Today’s article in the FT quotes Kai-fu Lee
Mr Lee’s commentary echoes my own experience, and not only that, the story I am watching is of a class of challenges in operating and working in PRC. Both Microsoft and later Google spotted in Mr Lee an outstanding leader and entrepreneur who could have enormous impact – and both were unable to harness that with corporate strategy that would have allowed such vision to be executed. IMHO.
Attributed to Mr Lee : “People have to evaluate their overall equation, their level of discomfort with this country, their belief they can be successful, how lucrative the market is, how flexible they are with their policies, how much money they have,” Mr Lee said. “They have to balance all those things. Clearly, today, those stars are not aligned.”