Chinese college students: Should graduates launch startups?

Summer is the season for entrepreneurship, as millions of recent graduates hit the job market. A recent report on entrepreneurship among Chinese college students released by China’s Renmin University reveals the trend. Nearly 90 percent of the 430,000 students from 1,767 universities in 31 provinces surveyed say they’ve considered starting a business. More than 70 percent… Read more

What Is The Best Way To Think Of A Successful Startup Idea?

Q&A site Quora. Photo: Quora This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Yair Weinberger. There is no such thing as “idea” for a start-up, at least not in the sense that most people are thinking about it. At least not in B2B, but I suspect that not in B2C either. What was the “idea” behind… Read more

Small business the best option for America

“You didn’t build that!” may be an iconic Obama phrase, but a lot of Americans have built a lot of businesses and are proud of it. Calvin Coolidge said famously that “the chief business of the American people is business.” And the chief kind of business of the American people is small business. In 2010 there… Read more

China’s bike-sharing firms test the waters in US market

People ride shared bikes along the Chang’an Avenue of Beijing on March 10, 2017. Beijing claims to have over 200,000 shared bikes. [Photo/People’s Daily Online] China’s emerging bike-sharing operators have begun to test the waters in several US states, demonstrating China’s innovative ability to the citizens in the country half a world away. In China, once… Read more

GM says it’ll approach driverless cars like a startup

DETROIT —General Motors is managing its investments into self-driving cars “like a Silicon Valley start-up,” the automaker’s chief financial officer told Wall Street analysts Friday. Chuck Stevens said the automaker will save money on research and development costs after the sale of its Opel and Vauxhall brands to PSA Groupe. Meanwhile, the company is boosting its… Read more