作者: [美] James McGregor
出版社: Simon & Schuster
副标题: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China
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James McGregor is everybody’s go-to guy on China, providing strategic advice to top political leaders and Fortune 500 CEOs, serving as an insightful and influential China commentator for television, radio and print media across the globe, and guiding China investments, mergers & acquisitions and all manner of business deals for clients of JL McGregor & Company.
James McGregor is the founder, chairman and CEO of JL McGregor & Company LLC, a China-focused research and advisory firm. A Mandarin speaker, he is a journalist-turned-businessman who has lived in China for 20 years and the author of the book One Billion Customers: Lessons From the Front Lines of Doing Business in China, a widely-acclaimed best-seller published by Simon & Schuster.
Previously, McGregor ran the private consulting firm BlackInc China, which was the launching ground for JL McGregor & Company. He has long served as Senior China Advisor for Ogilvy Worldwide, and has also been senior China advisor for Spencer Stuart and a Senior Director of Stonebridge International LLC, an international strategic advisory firm headed by former U.S. National Security Advisor Sandy Berger. Before researching and writing the book, McGregor was a partner and the China managing director for GIV Venture Partners, a $140 million venture capital fund specializing in technology investments in China and India. McGregor was also a pioneer of the Chinese Internet, serving as an advisor to many Chinese Internet startups and as an early investor and board member of Sohu.com during the company’s July 2000 NASDAQ listing.
McGregor’s interest in Asia began at age 18 when he served as an infantry soldier in Vietnam. His China career started in 1985 when he backpacked through China and decided he wanted to learn Mandarin and focus on being a journalist in China. At the time, McGregor was a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. for Knight-Ridder Newspapers. From 1987 to 1993 McGregor served as The Wall Street Journal’s Taiwan bureau chief and The Wall Street Journal’s China bureau chief.
From 1993 to 2000, McGregor was chief executive of Dow Jones & Co. in China, and a vice-president in the Dow Jones International Group. At Dow Jones, McGregor built a portfolio of media businesses that employed some 150 Chinese professionals with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. In 1996, McGregor was Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. He also served for a decade as a Governor of that organization. McGregor is currently a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations; a member of the International Council of the Asia Society; and he serves on a variety of China-related advisory boards.
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