The Wanda Way

The Wanda Way : The Managerial Philosophy and Values of One of China's Largest Companies

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In 1998, and following 17 years in the army, Wang Jianlin formed a property company in the north-eastern Chinese city of Dalian using a loan of $80,000. Today, Dalian Wanda is China's largest private property developer, generating revenues of $40 billion globally, and owning some 9-million square metres of investment property. In 2012, Wanda became the world's largest theatre owner when it acquired AMC Theatres, with a view to becoming a global entertainment colossus. Wang himself has become Asia's richest man. This book, by its founder and Chairman, provides unprecedented insight into the ethos and activities that have created the extraordinary business success that is the Wanda empire. Wang describes his managerial philosophy and the essence of his business ideas to "make Wanda a brand like Walmart or IBM or Google - a brand known by everyone in the world", and that led The Economist to call him "a man of Napoleonic ambition". As China's influence in the world economy grows led by companies such as Wanda, this book is both timely and relevant.
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  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • w. photos
  • 1910649643
  • 9781910649640
  • 384,170

Table of contents

Preface 1 by Pedro Nueno 7Preface 2 by John A. Quelch 11Foreword: Wang Jianlin's Biography 21CHAPTER 1: Perseverance 35CHAPTER 2: Determination 57CHAPTER 3: Execution 83CHAPTER 4: Innovation 111CHAPTER 5: Internationalization 143CHAPTER 6: Entertainment 167CHAPTER 7: O2O Online-to-Offline 193CHAPTER 8: Responsibility 207CHAPTER 9: Culture 215CHAPTER 10: Asset-Light 247CHAPTER 11: Transformation 263CHAPTER 12: Going Global I 279CHAPTER 13: Going Global II 299
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About Jianlin Wang

Wang Jianlin is the founder and chairman of the Wanda Group. Prior to that, he spent 17 years in the Chinese army, rising from border guard to regimental commander.
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