Growing pains in a new market? Tesla’s China Challenge

Colleague Justin Ren and his co-authors argue that growing Tesla’s distribution network in China not only involves lack of an efficient and responsive network of charging facilities, but also: (i) the choice of the right e-commerce platform, (ii) longer lead time involving cross-Pacific transit times, (iii) China’s cumbersome customs clearing processes, and (iv) longer decision cycles compared to Tesla’s US operations.  Link: http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/In-China-Tesla-was-a-too-early-bird

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Shyp – Uberizing in Shipping

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Shyp is s a Uber-like shipping platform, with which anyone can ship items without hassling procedures at a post office. How would it disrupt the typical shipping process?

http://www.fastcompany.com/3055813/most-innovative-companies/how-shyp-is-shaking-up-shipping