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Thinkers50 teams with China’s Haier Group in a groundbreaking partnership to explore leadership and management innovation in China and beyond.

Margins Inc.

by Stuart Crainer When it comes to organization and management, the most innovative company in the world is not a high- tech start up from Silicon Valley, but a Chinese white goods manufacturer. In the 1990s the Brazilian business leader Ricardo Semler wrote a book...

Thinkers50 China Launched in Qingdao

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday November 10, 2016 Thinkers50 China Launched in Qingdao Groundbreaking new partnership to explore leadership and management innovation in China and beyond. QINGDAO, CHINA. Thinkers50, the global platform for management thinking, today...

Thinkers50 China Launched in Qingdao
Groundbreaking new partnership to explore leadership and management innovation in China and beyond.

QINGDAO, CHINA. Thinkers50, the global platform for management thinking, today announces a groundbreaking new partnership with the world’s leading white goods manufacturer, Haier. The new Thinkers50 IdeasLab China will be based at Haier’s headquarters in Qingdao, China.

The development of Haier is an eye-catching corporate story by any standards. It was in 1984 that Zhang Ruimin took over as Director of the Qingdao Refrigerator Factory. The small collectively-owned factory was losing money. Others had tried to turn the venture around and failed. Money had to be borrowed to pay wages and products often had to be repaired before leaving the factory.

Please see the complete press release for details.