–MIT Sloan Fellow AJ Huang Expresses Support for the ICTiger Project
By: Dr. Jili Chung, author of Innovation’s Crouching Tiger
Standing on the sidelines is not an option — this was my deepest feeling in 2018 when working on my MIT Sloan fellowship in Boston Cambridge, a city at the forefront of global technological development. Through numerous inspiring, in-depth discussions with industry, government, and academic leaders from thirty countries, I sensed a major trend emerging. This reflection motivated me to share my experiences of working in corporate management, IP, finance, and legal work in China for over 20 years. I crystalized these experiences with a methodology adapted from a famous teaching method pioneered by MIT Sloan School of Management, which became the focus of the book Innovation’s Crouching Tiger.
After the book was published in 2020, one of the insights came to fruition – the US-China trade war began to heat up. Over the next few years, China's innovation ecosystem underwent drastic changes, which has also affected the global strategic positioning of countless cross-border industries. Today, the world has come to understand that the driving force behind this battle of the century is one of technological competition.
But how do decision makers draw their own insights from the vast and often contradictory information about the trade war? Media outlets and social media on either side reveal deep-seated bias; and because of this are no longer reliable.
Innovation's Crouching Tiger provides a way of seeing, like through a telescope, to see through the mist from a long distance, allowing readers to independently grasp the latest developments in China's innovation ecosystem. As the world's first English book focused on this topic, I draw on the original "three-lens" analysis framework created by MIT Sloan School, as well as many case studies and first-hand research, to help readers form their own insights and action plans in this extraordinary era.
After the book was published, it won the praises of MIT faculty and alumni. The Spanish version of the book has been published and the Italian version is on schedule. Its global influence is on the rise.
In the meantime, I would like to thank SF20 AJ Huang (Yijie), one of my colleagues from the MIT Sloan Fellowship, for the great support. In addition to making many innovative contributions over the years to the energy manufacturing industry, AJ tirelessly promotes corporate social responsibility and STEM elementary education. In this rapidly changing century, our friends from our home in Taiwan and Taiwanese entrepreneurs are the first to bear the brunt. They are eagerly looking for a new angle. AJ believes that this book is the guide that our entrepreneur friends need, and that they can benefit from even gaining just a single or couple of insights from the book. Therefore, AJ has purchased and donated dozens of copies to the Kaohsiung City Library and to the large enterprises supporting the library, hoping to provide industry leaders with a more clear perspective to look beyond the turbulent global relations and develop the best contingency strategies.
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