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 :)