The book by Tian Tao and Wu Chunbo is an extraordinary research effort, to analyze and describe a very complex reality and a very special entrepreneur. Huawei is a prominent company among the most successful and most internationalized in China. This book offers insights to Western readers, allowing them to truly understand Huawei, its management philosophy and culture, and the special leadership approaches of Ren Zhengfei.
It is a very valuable work to understand entrepreneurship in our complex world.
With over 170,000 employees in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than one-third of the world's population, how does entrepreneur Ren Zhengfei manage a telcoms giant called Huawei? What is the secret to Huawei’s global success?
In 1987, a 44-year-old man founded a telecom equipment-trading firm in Shenzhen, China, with start-up capital of $5,000. In 29 years, it grew to become the largest telecoms company in the world.
This book goes behind the scenes to explore the story of what Ren Zhengfei did differently, how the company he started reached the top spot, and why Huawei is known as a "collective" and not a private company:Learn how this Chinese start up business became an international success Understand the business strategy, leadership skills and management philosophy of Huawei’s entrepreneurial founder Get tips, inspiration and motivation for your own business start-up.
14 years of meticulous research and 136 senior management and employee interviews reveal how Huawei's international business success lies in its ability to transform the intellectual elite into a band of soldiers with the same set of values and resolve, while at the same time preventing a culture of subservience.
This fascinating story provides a unique glimpse into the machinations of one of the world’s most powerful companies.
"The company serves as an example for many Chinese entrepreneurs striving to go global, and also presents valuable lessons for Western companies striving to integrate Eastern and Western values and ways of looking at business." - Co-author David De Cremer, KPMG Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School