failed there

In the early 1990s, when China was still struggling to shrug off the straightjacket of its planned economy, the man appointed to lead the first business consulting firm allowed in the nation was immediately confronted with the scope of the challenge ahead.

Is china prematurely declaring victory in its reforms?

Edward Tse
8/30/17
Is china prematurely declaring victory in its reforms?

At the heart of China's economic take-off during the last four decades is a fragile equilibrium between economic reforms and one­ party rule. The communist party has demonstrated pragmatism and adaptability - but just at a time when China seeks to fully enter the knowledge economy and participate in global markets, it has put the brake on further reforms.

C-to-C Internet Commerce- From Taobao Shops to Taobao Villages

Edward Tse
2/15/17
C-to-C Internet Commerce- From Taobao Shops to Taobao Villages

One is some of the local government-owned SOEs are the sources for overcapacity. The reason is because the local government also wants to ensure there's some degree of employment locally, and perhaps some source of taxation. The Chinese government is now going to need to start the so-called supply-side economics to try to consolidate overcapacity in a number of sectors. It's going to impinge on the interests of many of these local SOEs as well as the local governments who own them.

Why SOE Reform is So Tough

Edward Tse
2/15/17
Why SOE Reform is So Tough

'...SOEs need to reform, because on one hand, many of them have achieved a lot for China. On the other hand, they've actually created quite a lot of harm, in particular in the areas of overcapacity but also in the areas of corruption we've talked about.'

How SOEs & Local Governments Create Overcapacity

Edward Tse
2/15/17
How SOEs & Local Governments Create Overcapacity

One is some of the local government-owned SOEs are the sources for overcapacity. The reason is because the local government also wants to ensure there's some degree of employment locally, and perhaps some source of taxation. The Chinese government is now going to need to start the so-called supply-side economics to try to consolidate overcapacity in a number of sectors. It's going to impinge on the interests of many of these local SOEs as well as the local governments who own them.

How Alibaba, Xiaomi, & Tencent are Changing the Rules of Business

Edward Tse
10/18/16
How Alibaba, Xiaomi, & Tencent are Changing the Rules of Business

The real force in Chinese economy is increasingly private companies, not SOEs. / Leading private Chinese companies are innovative and ambitious