Monday, July 4, 2011

(VIDEO) Brits Get Rich In China .... Highly Recommend

Around 2007, the BBC did this great documentary called "Brits Get Rich In China." It follows three British entrepreneurs on their way to doing business in China. It's absolutely hilarious. I highly recommend watching this. Especially for anyone doing research in the Chinese space.

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  1. Hmm.... very interesting series of videos.. I have to admit, I thought it would end differently.

  2. It would be nice to see the follow up after four years later.

  3. Interesting video and lot of things to learn from.. I recommend everyone to watch it before conducting business in China

  4. Josh - this was insane, and the most entertaining and fun thing I've watched in months. Thanks so much for the share here. I agree with one of the anon posters - would be very cool to see a follow up doco.

    Just awesome.

  5. the follow up doco: Peter will be dumped, his energy saving box will be copied, and as he has nothing else in his hands -- no Chinese friends, no real business experience, no products or the ability to produce them -- he will be nobody in China. Tony will survive even though his cousin design being copied, because those Chinese business men who copy his ideas simply don't have the connections with the buyers in U.S. and perhaps in Europe. Vance will be a winner, not only because he knows about kitchen business for many years and by the end of 4 years time, he will have learned enough about China, the biggest factor of his victory is his winner's personality -- willing to travel deep into the villages, smelling the cheap materials and going there to get them at the first instance. With such quality, he will be a winner not just in China, but anywhere in the world. And his son will learn a lot from his dad. The best way to educate your kid is to take him to the battlefield where the empire you built starts.