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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Zakkour. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Zakkour, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Zakkour. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Zakkour, often where they are interviewed.

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Michael Zakkour | America's young consumers want e-commerce to be as social as those enjoyed by peers in China. Possible?

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It may take years before social commerce and interactivity becomes a norm in the U.S. Michael Zakkour, digital strategy expert, highlights the differences in digital commerce between two sides of the ocean.
  • 1:45 - Super consumers in China
  • 4:45 - US consumers and ecommerce 
  • 7:00 - Underserved digital consumers in US 
  • 12:04 - Pinduoduo started the foundation of social commerce
  • 17:24 - Younger US consumers want socialization and experience
  • 19.05 - Impact of COVID
Jul 03 2020 · 16mins
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China’s Super Consumers by Savio Chan and Michael Zakkour | Summary | Free Audiobook

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What the experts know about selling to one billion customers.

Have you ever wondered why so many American products are actually made in China? Or why the US works so closely with the Chinese economy? Perhaps you’re a new business owner who’s wondering what it would take to make connections with China and expand your product’s reach. If that describes you, then look no further: this is your comprehensive guide for tapping into the goldmine that is the Chinese market.

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Jun 05 2020 · 17mins

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New Retail and the Unification of eCommerce with Michael Zakkour

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In Episode 6, John speaks with author and eCommerce thought leader Michael Zakkour. Their fascinating conversation centers around "New Retail," a futuristic model of commerce that Michael writes about in his book, "The New Retail Revolution". Michael describes the changing nature of physical versus online retail and projects a unification of commerce into singular ecosystems. In one of our most riveting episodes yet, Michael brings enough thought-provoking ideas to satiate even the most extreme eCommerce nerds.

About the Guest:

Michael Zakkour is a leading innovator and creator in digital commerce, eCommerce, The New Retail and consumer focused technology.  He has more 20 years of experience in eCommerce and 17 years years of experience in China/APAC.  He advises brands, retailers and technology companies from around the world on their market, consumer and digital commerce strategies for the “5 New” of the digital industrial revolution.

His intimate knowledge and experience in Asia inspired his latest book, "New Retail: Born in China, Going Global: How China's Tech Giants are Changing Global Commerce".  

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May 12 2020 · 36mins
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53: How COVID-19 is a 'new retail' tipping point, with Michael Zakkour

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In this episode, the guys welcome back Michael Zakkour, Founder and Chief Strategist of 5 New Digital. They discuss how the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic have spurred a leap forward in ecommerce and new retail in both China and the US, and which firms are positioned to benefit. James and Elliott also look at Meituan’s earnings, as well as recent short-report allegations of iQiyi. 

Please note, the hosts may have interest in some of the stocks discussed. The discussion should not be construed as investment advice or a solicitation of services.

Get the PDF of the China Consumer Index.

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  • Tencent
  • Alibaba
  • Baidu
  • iQiyi
  • Xiaomi
  • JD
  • Pinduoduo
  • Meituan-Dianping
  • Luckin Coffee

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  • Michael Zakkour – @michaelzakkour

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Apr 22 2020 · 1hr 4mins

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Michael Zakkour Part 2 | Amazon Laid Bare, How Integrated Systems Helped Chinese eCommerce Rebound, and Thriving by Focusing on the Three "C's"

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Today on The Negotiation, Michael Zakkour returns to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the state of retail in China and the rest of the world.Setting the context for the discussion, Michael says that it is not a question of which retailers are doing well, but which integrated systems are. One of the factors that held China together during the worst of the crisis was the “ecosystems for retail, commerce, and communication that Alibaba, JD, Tencent, Pinduoduo, and Kaola had built.” These ecosystems reliably put products into the hands of consumers regardless of distance and are made even more seamless via technologies such as contactless delivery.Michael warns that the tail end of the COVID-19 crisis will only hasten the demise of those companies who are “just hanging on”, along with physical retail in general. Specifically, malls and department stores were already in decline before the outbreak—their future does not look any better.The eCommerce landscape, on the other hand, will experience both positive and negative developments. “The difference between eCommerce, digital commerce, and the New Retail,” says Michael, “is that, in the New Retail, physical retail actually matters.” The clicks will not spell the demise of the bricks. Rather, the key is in how a brand will integrate their physical and digital presence. To stay in the race, digital should directly influence physical.Some consumer behaviors in China have been permanently altered. Ecommerce solutions will obviously be on the rise. A “stay-at-home culture” will also emerge as more people realize how efficiently they can continue to live and work in the comfort of their own living spaces, solely using the power of the internet.Even as lockdowns around the world are lifted, the way we do business will be completely different in the new normal. In order to thrive in this upcoming reality, brands will be wise to “rethink how they make, move, sell, and buy” by reevaluating their business model from the perspective of four different Cs: consumer-centricity, customization, convenience, and contribution.
Apr 21 2020 · 34mins
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Michael Zakkour on New Models for Consumption and Retail [Episode 401]

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This episode is devoted to the new retail Renaissance. Learn how China is leading the way into the future of unified commerce on this episode of Tell Me Something Good About Retail. 

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The new retail/new consumption models of the digital industrial revolution have created massive new opportunities for brands and retailers

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The new retail was born in China and is going global

How to implement their methodology locally

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Mar 06 2020 · 34mins
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Michael Zakkour | Explaining "New Retail" and Cultural Dexterity in the Chinese Market

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Today on The Negotiation, we talk with Michael Zakkour, Vice President of Asia and Digital International for Tompkins International, a global consulting firm focused on digital commerce, retail, and consumer products, and also the author of "New Retail: Born in China, Going Global.” Today we discuss why it's so important to deeply understand China's culture, history, philosophy, and language especially with regards to your target market and what new retail is, and why China is leading the global charge.Michael was a part of the Web 1.0 movement in the mid-90s. After the dot com bubble burst in 2000, he flew to China and became the first foreigner to work for particular a Chinese leather garment manufacturing company. The culture shock he experienced during his time as an employee in the Middle Kingdom led to his foundational belief that “in China, anything is possible but nothing is easy”. And that overcoming challenges of any sort as a foreigner requires adaptation or, in Michael’s words, “cultural dexterity”.Four core pillars make up what Michael believes is the key to business success in China: culture, philosophy, language, and history. He says that by understanding the cultural context of the individual and collective Chinese consumer through these four factors, you may achieve a predictable brand or corporate success.Michael proposes additional need-to-knows when it comes to maximizing your brand and corporate identity in China. From the “6 Ds” of understanding your consumer to the difference between e-commerce, digital commerce, and New Retail, our guest unleashes a masterclass into thriving as an entrepreneur in the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of Chinese commerce.
Sep 24 2019 · 45mins
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34: Alibaba, JD, and the new retail revolution with Michael Zakkour

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In this episode of the China Tech Investor Podcast powered by TechNode, the guys go deep into new retail. In addition to discussing the latest quarterly earnings from Alibaba and JD, James and Elliott chat with Michael Zakkour, VP of Asia Strategy for Thompkins International. Michael fills us in on the phenomenon of “new retail,” why it is so much more than just a buzz word, and how it is changing business and life in China and around the world.

Please note, the hosts may have interest in some of the stocks discussed. The discussion should not be construed as investment advice or a solicitation of services.

Get the PDF of the China Consumer Index.

UPDATE: Alibaba’s USD 2 billion acquisition of NetEase’s cross-border e-commerce site is off, reports say

Watchlist:

  • Tencent
  • Alibaba
  • Baidu
  • iQiyi
  • Xiaomi
  • JD.com
  • Pinduoduo
  • Meituan-Dianping

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Sep 02 2019 · 53mins