DISCLAIMER"• This is a newer,
richer version of my TEDx talk “Could the next Steve Jobs be Brazilian”. – It is not about STEVE JOBS ( just a bit) – Its purpose is to change YOUR views on cultures, Asia and innovaMon. • Comments welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Culture or Trans-Culture" “A
Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a signiﬁcant part of their developmental years outside the parents culture. The TCK frequently builds relaMonships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any.”
12 years abroad – my
cultural DNA" I spent most of my working life (11 years) overseas, especially in Japan, China, Living in 8 Korea and USA. My cultural DNA has become rather cgot enriched South countries and 4 civilizations, my cultural DNA omplex.
Trans-Religion"I spent most of my
working life (11 years) overseas, especially in Japan, China, I have also been exposed to several religions South Korea and USA. My cultural DNA has become rather complex.
Trans-Class" Working Class BourgeoisI spent
most of my working life (11 years) overseas, especially in Japan, China, And myorea and USA. My cultural DNA me become rather complex. South K social background makes has a sort of “Trans-Class”
China! Japan! Indonesia! Iran! Israel!
North Korea! Philippines! Turkey! Singapore! Russia! …! (48 states)" Russia? Turkey? Iran? This is Asia too! Actually, another deﬁnition isA state must have a permanent populaMon, a deﬁned territory, a government, and the capacity to enter into relaMons with other states (Montevideo ConvenMon, 1933) on your model looking at “Eurasia” as a whole – it only depends
Wikipedia Asia – a
toponym dating back to classical antiquity – is more a “cultural concept" incorporating diverse regions and peoples than a homogeneous physical entity"Wikipedia says Asia is a “cultural concept”
Wikipedia Asia – a
toponym dating back to classical antiquity – is more a “cultural concept" incorporating diverse regions and peoples than a homogeneous physical entity" Asia diﬀers very widely among and within its regions with regard to ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical Mes and government systems. WTF?!? But then it says it is a mish mash of cultures varying widely
Alibaba | China’s #1 e-‐Commerce
Planorm • 1999 Alibaba by Jack Ma + 17 others – Mission: “ To make doing business easy” • 2001 Savio Kwan hired as COO – 17 years GE Medical Systems – Target: “Sustainable long-‐term cash ﬂow” • 2010 More GE than GE? – “The GE spirit is alive and well at Alibaba” David Wei, CEO of Alibaba.com Ideas are not just “products” but can also be management style.
Western Culture? • Ancient Greece
/ Rome • Chris<aniza<on (Jesus from Nazareth, in today’s Israel) • Renaissance • European empires • Experiments with enlightenment, naturalism, romanMcism, science, democracy, and socialism And what is “The West” anyway?
Foreign vs. Natives" Baidu" Softbank"
NHN" Yandex" Google" Alibaba" Rakuten" Nexon" Mail.ru" Facebook" Tencent" DeNA" Amazon" Netease" Gree" eBay" Sina" Priceline" Yahoo!" Salesforce" Zynga" Liberty Interactive" LinkedIn"The majority of the largest 23 Internet companies in the world are not US and don’t care about US!
Steve Jobs Son of Joanne
Carole Schieble & Syrian born Abdulfatah "John" Jandali (Arabic: )ﻋﺒﺪاﻟﻔﺘﺎح ﺟﻨﺪﻟﻲ Well, he’s half-Syrian by DNA
If you read it, it’s
for you." “China searches for the next Steve Jobs” “Why the next Steve Jobs will be Asian” I picked a couple of articles talking about Asia and Steve Jobs
China searches for the next
Steve Jobs?" = “China is coming and it scares us”" = “At least we are still more innovative”" What is “China”?" What means “us” and “we”?" What is “innovative”?" The FT one is mostly reinforcing US scares of China, and delusions of “owning” innovation
Why the next Steve Jobs
will be Asian" The United States is losing its near- monopoly on entrepreneurship by forcing its educated Indian and Chinese immigrants to return home. = The next “Steve Jobs” is going to be US-educated"= Country of origin does not matter" The Inc. one is mildly better, as it recognizes immigrants as a key source of US innovation
Why the next Steve Jobs
will be Asian" – “Steve Jobs lectured Obama on how much easier it was to stat a business in China than in the United States.” – “The U.S. near-‐monopoly on entrepreneurship is over. The next entrepreneur to lecture a President may well do it in Mandarin or Hindi.” = Importance of ease of starting a company! = Still stuck in the “national” mindset and numbers!But it is still stuck in a weird mindset: US-educated foreign entrepreneurs will speak perfect English on top of Chinese, Hindi or whatever else is their country of origin.
#1 Calligraphy"Calligraphy (incl. “Asian”) formed
his esthe<cs “If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had mulIple typefaces or proporIonally spaced fonts.” Exposure to non-tech stuff, and esthetics
#2 Trip to India" He
went on a long trip in a special place Jobs lew India awer staying for seven months and returned with his head shaved and wearing tradiMonal Indian clothing. A long special trip that helped open his eyes and expand his views
#3 LSD" He experimented with
new percep<ons "Doing LSD was one of the two or three most important things I have done in my life.” “Bill Gates would be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once.” If you don’t “drop acid”, try drawing or playing music by ear :-)
#4 Meditation" He meditated a
lot Jobs also was a serious prac<<oner of Zen Buddhism, engaged in lengthy meditaMon retreats at the oldest Sōtō Zen monastery in the US and maintained a lifelong appreciaMon for Zen. He took time to let his ideas calm down and stronger ones emerge
How to be a Steve
Jobs (draft)" . Curiosity" . Unusual experiences" . Opportunistic" . Minimalist comfort" . Do!"I believe those are key elements to become a Steve Jobs
“Let a thousand Steve Jobs
bloom!”! 史蒂夫运动"I actually think there will be not one but 1,000 Steve Jobs soon. Will we recognize them for what they are?