Shenzhen Superstars listed among "Best Silicon Valley Books of All Time" -- I could not be more proud!
Shenzhen Superstars — How China’s smartest city is challenging Silicon Valley – made it to the Best Silicon Valley Books of All Time
I'm happy to announce that my book, "Shenzhen Superstars — How China’s smartest city is challenging Silicon Valley", made it to BookAuthority's Best Silicon Valley Books of All Time:
BookAuthority collects and ranks the best books in the world, and it is a great honor to get this kind of recognition. Thank you for all your support!
The book is available for purchase on Amazon.
I gave a speech at the European Chamber of Commerce here in Hong Kong, and very happy for the comments posted on LinkedIn:
"Nylander’s book is already a best-seller and it represents the author’s desire to tackle the world’s ignorance of China’s first-class tech hub. In fact, in Nylander’s words, “Shenzhen has emerged as a city just as important for tech development and innovation as Silicon Valley, especially in terms of robotics and hardware.”
"By currently being the world’s fastest growing city, and with China on its way to becoming the world’s highest spender on R&D, Shenzhen is essential to understand the Chinese potentialities in terms of technologic innovation.
"Shenzhen thus appears to be the city where the next relevant wave of innovation is taking place. According to recent surveys, if in Beijing only 15% of respondents showed interest in founding their own start-up, in Shenzhen over 60% of young people are willing to pursue this path. In this regard, Nylander offered precious insights of how this city offers unparalleled opportunities: from his encounter with Scottie Alan, an American who managed to create his own i-Phone by wondering around cell phone parts markets in Shenzhen, to meeting Susanna, a 22 years old Chinese girl who is already the CEO and founder of an educational start-up.
"Even though most Westerns tend to ignore the current issues shaping the Asian context, European business representatives located in Hong Kong are well aware of the fast development taking place in the Greater Bay Area. Among them, those who attended this presentation took advantage of Nylander’s expertise and experience to focus the discussion on the future trends of Chinese companies’ expansion, on the primary role of China’s technological platforms such as WeChat, as well as on the future role of Hong Kong.
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, in collaboration with the Swedish Chamber, hosted the presentation of the book “Shenzhen Superstars – How China’s smartest city is challenging Silicon Valley” by Swedish-born Johan Nylander, an award-winning author and freelancing China and Asia correspondent.
Swedish journalist Johan Nylander’s book draws big attention
Swedish correspondent and journalist Johan Nylander is well situated to follow the development in mainland China. Based in Hong Kong since 2011 he has recently launched a book about China’s technology and innovation wonder that is Shenzhen.
Read more here.
Bookazine -- One of Hong Kong's largest bookstore chains -- just starTed selling my book, "Shenzhen Superstars – How China’s smartest city is challenging Silicon Valley"
AmCham writes about my book. "Swedish-born Nylander has a knack for unearthing the quirky side of life." I like that :)
Shenzhen’s reputation for tech is unjustifiably low-profile in the West. Journalist Johan Nylander hopes to help change that with his new e-book “Shenzhen Superstars”
What sets this book apart from the dozens of research reports from professional services firms readily available on the Web is its reportage. Swedish-born Nylander has a knack for unearthing the quirky side of life. At home among the misfits as he is comfortable rubbing shoulders with CEOs, the picture that emerges is more nuanced. Grounded in the gutter but with views from the c-suite too, this book is as entertaining as it is informative.
Full article here.
Imagine a tech start-up venture capitalist who hasn’t heard of Google or Silicon Valley. For Hong Kong-based journalist Johan Nylander, that’s the order of absurdity he encounters when it comes to global awareness of Shenzhen and the giant technology companies that the Chinese city has spawned.
“Shenzhen has emerged as a city just as important for tech development and innovation as Silicon Valley, especially in terms of robotics and hardware,” Nylander writes. “Still, most people in the West have not even heard of the city or the world-leading firms from here. It’s rather shocking.”
And so, he has penned Shenzhen Superstars – How China’s smartest city is challenging Silicon Valley. “I want to tell the world about this amazing city,” he writes.
Read the review here.
Just picked up 1,000 copies of my book Shenzhen Superstars at the printer. Just send me an email at shenzhensuperstars [at] gmail . com if you wanna buy a copy :)
The paperback version of “Shenzhen Superstars – How China’s smartest city is challenging Silicon Valley” is now available on Amazon. Please enjoy :)
I'm writing in Jumpstart Magazine about why Shenzhen is China's smartest city. I'm not only looking at green factors, but also factors like innovation and clever people.
Editor’s note: Just four decades ago Shenzhen was a poor fishing village. Today, the south Chinese city is home to up to 20 million people and some of the world’s leading technology companies and most innovative tech startups. A new e-book by freelancing China correspondent Johan Nylander, titled “Shenzhen Superstars — How China’s smartest city is challenging Silicon Valley”, explains why the world better listen up.
Read abstract in TechNode – China's best tech news website – here.